Imagine this: A group of non-union teachers sue the state and a teachers union over fees they are forced to pay to the union. The non-union teachers don’t like unions and believe that the First Amendment shields them from having to support the union in any way. The union and the state argue that the fees are necessary for the state to maintain proper labor relations with its public employee workforce, and to make sure that all employees who benefit from collective bargaining chip in to cover the costs. The Supreme Court considers the arguments of both sides and makes a decision.
Actor, activist, and union member Bradley Whitford narrates this powerful documentary about Supreme Court cases that threaten to undermine the rights of working Americans – and how we can fight back.