Union's Fee System Violates 1st Amendment: Court

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a union representing City University of New York employees improperly charged fees for union activities to a professor who does not belong to the union.

David Seidemann, a geology professor at CUNY, sued the Professional Staff Congress in 2002. He represented himself in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was not a member of the union and said the union had extracted higher fees from him than it was authorized to take. He...
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