My guess is the UFT's reaction, as well as many other city and state unions, if we lose will be to run to state court to say the Friedrichs decision doesn't apply here as it contradicts with the state Taylor Law. Then, the unions may try to tie things up in court for years while forcing people to keep paying union dues and/or agency fees. That is just an educated guess and could be way off.... James Eterno on the ICE blogThere was some excellent post-Friedrichs analysis at the MORE meeting last Saturday. Kit Wainer was on top of the situation.
"If the UFT leadership was very worried about the immediate future it would be doing things in a very different way," he said.
In other words, nothing has changed. No taking any time to win the membership over. No worries. Go on as usual.
All those people gloating in comments on blogs about how they look forward to not paying dues should reign in their enthusiasm. James Eterno was there also and blogged some of the things talked about on Saturday on the ICE blog.
Both James and Kit agreed that the union strategy was to tie this up in court for years. So don't go spending that $1300 just yet.
Kit and James were the ICE/TJC UFT presidential candidates in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Julie Cavanagh, the MORE 2013
carrier. These 3 former presidential candidate was joined by MORE's current choice, Jia Lee for a photo op.