As the New York Times reported on Monday, The Supreme Court seems poised to strike a major blow to organized labor this year in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA).
A ruling against the CTA would set a precedent for allowing union members to 'opt out' of funding collective bargaining and lobbying activities of their unions. And since Government workers have long been able to opt-out of contributing to union political activities, such a ruling could deal a potentially devastating setback to union balance sheets, and greatly diminish their ability to influence policy.
In light of this news, we took a look at campaign finance records detailing the CTA’s political spending over the years to determine the biggest beneficiaries of the union’s activity. The results might surprise you.