Episode

1251: Ian Millhiser: Is the Supreme Court About to Destroy Public Sector Unions?

January 12, 2016

1/12/16

Ian Millhiser a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, explains the Abood v. Detroit Board of Education case and how it allowed for Public Unions to exist and grow. The free rider problem and public unions. The Harris case and the Supreme Court conservatives cruel attack on home care workers. How the Roberts Court manipulates overturning precedents. How conservatives manipulate the judicial process. The Friedrich Case and the final overturning of the Abood case. The differences between unions and political parties. Are retirement funds unconstitutional if Abood is overturned. The historical context of the war against unions and how reign on the radical right on the Court.

On The Fun Half: Carly Fiorina still failing and still lying. Debating a conservative. Break in at the Flint City Hall and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is disgusting in defense of his response to the Flint crisis. What will Barack Obama’s final State of the Union sound like. A letter from a Oregon militiamen to his wife. White supremacists call voters for Donald Trump in Iowa. Also your calls and IMs.

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