Posts tagged American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
How to Make Official Time Even Worse
August 10, 2022 // AFSCME Council 8 had included in its contract with Cincinnati that the city would divert the equivalent of four hours of annual vacation time from all city workers and give it to the union. Those funds would compensate the city for the official time used by union members. This didn’t save taxpayers anything, since they were still ultimately paying for the official time. Rather, what it did was take even more money away from the workers, who were already paying regular union dues. Most Cincinnati city workers had no idea this was happening. The practice has been discontinued following a lawsuit by the Freedom Foundation, which argued that the arrangement violated the Supreme Court’s 2018 Janus ruling, which said that government workers’ pay could only be diverted to unions with the workers’ affirmative consent.
OPINION: Hypocrisy, Corruption And Politicking At One Of LA’s Largest Labor Unions
May 23, 2022 // AFSCME’s response to our lawsuit reveals that it could have stopped taking money out of Craine’s paycheck when he first made the request. That would not only have been the honest thing to do, but correct under the terms of the card Craine signed in 1999.
Op-Ed: County collective bargaining bill rewards unions, harms employees and taxpayers
May 17, 2022 // Buoyed by taxpayer support and armed with coercively inflated dues revenue, unions will plow resources into electing county commissioners more favorably disposed to union demands at the bargaining table, thus further increasing their power.
Firing Of 3 Town Employees For ‘Triple-Dipping’ During Pandemic Upheld
May 11, 2022 // It also is noted that each "blatantly" continued to file unemployment claims despite knowing they were not eligible, documents show. It was argued the three conspired: "There is one aspect of the conspiracy argument that is worthy of comment: the strikingly similar answers from all three Grievants at times, and the group amnesia at other times. The Arbitrators interest was piqued at the similar and non-committal testimony at times.
Wesley Manor Workers Vote Overwhelmingly to Remove Unwanted AFSCME Union Officials from their Workplace
April 19, 2022 // Healthcare workers at the Wesley Manor BHI retirement community in Frankfort, Indiana have won a decertification vote, and successfully removed the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 962 union from their workplace. The workers’ decertification petition was filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 25 office in Indianapolis, IN with free legal representation from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys.
Labor organizers and anti-union activists square off again on membership, dues issues
March 18, 2022 // “It codifies the process by which an employee may exercise this right and safeguards that person’s ability to exercise it at any time,” Vernuccio said. “It does this by having the public employees tell their employers directly that they wish to have money taken from their paycheck, instead of employers taking the union’s word for it.”
Mayor Bowser Signs Agreement with Unions that Represent More than 11,000 DC Government Employees
March 14, 2022 // Mayor Bowser was joined by representatives for the Compensation Units 1 and 2 in signing a four-year collective bargaining agreement that serves more than 11,000 employees across District Government. Compensation Units 1 and 2 represent 20 local unions and seven labor organizations, supporting DC Government career service employees who make up professional technical, administrative, clerical, trade and craft employees, delivering some of the District’s most integral services.
Don’t Unionize the National Guard
March 2, 2022 // Imagine, for a horrifying moment, the spectacle of an enlisted service member hesitating at a crucial moment to carry out an order from his or her commander until it can be vetted by a union shop steward.
Report: Unions Collected Millions in Federal COVID Relief They Weren’t Eligible for While Cheerleading Lockdowns
March 2, 2022 // And, to top it off, a recent Freedom Foundation report documents how as many as 226 forgivable loans totaling $36.7 million were provided to labor unions and related organizations that were apparently ineligible for the funds.