Progressive ideas are always so popular that they have to be mandatory.

The College Fix reports:

UC San Diego workers file class action lawsuit to fight mandatory union dues

Two UC San Diego workers have filed a class action lawsuit against their union and the University of California, claiming union dues are being stripped from their paychecks against their will and in violation of their Constitutional rights.

Service Desk Analysts Pablo Labarrere and Sam Doroudi allege that they were never informed of their right to refuse to allow union dues to be taken from their paychecks when they were hired, and that subsequent requests to stop the withdrawals were refused by union bosses.

The federal class action lawsuit was filed in mid-March against the University Professional and Technical Employees Union and various UC leaders. None of the defendants responded to multiple requests for comment from The College Fix.

The plaintiffs are represented pro bono by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which is citing the 2018 Supreme Court Janus ruling that struck a blow against public sector labor unions by ruling non-union members cannot be compelled to pay union dues.

“The Supreme Court made it absolutely clear in Janus that union officials violate public workers’ First Amendment rights when they seize union dues without their consent,” National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix stated in a news release.

“Yet over a year and a half after the decision, California union bosses – with the assistance of state officials – continue to subject the state’s public servants to schemes that violate these rights, all to fill union coffers with more illegal dues.”


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