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Will the Supreme Court End Forced Union Membership?

June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision. Then, on the last day of the month, the Supreme Court agreed with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Harris v Quinn and ruled that homecare workers could not be forced to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Vergara upset the teacher union Pooh-...

Teachers Union Sues to Stop Florida Choice Expansion

A lawsuit from a Florida union would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs. The lawsuit would also wipe out the state’s new education savings account program and an expansion to the tax-credit scholarship program. The Florida Education Association and other plaintiffs argue lawmakers did not follow proper procedure in passing a new school choice law this year, but does not claim that the...

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