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Knox v. Cal. State Employees Ass'n., Local 1000, No. 08-16645

By FindLaw Staff on December 14, 2010 2:09 PM

Challenge to Constitutionality of Union's Hudson Notice

In Knox v. Cal. State Employees Ass'n., Local 1000, No. 08-16645, a First Amendment action challenging the constitutionality of a Hudson notice given by SEIU Local 1000, the court reversed summary judgment for plaintiffs where a union was not required, pursuant to Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, 475 U.S. 292 (1986), in addition to an annual fee notice to members, to send a second notice when adopting a temporary, mid-term fee increase.

As the court wrote:  "This appeal presents the question of whether a union is required, pursuant to Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, 475 U.S. 292 (1986), in addition to an annual fee notice to members, to send a second notice when adopting a temporary, mid-term fee increase. Under the circumstances presented by this case, we conclude that a second notice is not required, and we reverse the judgment of the district court."

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