“’. . . stop taking my money,’ teacher’s lawsuit says”

With a decision in the Janus case expected any day now, a New Jersey  teacher is fed up with being forced to pay dues to an unresponsive union and is not taking any chances.  Bill Gallo, Jr.  has the story on nj.com.

A South Jersey teacher who doesn’t want anything to do with the state’s largest teachers’ union has filed suit saying she shouldn’t be forced to “subsidize” the New Jersey Education Association and its activities.

Filed in U.S. District Court in Camden, Ann Smith claims her constitutional rights are being violated by forcing her to pay ‘representation fees’ as a condition of her employment as a public school teacher — “even though Ms. Smith refused to join the teachers’ union and does not wish to subsidize the union’s activities.”