FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A U.S. District Court today threw out a petition filed by the National Right to Work Committee against the California Teachers Association, effectively exposing it as a baseless political stunt. Ruling from the bench, Judge James Ware denied a request for a temporary restraining order, stating he was not willing to extend the law as the National Right to Work Foundation requested.
The frivolous lawsuit filed by National Right to Work has no basis in fact or in law. It is simply a politically motivated attempt to promote Proposition 75 and create a false impression that Proposition 75 represents a struggle between union members and the union. In fact, Proposition 75 is supported by many of the same big corporations and wealthy individuals that bankroll National Right to Work. Their ultimate goal is to silence the voices of teachers in the public policy debate so that they can pursue their agenda of cutting school funding and promoting private school vouchers without opposition.