Posts tagged membership
Support for labor unions has increased, but union membership is at an all-time low
September 9, 2022 // Harvard Business School also keeps data on union membership in countries around the world, since the late 19th century. Since their data goes back even further than the BLS data, we can see that the all-time peak for union membership was in the mid-1960s, when it exceeded 30 percent. Like the BLS data, Harvard’s figures show the percentage of the workforce in a union has been steadily declining for decades, and has recently reached lows not seen since before World War II.
LA Superior Court court reporter accuses union of forging her signature on membership card
June 13, 2022 // “My first reaction was this must be some kind of clerical error,” said Kirsti Parde. “I sent two different demand letters explaining this isn’t correct and asking to see my original signature but they ignored both letters.” Scaling back included withdrawing her membership from Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 721 so that Parde could save the $175 a month she had been paying for 24 years. Santa Clarita, court reporter, Los Angeles Superior Court, Kirsti Parde, SEIU 721, Central District of California federal court, Shella Alcabes,
Lawsuit alleges New Haven union violated school cafeteria cook’s right to stop paying dues
June 8, 2022 // A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that UNITE HERE union officials in New Haven did not allow a New Haven Board of Education (BOE) employee to resign her union membership in accordance with the 2018 Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which said public sector employees could not be required to pay dues or fees to a union as a condition of employment. Marc E. Fitch, Connecticut Inside Investigator, Opt Out Window, Senate Bill 908, Danielle Susanj,
LA County Sheriff’s employee sues union over inability to opt out of membership
June 1, 2022 // "The point here is that the union could have done the right thing at any time," Snowball added. "When he originally requested to get out, the union simply could have effectuated the card that he signed with them in the 1990s, let him out, but they decided not to. They decided to just string him along like they do employees all the time and not do anything until he sued them and filed a temporary restraining order in federal court."
Opinion: Lifting the Rock on Labor Union Corruption
May 28, 2022 // Here’s how the scheme works: A public employee has money taken out of his or her paycheck and sent to a union representing their bargaining unit. The union, in turn, uses the money not only for collective bargaining activities, but also to fund radical political causes across California. When the employee finds out about it and objects, the union gives them the silent treatment or tells them to get lost
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.
OC Lifeguards Push for Rehearing of First Amendment Challenge to Union Membership Trapping Scheme
May 23, 2022 // Restrictions will trap lifeguards in union membership and full dues payments for almost four years after they opted out of union
Democrats Say Secret Ballot for Me, Card Check for Thee
May 17, 2022 // Instead, unions want to organize employees via “card check,” a coercive process whereby organizers confront employees individually and relentlessly, at work and at home, until they sign a petition card. If the union can collect cards from half of the workforce, it gets certified without a vote.
Orange County Lifeguards Push for Rehearing of First Amendment Challenge to Union Scheme Trapping Them in Union Membership
May 16, 2022 // Restrictions will trap lifeguards in union membership and full dues payments for almost four years after they opted out of union