Tag: Public-Sector Unions

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New York to End Deduction of Non-Union Member Fees July 11

State employees who are administrators and not members of a union will no longer have agency fees deducted from their paychecks beginning July 11, announced New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, reports WGRZ. For rank-and-file employees, the deductions will end July 19.

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 26: Arizona teachers march through downtown Phoenix on their way to the State Capitol as part of a rally for the #REDforED movement on April 26, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Teachers state-wide staged a walkout strike on Thursday in support of better wages and state funding …

Teachers’ Union Slashes Budget Following Supreme Court Decision

The nation’s largest teachers’ union is predicting a 14 percent drop in membership over the next two years and a $28 million budget cut for the next school year following the Supreme Court’s ruling that public sector unions can no longer compel non-members to pay dues.

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Supreme Court Ends Compulsory Public Sector Union Dues, 5-4

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Janus v. AFSCME on Wednesday, ruling 5-4 that public sector unions could no longer compel non-members to pay dues because it violated their First Amendment rights.

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SCOTUS to Hear CA Teachers’ Case Against Mandatory Union Dues

Public sector unions, the bedrock of the Democratic Party base, reacted with horror on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could release employees from paying mandatory fees to unions representing their professions.

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Public Sector Unions’ $9 Billion, Two-Stage Attack on Prop 13

It was only a matter of time until California’s powerful public sector unions geared up for a two-step approach to overturn the 1978 Proposition 13 ballot measure that has saved California property owners about $550 billion in property taxes.

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NYT: Blacks Have Lost Jobs Due To ‘Anti-Government’ Republicans

The New York Times asserts that thousands of blacks who once had government union jobs now don’t, and some of the primary reasons for this unemployment are “strong anti-government and anti-tax sentiment” as well as attempts by Republicans to weaken public sector unions.

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Cal Public Sector Unions Spending $1Billion Per Year

U.S. public sector unions are politically powerful because they collect and spend at least $4.0 billion in dues each year. But California unions are overwhelmingly powerful because although the state has just 11 percent of the nation’s population, California’s public

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Exploding Public Pension Costs Hit Public Employee Wages

In the past, the Manhattan Institute has effectively highlighted how rising California public pension costs are cutting into “basic infrastructure maintenance, public safety, education, and quality-of-life services such as parks and libraries.” But in the newest report, “Pension Costs are Crowding Out Salaries,” by Senior Fellow Stephen D. Eide, the Manhattan Institute reveals how California public employees themselves are suffering. In a decade where pension costs rose by 135 percent and healthcare premiums by 85 percent, public sector wages grew 4.6 percent slower than private sector workers’ salaries.

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Jerry Brown Takes on the Left

Once again, California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading for a confrontation with labor groups, social welfare groups, and Democratic legislators who want Brown to raise taxes and expand spending. The newly re-elected Brown successfully pushed through temporary sales and income taxes three years ago with Proposition 30, but refuses to continue whole-heartedly in that direction, preferring to let the taxes die by 2018.

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Union Membership Continues to Dwindle

Union membership in America continues to dwindle, according to new data released on Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.