Wednesday, June 24, 2009

California Supreme Court Rules Against Union

A school district can prevent a teachers union from putting campaign pamphlets for political candidates in school mailboxes, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case from San Leandro...

A school district has a legitimate interest in not allowing mailboxes "to become venues for the one-sided endorsements of political candidates by those with special access," Justice Carlos Moreno said in the 7-to-0 ruling...

He noted that the ruling leaves the teachers union free to inform its members of endorsements in faculty lounges or off campus.

Lawyers for the California Teachers Association did not respond to a request for comment.


This is a big ruling, especially in union-friendly California.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

The more so because it's unanimous.

That throws the ball into the legislature's court although how they'd craft a piece of legislation that would confer such a one-sided privilege on the teacher's unions without becoming a lightning rod for law suits would be interesting.