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Even Teachers Are No Fans of Forced Union Payments

By Martin West and Paul E. Peterson on July 15, 2015 12:00 AM

This story originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal. 

‘Th’ Supreme Coort follows th’ election returns.” So said Mr. Dooley, the bartender created by cartoonist Finley Peter Dunne at the start of the 20th century. Those who follow the court today often say that nothing much has changed. Yet if the justices consider public opinion next term, it will be a straightforward decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case challenging the California “union shop” law that levies an agency fee on all teachers who refuse to join a union.