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Ohio Union Faces Class Action Suit
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill McMorris

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/17/2019 5:12:38 AM

An Ohio woman is suing one of the state´s most powerful unions for its continued collection of dues payments over her objections. Connie Pennington has been forced to pay dues to the Communication Workers of America Local 4502 as part of her job with the city of Columbus, but attempted to sever ties after the Supreme Court declared mandatory dues payments unconstitutional in the 2018 Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees ruling. The union has maintained that workers should not be allowed to leave the union until its contract with the city

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/17/2019 6:12:27 AM     (No. 11933001)

I used to teach this stuff, so my opinion may be of some value.
There is a severability clause in most union contracts, meaning that if a portion of the contract is no longer legal, the remaining parts of the contract remain in place.
In the instant case (that´s an arbitrator term) the contract contains a clause that is contrary to the law, and is therefore unenforceable. The 30 days should not apply.
She, and all those similarly situated, should get their dues deductions stopped the day the union and management receive the letter.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq, 3/17/2019 8:12:22 AM     (No. 11933081)

That´s one brave woman. Unions generally don´t treat non-conformists well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/17/2019 8:52:31 AM     (No. 11933140)

In my younger years, I was a shot steward for AFSCME- and believe me, they really opened my eyes as to what they truly are. They are, heart and soul, nothing but a communist hate machine. It is mostly run by women. It has a brainwashing game that is all but scientific in operation. And they absolutely despise this nation. I recognized their sham and got out by the skin of my teeth- they were really not happy with me at all. Had I been a person of less grit, they might have been successful at making me into one of their lunatic mind freak agents. I hope this gal can sue the crap out of them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: calamity kate, 3/17/2019 9:05:39 AM     (No. 11933162)

I am viscerally opposed to public employee unions. Essentially, they are organizing against us, the citizens, that are forced (via taxes) to pay them.

Several years ago, I posted some anti PUBLIC union stuff on my FB page....and a friend´s husband, a lawyer for the IRS, went on a screed about union support.

Government unions aren´t supporting the blue-collar voiceless like Norma Rae. They´re supporting educated mid to high skilled workers. It´s all a money laundering front for the DNC anyway.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/17/2019 11:06:50 AM     (No. 11933353)

These unions are nothing but a leftist conspiracy between the unions and the political left to share the bounty from the rest of society.

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