Gov. Jay Nixon Spurns Freedom-Loving Missourians

By Don Loos, National Right to Work Committee

Missouri came tantalizingly close last month to becoming America’s 26th Right to Work state. But after H.B.116, a measure prohibiting forced union dues and fees, was approved by lopsided state legislative majorities, it is about to fall prey to Big Labor Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto pen.

Bain of the Union

By Larry Sand, City Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in the fall. The 2013 lawsuit on behalf of Orange County teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, nine other teachers, and a professional association of Christian educators, takes aim at the constitutionality of California’s “agency shop” law, which forces public-school educators to pay dues to a teachers’ union, whether they want to or not.

Even Teachers Are No Fans of Forced Union Payments

By Paul E. Peterson and Martin R. West, 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.

Worker’s Choice: A Way To Make Sure We Don’t Undo Right-To-Work

By Vincent Vernuccio, Forbes

On June 30, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case that could prohibit public sector unions from getting workers fired for not paying them. In fact, it may mandate all public employees have the right-to-work regardless of whether their state has passed such a statute.