High Court Urged To Ignore Union Fees Challenge

Law360, New York (April 8, 2015, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The California Teachers Association and the National Education Association have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject review of California teachers' challenge to union fees and a request to overrule the high court's 1977 Abood ruling, which gave states a green light to require public workers to pay union agency fees.

The unions on April 1 filed their opposition to a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Rebecca Friedrichs and other teachers challenging the requirement that they have to pay so-called agency fees to the unions even though they opted out of union representation.

In their brief, the unions...

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