Less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, two of the largest public sector unions in the country lost more than 90 percent of their fee-paying nonmembers, according to annual reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday that his 2020 campaign voluntarily recognized a bargaining unit organized with a labor union, making it the first major party presidential campaign to do so.
The Buckeye Institute appealed a case to the United States Supreme Court that could prohibit forced public sector union representation if successful.
Labor unions are collecting dues from public employees without their “affirmative consent” in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, a new lawsuit alleges.
Self-identified union members are just as likely to support a Republican for office as a Democrat, according to polling data released by Pew Research Center Monday.
By putting unions in the position of having to work harder and prove value to their membership, teachers, students and taxpayers will benefit. Unions, if they’re up to the challenge, will benefit too.
“Nearman’s refund represents the first of what should ultimately be hundreds of millions of dollars or even more returned to public employees for union fees seized from them in violation of the First Amendment,” National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix said in a statement.
By observing United States constitutional and labor laws, the judicial and executive branches of the federal government have granted more Americans the freedom and right to work, and ensured that our taxpayer funds support those, amongst us, in gravest need.
The rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would eliminate states’ ability to divert part of Medicaid payments from providers to a third party. Home caregivers are often relatives or close friends of a family, and they receive the Medicaid stipends for in-home care that varies based on hours required.
Home health care workers in Vermont could see more money in their paychecks due to a proposed federal rule change that would prevent unions from skimming funds from state-subsidized home health care workers’ pay.
Not surprisingly, VSEA and VT-NEA are moaning about the impact of the Janus case. But that case doesn’t restrain the unions from conducting their core functions — representing the interests of workers to their employers.