This month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down a major decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, impacting teachers and other public employee unions. Rebecca Friedrichs is a teacher and was the lead plaintiff challenging the California Teachers Association’s “agency shop” arrangement, which requires non-union member teachers to pay the union for non-political activities.
She joins Insight to explain why she decided to file her lawsuit and challenged the CTA all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Joining her is F. Vincent Vernuccio with the Makinac Center for Public Policy, a libertarian think tank that advocates for free market approaches to education and other issues. They join Insight to discuss the Janus case and its impact on public employee unions.