Were you a “fair share” or “agency fee” payer for your union?
If So, you may be eligible for a refund of the dues or fees you paid over the past few years.
If you’re a government employee in Illinois – a public school teacher, first responder, social worker or even municipal worker – and over the past three years you resigned membership from the union at your workplace, you may be eligible for a refund of union fees.
For more than 40 years, government workers were forced to give part of each paycheck to highly political government unions as a condition of working in public service. Millions of public employees were forced to give a portion of each week’s pay to government unions, regardless of whether these employees wanted affiliation with a union at their workplace. But thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, that practice now is illegal.
Workers who opted out of union membership since the Janus case was filed in spring of 2015 and previously were called “agency fee payers” may be eligible for repayment of the nonmember fees they were forced to pay from 2015 to 2018, when the Supreme Court rendered such payments illegal.
If you were “fair share” or “agency fee” payer for your government union you may be eligible for a refund of the dues or fees you paid over the past few years. These illegal fees and dues can total hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars. This is money that was wrongly taken from you, and should be returned to you.
Contact us, and we may be able to help.