Posts tagged First Amendment rights
FREEDOM FOUNDATION KICKS OFF MAJOR TV AD CAMPAIGN TARGETING GOVERNMENT WORKERS
August 29, 2022 // “This is just the beginning of our media outreach campaign to public employees,” said Freedom Foundation CEO Aaron Withe. “Since expanding to all 50 states last summer, we’ve contacted millions of government employees, including teachers, via email, mail and door-to-door canvassing. Now, we’re taking our message to the airwaves. “ Withe said he anticipates huge numbers of government union members will contact the Freedom Foundation thanks to the commercials.
GOVERNMENT JOBS: 6 THINGS EVERY EMPLOYEE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEIR JANUS RIGHTS
May 5, 2022 // If you work for a local, state or federal government entity – a public school district, city hall, a state agency or another government body – you have “Janus Rights”, or the right to decide whether you want to join a union at your workplace. If you decide union membership isn’t for you, then you are not obligated to pay the union at your workplace any kind of dues or fees. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed workers’ rights regarding union membership and support on June 27, 2018, in the case Janus v. AFSCME.
LAWSUIT ALLEGES TEAMSTERS REFUSE TO ACCEPT PACKAGES CONTAINING MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATIONS
April 22, 2022 // But a federal lawsuit and request for a preliminary injunction filed on April 20 allege three different Washington Teamsters’ locals conspired to deny workers by the crudest of measures — brazen refusal to accept mail.
In a case that could be destined for the Supreme Court, Allentown Symphony musician says he shouldn’t have to pay union dues to perform
April 15, 2022 // “Our client’s goal is to make sure that Janus is expanded to all of the bargaining units that are covered by the Supreme Court decision,” said Nathan McGrath, president of The Fairness Center, a public interest legal group that represents those who object to mandatory public-sector union membership.
Lawsuit claiming public-sector employees must be informed of Janus rights dismissed
April 12, 2022 // Judge John F. Kness of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed an Illinois teacher’s lawsuit claiming that, under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, public-sector unions are obligated to inform prospective members of their right not to join or pay fees to a union.
Rhode Island Schools Must Remove Unconstitutional Anti-Janus Contract Language
March 18, 2022 // Mackinac Center Legal Foundation demands districts stop forcing employees to pay union dues
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.”
Indiana Continues to Protect Worker Freedom
March 11, 2022 // Indiana governor Eric Holcomb signed SEA 297 March 8. The law requires the state to inform school employees of their First Amendment rights when the are deciding whether to join a union
SCOTUS won’t hear two public-sector union cases
March 7, 2022 // The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected petitions in two cases related to public-sector union policy. The last such case the court heard was Janus v. AFSCME in 2018.
Florida Bill Protects Workers’ Free Speech and Union Voting Rights
March 5, 2022 // “State Representatives Plakon and Byrd are leading the way in Florida and across the country for advancing employee freedoms,” said Workers for Opportunity Senior Policy Advisor Vincent Vernuccio. “We look forward to seeing the bill swiftly move through the State Senate and go to Governor DeSantis’ desk.