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Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Largest Health Care Union In The US Is Facing A Class Action Lawsuit Over Forced Dues

A free market labor group has filed a class action lawsuit against the largest health care worker union in the U.S. to refund millions in forced dues.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRWLDF) filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in a California district court on behalf of state employee William Hough and potentially 5,000 others, according to the NRWLDF.

“In the Foundation-won Janus decision, the Supreme Court finally upheld public sector workers’ First Amendment right to choose whether or not to support a union without the threat of being fired,” National Right to Work Foundation vice president Patrick Semmens said in a statement. “Further, the high court made it clear that fees cannot be collected without a clear waiver of First Amendment rights.”

Hough has worked for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) since 2005 but did not join the local union, instead opting to pay the union “agency fee” required from nonmembers in the VTA as a condition of employment.



Steve said...

Well they will win this one, and expect that to increase medical insurance rates and auto and home as well. Unions have been stealing this money for years, and now will have to pay it back.

Unions used to help us, but became a political force instead.

It's time for them to die.

Someone will re-emerge the idea with better rules.

Anonymous said...

but didn`t obamacare fix all this? everyone has affordable healthcare now and everyone is happy so whats the problem??