January 14, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will, depending on how it’s decided, have a huge impact on the Labor Movement all across the country in 2016. This week, on the LaborPress Radio Show/Podcast, we hear from our political correspondent Steve Wishnia just returned from Washington, D.C.
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules against labor in the case of Friedrichs v. The California Teachers Association, public sector unions all across this nation will be forced to figure out ways to overcome the potential loss of traditional funding generated from employees benefitting from collective bargaining.
In this week’s episode of the LaborPress Radio Show/Podcast broadcasting this Sunday at noon on WWRL 1600 AM, we devote the entire hour to Friedrichs v. The California Teachers Association, as Steve brings back his exclusive interviews with demonstrators who gathered outside the Supreme Court, as well as an insightful Q&A with union lawyer David Frederick.
Over the course of this week’s special episode, we look at the history of the case, the external forces attempting to influence its outcome, as well as what the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision – expected sometime later in June – might ultimately mean for continued growth of organized labor in America.
Despite anemic membership rolls, this past year was a boon for organized labor. The Labor Movement scored significant victories all across the United States in the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage. But there where also great gains in the auto industry and west coast shipping as well. Union leaders and workers alike, are currently experiencing a level of enthusiasm not felt in many years.
How will the House of Labor respond in the wake of the Friedrichs Case? Find out on this week’s edition of the LaborPress Radio Show/Podcast. Tune in Sunday at noon on WWRL 1600 AM, and then catch it online at www.lainvasora.com.