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Educators File Suit Against Unions To Block Funds For Anti-Gov Electioneering

Sacramento, CA — A group of California teachers and professors filed a statewide class-action lawsuit in federal court today against the state´s largest teacher and faculty unions.

The group is seeking to bar union officials from forcing more than 350,000 California educators to pay significant dues increases earmarked for political electioneering during this year´s special election.

Since September 1st CTA union officials have written checks to several campaign committees totaling $23 million from a loan this is secured by guarantees of higher compulsory dues paid by educators as a job condition.

Supporters say to prevent further violation of their constitutional rights, the teachers ask that the forced dues be placed in escrow.