Associated Press: Teacher union 'fair share' fees may face Supreme Court
WASHINGTON - Powerful public-sector unions are facing another high-profile legal challenge that they say could wipe away millions from their bank accounts and make it tougher for them to survive.
A group of California schoolteachers, backed by a conservative group, has asked the Supreme Court to rule that unions representing government workers can't collect fees from those who choose not to join.
Half the states currently require state workers represented by a union to pay "fair share" fees that cover bargaining costs, even if they are not members. The justices could decide as early as next week whether to take up the case.
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San Diego NBC: 2 San Diego Fire-Rescue Firefighters Stabbed on Duty
In San Diego, two firefighters answering a medical call were attacked and stabbed multiple times.
Emergency personnel responded to help an "intoxicated subject" at 3:55 p.m. at the Park and Market trolley station in the East Village section of downtown.
However, when they arrived, a man walked up to them and stabbed two firefighters more than once, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue officials.
The firefighters were rushed to UCSD Hillcrest and Scripps Mercy Hospital. They were still hospitalized Thursday with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
"On behalf of the entire Fire-Rescue Department, I want to thank everyone in the City of San Diego and beyond who has expressed their concern and offered their prayers and support for our people at this time," Fire Chief Javier Mainar said Thursday.
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