Posts tagged firefighters

    Unions oppose employee rights with false claims re: Janus

    March 21, 2022 // Vincent Vernuccio, testifying in support of SB 511, said, “ensures that public employees are informed about their First Amendment right to choose whether to pay union fees and further allows them to exercise this right at any time. This right is guaranteed to them under the U.S. Constitution and recognized by the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME.” Vernuccio is an attorney and labor policy senior fellow with Workers for Opportunity, a national project of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

    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.”

    Firefighters appeal ruling blocking union decertification vote

    February 16, 2022 // “Pretty standard operating procedure for the unions to try to block the election, and the longer they can block it, the longer they can collect forced dues,” Mix said. “If they can make the thing go on for two more years, they get two more years of dues revenue from these people.”

    St. Paul: Ramsey County will award $500 to $1K bonuses as part of deal with labor unions

    February 8, 2022 // Workers who have been "required to work on-site and provide direct in-person services/care" will receive $1,000 bonuses, while workers who worked remotely will get $500. The county is tapping some of its $108 million in federal aid as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to cover the bonuses.