Academics throughout The Big Apple state are being illegally pressured to cough up union dues — although they’re now not members, in keeping with a new class-motion federal lawsuit.
Gov. Cuomo signed a brand new state law in April mandating that each one academics pay a New York State United Teachers “agency fee” irrespective of their club standing. Supporters say all lecturers get pleasure from pay hikes and perks secured via the union and may subsidize those efforts.
But in a suit filed Thursday, Northport, LI trainer Scott Pellegrino, says he and co-plaintiff Christine VanOstrand, oppose “NYSUT’s political advocacy and collective bargaining actions” in order that they shouldn’t have to fund them.
Also sued are Cuomo and state AG Barbara Underwood.