[b]"Court Strikes Down Ohio Law Forcing Public Employees to
Pay Union Dues Unless They Join Certain Religions[/b]
Teacher union official told educator she must "change religions" if she did not want to pay dues to a union she believes to support immorality
Columbus, OH (June 22, 2007) "” In a victory for employee rights and the freedom of conscience, a St. Marys-area teacher has successfully challenged the constitutionality of a statewide law denying public employees their right to accommodations of religious objections that they have to paying union dues unless the objecting employees belong to certain state-approved religions.
The decision issued by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost struck down the offending law as a violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause and permanently enjoined the Ohio State Employment Relations Board (SERB) from further enforcing the law against employees"...
[b]"Adding insult to injury, an OEA union official told Katter that she must "change religions" to receive a religious accommodation before SERB"...[/b].
Full story at: [url]http://www.nrtw.org/b/nr_657.php[/url]
[b][u]Other media coverage:[/u][/b]
- Cybercast News Service
- The Evening Leader.com