Five teachers in California are suing the California Teachers Association to end the alleged practice by the union of collecting dues through mandatory paycheck deductions, even if a teacher objects.
The lawsuit was filed in a San Francisco court on Monday and names the CTA as the defendant. It also come after last summer's U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling which stated that requiring dues payments forces public sector workers to endorse political messages that they may be counter to their beliefs. The high court ruling also noted that government workers can not be required to contribute to labor groups.
Attorney Harmeet Dhillon filed the lawsuit, and she insists that the paycheck deductions violates the First Amendment rights of the teachers.