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Friday, September 02, 2005

State of Ohio Sued by US DOJ
for Religious Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a federal lawsuit against the Ohio Civil Service Association (OCSA) union for discrimination against employees of faith. Employees who believe the union is involved in immoral activities, have requested that their union fees be used for charity instead of union dues. According to an employee of the Ohio Environment Protection Agency (OEPA), the state does grant this exception to employees who attend a "qualified" church. The employees in this case did not qualify.

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation represents the public service employees, referring the case to the US DOJ. According to Stefan Gleason, Foundation Vice President, "The unprecedented involvement by the United States Justice Department in a case of this nature demonstrates the seriousness of the abuse that Ohio employees face when they make conscientious objections to union membership."

Right to Work Foundation Sparks Unprecedented DOJ Suit Against State of Ohio for Religious Discrimination Against Public Employees

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