Social Media Kit: Friedrichs v California Teachers Association

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Social Media Kit: Friedrichs v California Teachers Association

Bonnie Grabenhofer, NOW Vice President

January 11, 2016

On Monday, January 11, 2016 oral arguments were heard for Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association while NOW and allies rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court. The future of public sector employees’ ability to benefit from union intercession on their behalf may hinge on the Supreme Court’s decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. This case challenges 40 years of precedent allowing unions, who are required to represent all employees at a workplace, to collect fair-share fees to cover the costs of negotiating benefits and handling grievances from employees who choose not to join but enjoy union representation.

When women join unions, or otherwise enjoy union protection, they have better job security, higher wages, and more benefits. This case is about corporate CEOs and wealthy special interests trying to make it even harder for working people – like teachers, nurses, and firefighters – to come together, speak up, and get ahead. At its core, it’s an attack on all of us, even if we don’t belong to a union.

The U.S. Supreme court should reject this attempt by wealthy special interest to make it even harder for working people to come together, speak up for one another, and get ahead.

You can help by sharing social media. Sample Facebook posts and Tweets follow.

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Facebook Posts

Facebook Post One

It’s time to stop anti-worker billionaires from attacking our freedom to join together in unions and improve the lives of all working people! A Supreme Court case called Friedrichs v California Teachers Association is a direct assault on our ability to #worktogether

Learn more: www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic: http://bit.ly/1VILJmP

This is America. No limits on our freedom to WorkTogether

Facebook Post Two

Everyone who works should be able to make ends meet, have a say about their futures, and have the right to #worktogether for better wages and benefits that can sustain their families. Learn more: www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic: http://bit.ly/1IQRuNG

We're heard when we're united. Dont silence our voice

Facebook Post Three

Women and people of color who join together in a union have better wages, health care and retirement benefits. They raise the bar for pay nationwide. A Supreme Court case called Friedrichs v California Teachers Association could hurt our ability to #worktogether and get ahead. Learn more: www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic: http://bit.ly/22KMLnl

When we WorkTogether, we all do better

Facebook Post Four

When corporate CEOs and wealthy special interests succeed at manipulating the rules in their favor by making it even harder for Americans to #worktogether, everyone suffers. Learn more: www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic: http://bit.ly/1Uwo3kw

When we WorkTogether, we get better schools, hospitals, and public services

Tweets

Click to Tweet: Right-wing billionaires are attacking our freedom to #worktogether through unions & improve everyone’s lives http://www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic to attach to the tweet: http://bit.ly/1JXw7Ff

This is America. No limits on our freedom to WorkTogether

Click to Tweet: Everyone deserves the right to #worktogether for better wages and benefits to sustain their families #SCOTUS http://www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic to attach to the tweet: http://bit.ly/1TExvlO

We're heard when we're united. Dont silence our voice

Click to Tweet: Women and people of color who #worktogether through a union earn better wages & benefits. http://www.americaworkstogether.us

Download graphic to attach to tweet: http://bit.ly/1OO5uUC

When we WorkTogether, we all do better

Click to Tweet: Everyone suffers when wealthy special interests manipulate the rules & make it harder for us to #worktogether through a union

Download graphic to attach to tweet: http://bit.ly/1VIL9ph

When we WorkTogether, we get better schools, hospitals, and public services

Resources

More information about this case and other upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases can be found at in the NOW Issue Advisory – A Look Ahead: Important Upcoming Supreme Court Cases http://now.org/resource/issue-advisory-a-look-ahead-important-upcoming-supreme-court-cases/

The Facebook Posts and Tweets are from our allies: America Works Together Allies Toolkit for Oral Arguments, January 2016. For more information see: http://americaworkstogether.us/