U.S. Supreme Court to Take on Government Union Power

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to a case that could give all public employees right-to-work protections. If SCOTUS rules in favor of the plaintiff, California teacher Rebecca Friedrich, government unions would lose their power to compel non-members to pay union dues as a condition of employment.


California Labor Commission Rules Uber Drivers Are Employees

A recent ruling by the California Labor Commission found that an Uber driver is an employee, not independent contractor as the ridesharing company argues. The order requires Uber to pay the driver $4,000 in expenses. Uber plans to appeal the decision, but if it stands, it could potentially destroy the popular ridesharing company’s business model and others like it.