In-Home Care Workers Sue State, Union - The Chicago Tribune - Liberty Justice Center

In-Home Care Workers Sue State, Union – The Chicago Tribune

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 Ameet Sachdev that appeared November 10, 2015, in the Chicago Tribune.

After a significant victory before the U.S. Supreme Court last year, an anti-union organization has stepped up its battle against organized labor in Illinois.

A handful of in-home care workers represented by the National Right to Work Legal Foundation on Tuesday sued state officials for compelling them to be represented by the Service Employees International Union.

The federal suit, filed in Chicago, named as defendants the union as well as Tom Tyrrell, director of the Department of Central Management Services, and Gregory Bassi, general counsel of the Department of Human Services. Bassi was acting director of the department. A representative for the state officials declined to comment.

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