This week, John Fensterwald and Louis Freedberg devote the full podcast to exploring the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, in which the court struck down as unconstitutional the fees that teachers and other public employees were forced to pay to their unions as the cost of being represented by them.
Public employee unions in California and 21 other states that permitted these “fair share” fees could lose substantial revenue and members as a result. They spoke with Eric Heins, president of the California Teachers Association, about the union’s strategy to keep members. They also spoke with two labor union experts with divergent views on the merits of the case: Ken Jacobs, chair of the Labor Center at UC Berkeley, and Terry Moe, a professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.
To read EdSource’s coverage of Janus:
To read the Supreme Court ruling in Janus, go here