Turnpike Workers Dues Deduction Halted

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Turnpike Workers Dues Deduction Halted

[b]Turnpike Workers Dues Deduction Halted[/b]
Associated Press 06.06.07, 6:52 PM ET

A federal judge has sided with 20 Pennsylvania Turnpike workers trying to quit their union in a case that could have implications for thousands of public-sector employees in the state.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner issued a preliminary injunction Monday preventing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission or Teamsters Local No. 77 from deducting dues from their wages or disciplining them under the union contract.

At issue...

[i]The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc., representing the workers, said the case showed the need for a state law making union dues payments voluntary.[/i]

Full article at: [url]http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/06/06/ap3796295.html[/url]