Unions Dodge a Bullet at the Supreme Court

Unions are breathing a sigh of relief in a California case the Supreme Court handed down today. The justices split 4-4 in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. That means that a lower court ruling stands and unions can still collect dues from teachers and other public employees, even if those employees choose not to join their union. It was a case that didn’t look good for unions before the death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia.