In Hill v. SEIU, the Liberty Justice Center represented personal assistants and child care providers to end SEIU’s exclusive representation. The government’s appointment of an exclusive representative to speak on the behalf of all personal assistants and child care providers violates their First Amendment right to freedom of association.
The excerpt below is from an article by Patricia Manson that appeared November 10, 2015, in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
Six caregivers filed a lawsuit today accusing the state of Illinois of trampling on their First Amendment rights by requiring them to accept union representation against their will.
The state is violating their rights to free association and to petition the government by granting a particular union — Service Employees International Union, Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas (SEIU-HCII) — the exclusive right to bargain for them, the plaintiffs contend.
Read the full article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.