Americans for Fair Treatment’s amicus brief was mentioned by Law360:
The long history of bargaining relationships involving technicians is part of what interests experts about the case at the high court. David Dorey, senior counsel at the Fairness Center who filed an amicus brief on behalf of Americans for Fair Treatment supporting Ohio in the case, said the fact that the court agreed to hear the dispute means at least four justices are interested in weighing in on the FLRA’s jurisdiction.
When asked why the case is coming before the court now, Dorey said the Ohio National Guard and his client sees the issue as a longstanding error in law that has not been addressed.
“In my client’s view, it’s because state officials decided that they were finally going to push back on what had been the way things worked for a long time,” Dorey said. Americans for Fair Treatment advises public employees on their rights to opt out of their union.