The Fairness Center represents Dave Perrotti, a Scranton-area public school teacher who resigned from his unions, the PSEA and Abington Heights Education Association, last year. Even though PSEA let him out, the union’s contract with his employer, the Abington Heights School District, requires nonmembers to pay Fair Share Fees—in a CBA that was signed the year after the Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, that compulsory fair-share fees are unconstitutional. The union has sent Mr. Perrotti threatening “collection” letters, claiming that he owes them hundreds of dollars in dues for this school year, even though he’s not a member and never agreed to pay PSEA as a nonmember. Mr. Perrotti, therefore, has brought a federal civil rights action against PSEA, alleging that their threats to collect money from him threaten his constitutional right not to support or be associated with a union against his will.
Dave Perrotti v. Pennsylvania State Education Association; Abington Heights Education Association.
This case was filed in the Federal District Court in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.