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LAPA Case or Controversy Series: The Future of Public Employee Labor Unions: The case of 'Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association'

Mar 18, 2016 12:10PM to 01:20PM

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Janice Fine, Rutgers University; Benjamin Sachs, Harvard Law School; Dorian Warren, Roosevelt Institute; Moderator: Paul Frymer, LAPA Director

The ability of unions to protect public employees faces a serious challenge.  Despite the decline of the labor movement, public employee unions over the last few decades, public-employee unions in the United States have remained a powerful force.  The case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, recently argued before the Supreme Court presents the question of whether non-union members should have to pay certain fees associated with the representation that a union provides for all employees.   Our panel of experts in national labor policy and law will examine the case, the broader issues facing public-sector unions on the eve of the 2016 election, as well as its impact on the labor movement.

RSVP at: http://lapa.princeton.edu/content/case-or-controversy-unions

Open to the public. Priority to Princeton community.