Group Claims SEIU Forges Government Employees’ E-Signatures to Force Dues and Avoid Janus Rights

“OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT, SEIU ENGAGING IN STATE-SANCTIONED FRAUD” a press release headline screams from the Freedom Foundation:

“These two decisions from the 9th Circuit provide a roadmap for unions to thumb their noses at the Supreme Court’s 2018 decision Janus v. AFSCME,” Freedom Foundation Oregon Director Jason Dudash said.

“According to the 9th Circuit, all the union has to do is claim to have authorization from the employee – prompting the State to take the employees’ wages in the form of union dues,” said Freedom Foundation attorney Rebekah Millard.

“In Ms. Wright’s case, SEIU 503 forged the employees’ signature electronically,” continued Millard. “Despite the fact the court accepted that the forgery took place, the decision means neither the State of Oregon nor the Union have any constitutional duty to obtain consent from the employee.”

Freedom Foundation Press Release (9/26/2022)

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