Lawyer in New Jersey AG’s Office Challenges State Union Dues Law

April 29, 2021, 12:07 AM

A lawyer in the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office challenged a state law that limits when government workers can withdraw their financial support of unions to a single 10-day period each year.

Deputy Attorney General Heather Anderson filed a proposed class action claiming that the restriction violates public employee rights set forth in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which said public sector unions can’t collect money from workers without their express permission. Her complaint was filed Wednesday at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey at Trenton, the state’s capital.

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