THE DETROIT AREA CHAPTER OF THE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS ASSOCIATION
WILL THE SUPREME COURT IMPOSE
PUBLIC SECTOR RIGHT TO WORK COAST TO COAST?
This term, the United States Supreme Court will consider reversing the decades old decision in Abood v. Detroit Public Schools
which found that “fair share” fees are constitutional. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association,
has the potential to instantly invalidate every fair share fee arrangement in the United States.
This issue is of critical importance to both supporters and opponents of fair share fee arrangements. It has relevance
in the State of Michigan despite the adoption of “Right to Work” legislation in 2012 since there are many agency fee contracts still in effect.
*PATRICK J. WRIGHT **
**Director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation*
The Center has filed a brief urging that Abood be reversed.
**General Counsel to the AFL-CIO*
The labor federation has filed a brief urging that Abood be affirmed.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
THE WESTIN SOUTHFIELD HOTEL
1500 Town Center
Southfield, Michigan 48075
Cocktails 5:30 – Dinner 6:15 – Speaker 7:00 $50.00 Non-members – $40.00 Members
Please try to reserve by Monday, November 16.
Everyone is welcome to attend the program only.