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Teachers Praise SCOTUS Union Ruling

March 30th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

In a deadlocked decision, the U-S Supreme Court has reaffirmed the right of public-sector unions to charge so-called "fair share" fees. Teachers and unions are positively crowing. By its four-four vote, the court let stand a Ninth Circuit ruling that the California Teachers Association can charge the fees. They offset the unions’ cost for contracts and grievance procedures for teachers who opt not to join the union, but are still covered by collective bargaining. National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen-Garcia says fair share fees have worked well enough that even some employers asked the court to keep them.

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