Posts tagged public-sector employees

    Op-ed: Hunter Tower: In Pennsylvania, Janus is more relevant than ever

    June 21, 2022 // Government employee unions responded to Janus by adopting a variety of still-being-litigated defensive strategies, including: only processing opt-out requests during a two-week annual window; challenging each request in court, forcing individual workers to battle the union’s well-financed legal team; subjecting union defectors to workplace harassment; and, when all else fails, forging the worker’s signature on membership documents. HB-2042, Charles Lane

    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,

    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.

    Connecticut: OP-ED | Unemployment Benefits For Striking Workers? No, It’s Not The Onion

    April 26, 2022 // Senate Bill 317 is highly unusual, but not unheard of. Then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed similar legislation on the eve of the pandemic in 2020 and another such law passed four years ago in New Jersey, but in most cases benefits for striking Garden State workers only kick in after 30 days. Like Connecticut, both of those states have struggled with budget deficits over the last several years, though the most recent shortfalls have been mitigated by federal coronavirus relief funds.