21 Nationally Renowned Policy Groups Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Buckeye's Case to End Forced Union Exclusive Representation
Uradnik v. IFO is First Major Post-Janus Labor Challenge Filed with the Supreme Court
Columbus, OH -- Twenty-one nationally renowned public policy organizations filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court in support of The Buckeye Institute's case Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, which calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union's exclusive representation.
"Kathy Uradnik has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her First Amendment rights and declare that the laws forcing her to accept representation by a union that has advocated and acted against her interests time and again are unconstitutional," said Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute and a lead attorney on the case.
The multi-organization brief was filed by the Center for the American Experiment, Alaska Policy Forum, Americans for Lawful Unionism, Americans for Tax Reform, Beacon Center of Tennessee, Center for Worker Freedom, Freedom Foundation, Illinois Policy Institute, Liberty Justice Center (which, together with National Right to Work, successfully brought the Janus v. AFSCME case), Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Maine Heritage Policy Center, Montana Policy Institute, Nevada Policy Research Institute, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Rio Grande Foundation, Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights, and Wyoming Liberty Group.
"The support Professor Uradnik's case has received confirms it is deserving of review by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the lower courts' refusal to acknowledge that forced exclusive representation violates the First Amendment calls for the Supreme Court's intervention," said Andrew M. Grossman, a partner at BakerHostetler in Washington, D.C., and counsel of record on the Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization petition.
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