Janus vs AFSCME

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The Supreme Court dealt labor unions a sharp defeat Wednesday, ruling that teachers, police officers and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

By a 5 to 4 vote, the justices overturned a 41-year-old precedent and ruled that the 1st Amendment protects these employees from being required to support a private group whose views may differ from theirs.

The anti-union National Right to Work Foundation, which funded the challenge, predicted the ruling would free more than 5 million public employees from supporting their unions.

For the unions, which traditionally support Democrats, the ruling will mean an immediate loss of some funding and a gradual erosion in their membership. Union officials fear that an unknown number of employees will quit paying dues if doing so is entirely optional.

The ruling is likely to have a political impact in many states where these unions have been strong supporters of the Democratic Party.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-unions-fees-20180627-story.html
 

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With all the love that is expressed from the right wing towards teachers or "liberal education", I'm sure that teachers everywhere are jumping with joy.
 

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The unions haven’t acted while the workers were under attack for nearly 40 years they’ve waged “vote yes” campaigns on concessionary deals while expecting the membership to pay for cushy healthcare, retirement and other perks for union leadership. Once the union as an institution (and specifically their ability to collect dues) came under attack the leadership responded. Organized labor is finished and they know that. Maybe the IAM will finally merge into the TWU, AFGE merge into AFSCME, among others.

If unions were smart they’d see the bigger picture here and try to be relevant and actually provide CBAs and representation people are willing to pay for.

Organized labor is in the fetal position there is no sugar coating it, challenges against NLRA and RLA private sectors are likely to follow.

Josh
 
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Dinosaurs last gasps of air?

An Ohio woman is suing one of the state's most powerful unions for its continued collection of dues payments over her objections.

Connie Pennington has been forced to pay dues to the Communication Workers of America Local 4502 as part of her job with the city of Columbus, but attempted to sever ties after the Supreme Court declared mandatory dues payments unconstitutional in the 2018 Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
ruling. The union has maintained that workers should not be allowed to leave the union until its contract with the city expires in 2020. The lawsuit filed by Pennington seeks to overturn that policy and allow the union's 1,400 government workers to exercise their rights immediately, rather than waiting for the 30-day withdrawal window specified in the city's union contract.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/ohio-...ail&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-059a9334e0-46519425
 

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The unions haven’t acted while the workers were under attack for nearly 40 years they’ve waged “vote yes” campaigns on concessionary deals while expecting the membership to pay for cushy healthcare, retirement and other perks for union leadership. Once the union as an institution (and specifically their ability to collect dues) came under attack the leadership responded. Organized labor is finished and they know that. Maybe the IAM will finally merge into the TWU, AFGE merge into AFSCME, among others.

If unions were smart they’d see the bigger picture here and try to be relevant and actually provide CBAs and representation people are willing to pay for.

Organized labor is in the fetal position there is no sugar coating it, challenges against NLRA and RLA private sectors are likely to follow.

Josh
Josh,......... From someone who paid dues to both the IAM, and the TWU, for forty years. Both had problems, but the worst of the two was definitely the TWU. ...... Just an old man's opinion.