California Case Could Be Labor's "Citizens United"

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The California Teachers Association has been called an obstacle to education reform in Sacramento. Now, the US Supreme Court is poised to reduce its power. The case is about union fees and First Amendment rights, but the decision could be a blow to unionized police officers, fire fighters and other public workers all over the country.

Also on the program, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed civilian. Will public comment compromise the right to a fair trial?

Photo: Supporters of the California Teachers Association rally outside the US Supreme Court on January 11, 2016

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sarah Sweeney