The Fairness Center filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Loretta Poyneer, an employee of the Syracuse City School District who resigned from New York State United Teachers (“NYSUT”) in September 2021. Although Ms. Poyneer resigned her union membership, the union and her employer continued to take union dues from her paychecks. Ms. Poyneer brings this lawsuit to enforce her constitutional rights not to be associated with or to financially support a union against her will.
Loretta Poyneer v. New York State United Teachers; Syracuse Teachers Association, Inc.; Syracuse City School District
This case was filed in United States District Court, Northern District of New York