Thompson v. AFSCME, Council 89

Curtis Thompson was a union member but resigned his membership because he believes that the union no longer represented his interests or beliefs. The union refuses to honor his resignation, relying on Pennsylvania law and its collective bargaining agreement  to say that Mr. Thompson can only resign during a 15-day window period. Mr. Thompson contends that the union’s failure to honor his resignation violates his constitutional rights to freedom of speech and association.

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