June 11, 2018 / 9:55 PM / 7 days ago

9th Circuit says appeal in challenge to union membership policies is moot

A U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by three former California teachers to revive a challenge to their unions’ practice of withholding certain benefits from nonmembers, saying they lacked standing because they left their jobs while the appeal was pending.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled the Association of American Educators, a nonprofit that provides benefits to teachers who decline to join unions, could not pursue the case in the plaintiffs’ stead because they had different interests than the group.

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