Cheryl Spano Lonis, a 19-year veteran nurse working with prisoners in Connecticut’s Department of Correction filed the lawsuit after SEIU 1199 ignored her request to have her dues donated to charity because of her religious beliefs. Lonis’ story was originally reported by Yankee Institute in July 2018.
New England Health Care Workers 1199
Cheryl tried to opt out of her union based on her religious beliefs and donate her fees to charity. They wouldn't let her.
Federal regulation change could end union dues deduction for personal care attendants in Connecticut
A proposed rule change by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services could end the practice of automatically deducting union dues from personal care attendants in Connecticut who are paid with Medicaid funds.