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N.J. Teachers Lose Appeal Over Fees Taken From Pay Post Union

Jan. 19, 2021, 3:58 PM

A recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion failed to help New Jersey teachers who sought to recover the union dues and fees automatically deducted from their paychecks after they left the labor organization, because contract obligations still exist, the Third Circuit said in an unpublished opinion.

The teachers signed a contract agreeing to let the dues and fees be automatically deducted from their paychecks. To revoke the deductions, however, they had to give written notice and the revocation would be effective either January 1 or July 1 following the notice, whichever was earlier, the opinion by Judge Patty Shwartz of the...

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