Fighting Against Forced Unionism and Forced Dues

Posted on Tue 11/17/2009 by


Stefan Gleason

November/December 2009 Foundation Action Now Available Online

The November/December 2009 issue of Foundation Action is now available for download as a PDF.  This is the Foundation’s official bimonthly publication that provides an excellent overview of hard-hitting legal actions being taken by Foundation attorneys every day to combat forced unionism.  Here’s a sample of this month’s cover story about the Foundation’s efforts to help educators stand up for the rights against powerful union bosses.

Teachers Challenge NEA Union Forced Dues and Membership Policies

LOUISVILLE, KY –In late September, several Johnson County educators filed a class action lawsuit against local and national teacher unions with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation.  The lawsuit shows that union officials forced unwilling educators to pay union dues while holding them hostage in full union membership.

Union operatives are accused of routinely blocking membership resignations for years at a time, automatically enrolling teachers in the union without their knowledge, and using an illegal monopoly bargaining scheme to force teachers to pay union dues.

The teachers’ lawsuit, filed against the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) union and its national affiliate, the National Education Association (NEA), seeks the return of illegally seized dues, a guarantee that teachers will be allowed to resign from union membership at any time, and a public notice from the union informing Johnson County educators of their right to refrain from union membership.

Other stories covered in this issue include:

  • Obama’s DOL in Foundation’s Legal Crosshairs
  • Right to Work Loses Great Benefactor, Advisor, and Friend
  • Nurse Pushes Back Against Union Boss Intimidation
  • San Diego School District Tells Nonunion Workers to Get Lost
  • The Wall Street Journal — Read the Union Health-Care Label

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The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses.  The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in more than 200 cases nationwide. Its web address is


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