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A labor economist explains why Friedrichs v. California Teachers case matters




The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, November 6, 2013.
The US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, November 6, 2013.
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Today, the Supreme Court hears a case that could have huge implications for unions and public employees.

The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, looks at whether the teachers union can require nonmembers to pay fees to cover the costs of collective bargaining.

Professor Jesse Rothstein, Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at UC Berkeley, joined Take Two for a discussion of the potential implications of the case.