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Grossman v. HGEA

In January 2019, the Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Patricia Grossman, an employee of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, against the University and the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) for refusing to allow her to resign union membership. Ms. Grossman has worked at the University of Hawaii at Hilo for

Mandel v. SEIU

In December 2018, the Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Illinois school district employee Erich Mandel against his government union, SEIU Local 73, and his employer, Community Consolidated School District 15, for violating his First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. Despite the decisive victory for workers’ rights in

New Mexico state employee files lawsuit against AFSCME and State for constitutional violations

December 10, 2018

New Mexico state employee files lawsuit against AFSCME and State for constitutional violations ALBUQUERQUE, NM (Dec. 7, 2018) –– New Mexico state employee Brett Hendrickson has filed a lawsuit against his government union, AFSCME, and the state of New Mexico for violating his First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. Hendrickson is

Hendrickson v. AFSCME

In November 2018, the Liberty Justice Center filed a lawsuit, Hendrickson v. AFSCME, on behalf of New Mexico state employee Brett Hendrickson against his government union, AFSCME, and the state of New Mexico for violating his First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. Despite the decisive victory for workers’ rights in the

LJC Lawsuit in California Aims to Make Unions Respect the Supreme Court’s Authority

November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018 — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision from June in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees was clear: Public employees no longer are required to pay union dues, even for collective-bargaining purposes. This was no technical or ambiguous point. The court declared it an infringement of the First Amendment when the government forces