The Fairness Center represents Moeleek Thomas, a traffic enforcement agent for the NYPD who resigned from his union, AFSCME, District Council 37. However, his resignation went ignored, while the City of New York continued to take union dues from his paycheck. Union officials have never recognized Mr. Thomas’s resignation, although eight months later, the City finally stopped taking union dues from his paycheck. Mr. Thomas brings this lawsuit to vindicate his constitutional rights not to be forced to be associated with or to financially support a union.
Moleek Thomas v. District Council 37, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; Local 983, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; City of New York.
This case was filed in Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York.