Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest in protecting your freedom to choose whether or not a part of your paycheck goes toward supporting a labor union. The U.S. Supreme Court recently recognized this important First Amendment right to consent in Janus v. AFSCME. As you may be aware, in the months leading up to the Court’s decision, and even on the same day as the decision was released, California enacted several new laws specifically designed to circumvent or negate the Janus ruling. As part of our efforts to protect the rights recognized in Janus, Pacific Legal Foundation invites you to complete the following simple questionnaire so that the litigation team can assess whether we are able to help you protect your First Amendment rights. We thank you in advance for your time and attention:

1. What is your full name?

2. What is your job title?

3. What is the name of your employer?

4. Which union represents your bargaining unit?

5. Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the union?

5.a. Do you wish to end your membership?

5.b. Have you made attempts to do so? Please describe.

6. If you are or have been a member, when did you first join, and has your membership been continual?

7. If you are not a member of the union, have you been required to pay “agency fees” to the union?

7.a. What is the approximate dates these fees began to be deducted?

7.b. Are agency fees still being deducted from your paycheck?

8. Are you paid weekly, bi-weekly, or by some other period?

9. What amount of agency fees are currently deducted from your paycheck?

10. Have you made any efforts to stop the deductions?

10.a. Please describe who you spoke or wrote to, and the response.

11. What is the most convenient way to contact you?