Bennett v. AFSCME

The Neighbor: Moline-Coal Valley School District employee sues over union dues deductions

An employee of the Moline-Coal Valley School District has filed a federal lawsuit against the district and the state's largest public sector union, claiming both refused to stop deducting union dues from her paycheck months after she left the union.

“Since November 2018, the union and the school district have been fully aware they do not have permission to collect money from my paycheck,” Bennett said in a press release from the nonprofit law firm that is representing her. “I submitted my resignation as soon as I could after learning about the decision. The union did not inform me of my rights after the Janus decision, and I should not have to wait months to exercise them.”