A Penn Manor teacher has filed a lawsuit over how the state’s largest teachers’ union uses his union fees.
In the suit, history and economics teacher Chris Meier argues that he should be allowed to redirect the fees he is required to pay to the Pennsylvania State Education Association, of which Meier is not a member.
Meier wants the fees to go to a group that fights compulsory unionism.
PSEA has balked.
Now Meier, and a retired Chester County teacher with a similar complaint, are suing, under a state law that allows individuals with religious objections to union membership to instead direct that fee — about $435 per year — to a nonreligious charity. The union must agree to the selected charity.