626 F.Supp.3d 230 (2022)

Richard PELTZ-STEELE, Plaintiff, v. UMASS FACULTY FEDERATION, LOCAL 1895 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AFL-CIO; Martan Meehan, in His Official Capacity as President of the University of Massachusetts; Marjorie Wittner, Kelly Strong, and Joan Ackerstein, in Their Official Capacities as Members of the Commonwealth Employment Relations Board; and Maura Healey, in Her Official Capacity as Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Massachusetts.

Signed August 25, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jeffrey M. Schwab , Pro Hac Vice, Reilly Stephens , Pro Hac Vice, Liberty Justice Center, Chicago, IL, Matthew Fabisch , Fabisch Law Offices, Brockton, MA, for Plaintiff.

Jacob Karabell , Pro Hac Vice, Bredhoff & Kaiser PLLC, Washington, DC, Jenniffer P. Migliaccio , Department of State Police, Framingham, MA, for Defendant UMASS Faculty Federation, Local 1895 American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO.

Timothy James Casey , Trini Gao , Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Boston, MA, for Defendants Martin Meehan, Maura T. Healey, Marjorie Wittner, Joan Ackerstein, Kelly Strong.



Massachusetts, along with the vast majority of states, authorizes public employees to elect organizations to serve as their exclusive representatives in collective bargaining. See Mass. Gen. Laws ch....

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