There is another case related to union membership currently in progress. In Friedrichs v. CTA, California teachers who are not union members sued their unions, arguing that they shouldn’t be obligated to pay any union dues at all. By contrast, plaintiffs in Bain v. CTA are, and wish to remain, members of their unions. They value the protections and benefits of union membership, and they wish to continue to pay dues to cover the costs associated with obtaining and expanding these benefits through collective bargaining. However, they do not want to be forced to contribute to the unions’ political activities as a condition of enjoying their employment-related benefits.