November 16, 2015
In Advance Of 2016 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Friedrichs Vs. California Teachers Association (Learn about Friedrichs Vs. California Teachers Association here), Vermont Joins 20 Other States To File "Friend-Of-The-Court" Brief With The Court, Supporting Public-Sector Unions & Fair Share Fees
NY AG Eric Schneiderman commenting to the The Albany (NY) Times Union about the multi-state filing:
“The right to organize is a fundamental right for American workers,” Schneiderman said. “Unions go hand-in-hand with a strong middle class. Organizing gives workers the power to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better future. The Supreme Court should follow settled precedent and allow states like New York to manage our own labor relations to achieve labor peace and government efficiency and to continue our long tradition of support for workers.”
“There is nothing remotely fair about dismantling fair-share arrangements in public sector union contracts,” CT AG George Jepsen adds.