Skip to comments.Northeastern Workers Battle Forced Dues ( Unions )
Posted on 11/23/2018 5:45:17 AM PST by george76
Govt. healthcare employees in Penn. & Conn. allege coercive payments.
A pair of healthcare workers in the Northeast have filed lawsuits alleging that labor leaders have blocked them from resigning even after the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory public sector membership is unconstitutional.
William Neely, a Pennsylvania-based psychiatric aide, has accused American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 13 of refusing to honor his resignation. Neely was a dues paying member of the organization for 15 years before requesting to cut ties in July, shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that government agencies could no longer require paying union fees as a condition of employment. The union, according to the suit, has continued to deduct from Neely's paychecks because its contract does not honor resignation until June 2019.
Connecticut nurse practitioner Cheryl Spano Lonis had a similar experience when she attempted to end her membership in Service Employees International Union District 1199 New England. Spano Lonis, a worker in the state Corrections Department, has been fighting to withdraw from SEIU since 2015 when she determined that the union's political activities were inconsistent with her religious beliefs. While labor law allows conscientious objectors to steer fees to charitable causes instead of funding the union, SEIU failed to approve her charities. Its leaders did not honor any of her resignation requests and pocketed thousands of dollars in full dues over the next three years.
"Union officials treated me like an ATM," Spano Lonis said in a statement. "They ignored their own rules, violated my rights, and misused my money. I did everything I could to ensure my money wasn't used by union officials for purposes that violate my moral and religious beliefs."
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“Union officials treated me like an ATM.” Ain’t that the truth!
Were doin dis foir ya own good!
This makes no sense to me. Unless the person is a direct employee of the union, all he should need to do is present notification to the agency employing him to stop deducting. The suit should be against the government agency's payroll dept to stop the deduction.
Her only hope is that SCOTUS extends last year’s ruling to private sector unions.
PA’s Supreme Court was stacked by Leftists. She’ll get absolutely no relief there.
More evidence of the democrat-union cartel mob.
The only reason SEIU exists is to extort money for corrupt Democrats.
Catch the “union officials “ on the street and horsewhip them senseless.
That is the only to deal with them and prevail
Neither of these two people was employed in the private sector they were both employed by government agencies.
The unions have a symbiotic relationship with the Democrat party.
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