LA Teacher Stands up to Teacher Union Officials, Demands Dues Back

While UTLA teacher union officials can rub their hands in satisfaction over their victories bought and paid for by the recent strike, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation-won Janus decision keeps teachers from supporting the union against their will.

With free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, a Los Angeles public school teacher is challenging the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union officials’ illegal “window period” scheme to forcibly seize union membership dues from her paycheck without her consent and in violation of her constitutional rights.

Plaintiff Irene Seager, a public school teacher at Porter Ranch Community School, filed the class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the UTLA, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Attorney General of California.