Freedom Foundation

Media Mentions – Week of March 10th, 2019

Associated Press – 5 Teachers Sue California Union Over Forced Union Dues

Five California educators filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the state’s top teachers union from collecting dues through mandatory paycheck deductions, the latest in a series of similar legal challenges filed across the country.

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CBS San Francisco – Teachers Sue California Union Over Forced Union Dues

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF / AP) — Five California educators filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the state’s top teachers union from collecting dues through mandatory paycheck deductions, the latest in a series of similar legal challenges filed across the country.

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Law.com – California Teachers Ride SCOTUS Union-Fee Ruling In New Class Action

The educators, including one from Hayward and one from Fremont, said in a complaint filed in San Francisco federal district court that they weren’t told they could opt out of joining the local teachers unions. When the teachers later resigned their memberships, they say union leaders told them they had to continue paying dues until a specified withdrawal period arrived.

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Washington Times – California Teachers Sue After Union Refuses To Stop Forced Deductions For Dues

Special needs instructor Bethany Mendez has been fighting for months to escape the teachers union in Fremont, California, but the school district continues to funnel a portion of her paycheck directly to the labor bank account.

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East Bay Citizen – Two East Bay Educators Lead Lawsuit Against Teachers’ Union Dues

An elementary teacher from Fremont and a Hayward school instructor are among five educators who are suing the California Teachers Association, alleging their First Amendment rights were violated after the teachers’ unions continued to illegally deduct dues after each had revoked their union membership out of political concerns.

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CBS News – California Teacher Leads Lawsuit Against State’s Teachers Union Over Forced Dues

A Freemont, California, special education teacher has taken the lead in challenging the state’s teachers union and its attorney general for failing to inform public school teachers of their right to not pay union dues.

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California Globe – Teachers File Class Action Lawsuit Against CA Teachers Unions and State Attorney General

Five California teachers have filed a class action lawsuit against the California Teachers Association alleging the union and government officials violated their First Amendment rights by continuing to deduct union dues from their wages over their repeatedly stated objections, and without first obtaining clear consent and a knowing waiver of their First Amendment right to be free from compelled speech through union participation.

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The Daily Caller – Five Educators Sue California Teachers’ Union For Mandatory Dues Collection

Five educators sued the California Teachers Association Monday for mandatory collection of dues.

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The New American – Teachers Sue California Union Over Forced Deductions

Teachers in California have filed a lawsuit to stop the forced collection of union dues, the Washington Times reported Monday.

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Fox News – California Teacher Sues Teachers’ Union, AG Becerra For Deducting Dues

A California special-education teacher filed suit earlier this week against the state teachers’ union and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, saying she wasn’t told she could opt out of paying union dues.

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Law.com – Dozens of Class Actions Build On Supreme Court’s ‘Janus’ Union Ruling

Anti-union organizations, building on last year’s successful challenge to public-sector union fees, have returned to the U.S. Supreme Court with three new challenges to the operations of organized labor.

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