Adams v. Teamsters

LebTown: County faces lawsuit over alleged unauthorized deduction of union dues

Four Lebanon County employees have filed a federal complaint against the county and Teamsters Local 429 for unauthorized deductions of union dues from their paychecks.

A core issue of the lawsuit will be whether authorizations for the deduction of union dues provided before the June 2018 SCOTUS decision serve as freely given consent, given that there was no alternative save for non-employment at the time.

Lebanon Daily News: Lebanon County employees sue over forced union dues

The Lebanon County lawsuit says the four employees informed Teamsters in July and September that they wished to resign from the union and to stop the withholding of union fees from their paychecks. The union insisted they could not immediately resign, the complaint alleges.

An attorney for the four employees then asked Lebanon County in October to stop withholding dues, but the county did not, it continues.

Pennsylvania Watchdog: Unions kept collecting dues after workers quit

Pennsylvania lawmakers were warned last fall that if the state didn't amend its laws to comply with the terms of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Janus v. AFSCME ruling, the result could be a host of legal complications. That warning is now ringing true.