The Fairness Center represents Crystal Paparone-Donadio, a substance abuse prevention and intervention specialist for the New York City Department of Education, who resigned from her union, AFSCME, District Council 37. But her resignation went ignored, while the City of New York continued to take union dues from her paycheck. Union officials have never recognized Ms. Paparone-Donadio’s resignation, although eight months later, the City finally stopped taking union dues from her paycheck. Ms. Paparone-Donadio brings this lawsuit to vindicate her constitutional rights not to be forced to be associated with or to financially support a union.
Crystal Paparone-Donadio v. District Council 37, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; Board of Education Employees Local 372, District Council 37, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO; New York City Department of Education; City of New York.
This case was filed in Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York.