• The Civil Services Employees Association (“CSEA”) must refund four union represented probation officers over $400 each for union dues withheld from their paychecks. The four officers filed suit against CSEA for improperly withholding union dues from their paychecks. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that CSEA illegally spent the officers’ dues money on organizing private sector workers in the developmental disability, food service, and courier industries, in violation of their First Amendment rights. Pursuant to the decision, the circuit court ordered CSEA to pay the four plaintiffs refunds. Scheffer v. CSEA.
  • Prosecutors in New York are investigating the National Basketball Players Association (“NBPA”) and have issued a subpoena requesting information on the business activities of the union. The investigation stems from allegations by the NBPA president of nepotism by the executive director of the union as well as an internal audit.