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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling: Public Employees Right To Free Speech Upheld In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association.
"Today's ruling protects the right of public employees working in our schools, universities, hospitals, and police agencies in California and across the nation to negotiate fair wages and benefits, without restricting any individual employee's freedom of speech. While this decision is a victory, we must keep fighting to protect the ability of working families to make a living wage and pursue the American dream."
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"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer." --Abraham Lincoln