Today’s story is unusual not just for the subject under discussion, but also for where it’s taking place. Out in California, a group of teachers have a case currently winding through the courts which protests the requirement for teachers to join a union and pay dues as a condition of employment. And this is the sort of thing that keeps union officials up at night.
A federal lawsuit filed by a group of California public school teachers saying mandatory payment of union dues violates their right of free speech is moving forward in the courts..
In essence, in California and 25 other “closed shop” states, the teachers by law must join a union as a condition of employment and pay union dues to keep their jobs.