9th Circ. Nixes Class Win In Calif. Union Fee Battle

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 7:37 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has let a California state employees union off the hook in a class action challenging midyear fee increases levied to help fight political adversaries, saying it complied with U.S. Supreme Court case law in notifying nonunion employees of the change.

Because union fees are based on actual expenses for the prior year, the California Service Employees International Union Local 1000 did nothing wrong in 2005 by hiking fees by .25 percent of salary, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit...
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