September 27, 2018 / 11:56 PM / in 8 months

Bus driver mounts post-Janus challenge to Pennsylvania law on union resignation

A schoolbus driver in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit claiming a state law restricting the time period when public employees can resign from unions is invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision that said union fees charged to non-members are unconstitutional.

The bus driver, Michael Mayer, said an International Brotherhood of Teamsters local improperly rejected his attempt to resign in July under a Pennsylvania law allowing workers to revoke union membership only in the weeks before a collective bargaining agreement expires, in a complaint filed in federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Mayer moved to resign weeks after the Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME said so-called “agency fees” violate public workers’ free speech rights.

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