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20-Plus-Year Oregon School Employee Explains Why She Sought Freedom Foundation’s Help Leaving Her Union

Freedom Foundation attorneys on Thursday filed suit on behalf of Oregon school employees after their union refused to honor their request to opt out of membership and stop paying dues for services they don’t want.

The lawsuit is typical of a growing number of cases that challenge the dishonest tactics used by government unions to force public employees to pay money to the union even after the employees have explicitly resigned membership.

Plaintiff Linda Newton, a 21-year school bus driver, explains why she sought help from the Freedom Foundation:

“There came a time though, when I really needed my union the most, and I could not get them to help me. I opted out of our union, and I was told that there was no way I could opt out.”