Last week, the Supreme Court issued its first ruling since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The court's decision in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association could have mortally wounded public sector unions, stripping them of their legal ability to collect the funds to keep their doors open. However, a 4-4 ruling ultimately allowed unions to live another day. For me, the case was personal. As a union member, a former union organizer and a member of a union household, a defeat for the California Teachers Association could have meant an unraveling of the organization I depend on to protect my rights at work. However, unlike many of my union brothers and sisters, I'm disappointed by the decision.