EdNext Podcast: Rebecca Friedrichs on Janus v. AFSCME

Later this month, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling in Janus v. AFSCME on whether public sector unions should be allowed to collect agency fees from employees who choose not to join the union.

The Court heard a similar case two years ago, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.

This week, Marty West talks with Rebecca Friedrichs, the lead plaintiff in that case, about agency fees, unions, and what to expect after Janus.

Mike Antonucci analyzed Friedrichs v. CTA in “Teachers Unions At Risk of Losing Agency Fees.” For more on how that case turned out, read this or this.  And Josh Dunn wrote about oral arguments in the Janus case here.

After this episode, the EdNext Podcast heads off for summer vacation, with no regularly scheduled episodes until late August (though there may be some pop-up episodes over the summer).

The EdNext Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here every Wednesday.

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