The Fairness Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Matthew Krawczyk, a high school teacher who resigned from New York State United Teachers (“NYSUT”) in September 2020. Although Mr. Krawczyk is no longer a union member, the union and his employer continue to take union dues from his paychecks. Mr. Krawczyk brings this lawsuit to enforce his constitutional rights not to be associated with or to financially support a union against his will.
Matthew Krawczyk v. New York State United Teachers; Solvay Teachers Association; Board of Education of the Solvay Union Free School District; Solvay Union Free School District; Jay Tinklepaugh, in his official capacity as Superintendent of the Solvay Union Free School District
This case was filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of New York.