Teachers Union Facing Class Action Lawsuit

A pair of conservative national organizations has charged the California Teachers Association with illegally using a new $60 annual assessment on its members to fight a number of initiatives on the November.

District Court in San Jose, three California teachers, represented by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, sought to block the union from collecting the mandatory dues increase until teachers can be notified of their right to opt out.

The Landmark Legal Foundation, another conservative law group, has called on the state Public Employment Relations Board to investigate the union’s effort to use dues increases to raise $50 million to fight a package of initiatives proposed by Gov.

The charges are part of an effort to silence teachers and other public workers who would be hurt by the proposed initiatives, said Barbara Kerr, president of the teachers union.

Source [www.sfgate.com]

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