Lawsuit to claw back union dues filed after Janus decision–ABA Journal

BY JASON TASHEA

Seven California teachers have filed a class action lawsuit to win back paid union fees in light of last month’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that nonconsenting public-sector employees cannot be compelled to pay union dues.

The Recorder reported Tuesday that attorney John Bursch of Bursch Law in Grand Rapids, Michigan has filed nearly two-dozen such cases throughout the country in light of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME. “The lawsuit we filed is a refund of the fees that were illegally extracted,” Bursch told the Recorder. He also told the Recorder that some of his lawsuits predated the Janus decision.

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