Retired Nurse Sues Union Over Not Being Able To Opt Out Of Fees
Marie DaRe says she didn't realize that the money for the union could go toward political actions.
Orange County Register:
Lawsuit Challenges A California Home Care Union
In August of last year, Marie DaRe, a retired Garden Grove nurse who cares for her neurologically-impaired brother, joined a union that represents homecare workers for the elderly and disabled. ... Last month the Freedom Foundation, an Olympia, Wash.-based group that has fought to curb union membership and funding in its home state, filed suit in federal district court in Santa Ana against the U.D.W. and State Controller Betty Yee on DaRe’s behalf. (Roosevelt, 7/7)
In other news on unions —
The Union That Roars: Nurses Aren’t Giving Up On California’s Single-Payer Push
To some, the California Nurses Association’s political tactics in pushing for a single-payer health system seemed a bit, well, extreme. Never mind the raucous demonstrations it brought to the state Capitol in recent weeks, the “shame on you” chants in the hallways, the repeated unfurling of banners in the rotunda despite admonitions from law enforcement. (Bartolone, 7/10)