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The Hill
Supreme Court case threatens freedom of American workersthe latest polling from Gallup, in nearly 15 years. On Monday, the Supreme Cou
The Hill / Posted 7 hours ago
the latest polling from Gallup, in nearly 15 years. On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), a case engineered by anti-worker special interests to... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Commentary: With case on coerced union fees, the Supreme Court has a chance to correct itselfgroups. Union officials' salaries and benefits are the biggest expense of the
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
groups. Union officials' salaries and benefits are the biggest expense of the union that Janus is forced to finance (the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees). It is facially implausible that most of what these officials... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Lipinski, Newman trade barbs at sole debate of nationally watched congressional raceof backing a challenger to one of their local Democratic colleagues. The Illin
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
of backing a challenger to one of their local Democratic colleagues. The Illinois AFL-CIO is backing Lipinski, as is the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, the United Steelworkers and various labor... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Union advocates brace for defeat in U.S. Supreme Courta 65-year-old child support specialist who works in Springfield, says he disagr
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
a 65-year-old child support specialist who works in Springfield, says he disagreed with the positions his union—the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31—took during 2015 contract negotiations with the... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
Justice Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. “I’m not against unions,” said the employee, 65
Savannah Morning News / Posted 2 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. “I’m not against unions,” said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. “I don’t oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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The Washington Times
Mark Janus’ mandatory union dues lawsuit headed for Supreme Courtand that advocacy comes with a price. In this case, that price amounts to abou
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
and that advocacy comes with a price. In this case, that price amounts to about $550 a year that Mr. Janus pays to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which counts 1.6 million members nationwide. His local... Read more
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Boston Globe
Unions await a crucial Supreme Court ruling that may turn on Neil Gorsuch, the newest justiceAmendment speech rights. ‘‘I’m not against unions,’’ said the employee, 65-yea
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Amendment speech rights. ‘‘I’m not against unions,’’ said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. ‘‘I don’t oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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The Columbian
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. “I’m not against unions,” said the employee, 65
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. “I’m not against unions,” said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. “I don’t oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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ABC News
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Gorsuch Deciding Vote In Key Labor Union Funding CaseFirst Amendment speech rights. “I’m not against unions,” said the employee, 65
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. “I’m not against unions,” said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. “I don’t oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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New York Daily News
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
New York Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
Dayton Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding caseFirst Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 3 days ago
First Amendment speech rights. "I'm not against unions," said the employee, 65-year-old Mark Janus, who is represented by American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31. "I don't oppose the right of workers to organize.... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
CHARLES LANE: Is this it for public-sector unions?week from today, however, the Supreme Court will hear a public worker's request
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
week from today, however, the Supreme Court will hear a public worker's request to overrule Abood. This new case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is as much a product of its times as Abood was 41 years... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Government unions are in deep trouble. They can only blame themselves.Feb. 26, however, the Supreme Court will hear a public worker’s request to over
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Feb. 26, however, the Supreme Court will hear a public worker’s request to overrule Abood. This new case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is as much a product of its times as Abood was 41 years... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Opponents: Rauner insurance changes would hurt state workers, retired teachersthan plans in the private sector.” Rauner wants the split between the state an
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 4 days ago
than plans in the private sector.” Rauner wants the split between the state and workers to be closer to 60/40. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents about 38,000 state employees, said the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Local unions plan talk on Supreme Court's pending ruling on 'fair share' feescase, Janus v. AFSCME, grew out of efforts by Gov. Bruce Rauner to halt the col
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
case, Janus v. AFSCME, grew out of efforts by Gov. Bruce Rauner to halt the collection of fair-share fees by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents state workers. The plantiff, a state worker,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner wants lawmakers' help to cut state workers' health insurance by $470 millionhas already dismissed the idea as something that’s “just not going to happen.”
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
has already dismissed the idea as something that’s “just not going to happen.” For more than three years, Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union have been in a contract negotiations stalemate, which has... Read more
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The Daily Californian
David Cole's arrest shows violent relationship of labor contract with UCshutting down the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue isn’t a rar
The Daily Californian / Posted 6 days ago
shutting down the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue isn’t a rare occurrence; it happened back in 2013 when American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, or AFSCME 3299, organized a systemwide picket... Read more
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McDonough County Voice
Rauner's budget leans on local governments, pension reformhealth insurance policies that are richer than the ones they can afford for the
McDonough County Voice / Posted 7 days ago
health insurance policies that are richer than the ones they can afford for themselves. It’s not fair.” However, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has said any change in health care benefits must be negotiated... Read more
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The Daily Californian
UC students disappointed by Janet Napolitano's response to rally arrestwith the UC Student Association. At the rally, UCPD tackled and arrested David
The Daily Californian / Posted 7 days ago
with the UC Student Association. At the rally, UCPD tackled and arrested David Cole, a campus employee and member of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, on suspicion of vandalism and resisting an officer.... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Rauner's budget leans on local governments, pension reformhealth insurance policies that are richer than the ones they can afford for the
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 8 days ago
health insurance policies that are richer than the ones they can afford for themselves. It’s not fair.” However, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has said any change in health care benefits must be negotiated... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Rauner's budget leans on local governments, pension reformhealth insurance policies that are richer than the ones they can afford for the
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 8 days ago
health insurance policies that are richer than the ones they can afford for themselves. It’s not fair.” However, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has said any change in health care benefits must be negotiated... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
IN BORDERS3 p.m. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz intends to donate blood at the drive, a city s
The Toledo Blade / Posted 11 days ago
3 p.m. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz intends to donate blood at the drive, a city statement said. City employees represented by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 7 will be offered time during the work day to donate... Read more
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FOX News
Dear Supreme Court, it's time to let union workers decide how to spend their moneyone that is highly political like public employee unions? For example, the lab
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
one that is highly political like public employee unions? For example, the labor union named in the Janus case – the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 – hosts conventions that are, at least in... Read more
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FOX News
Dear Supreme Court, it's time to let union workers decide how to spend their moneyone that is highly political like public employee unions? For example, the lab
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
one that is highly political like public employee unions? For example, the labor union named in the Janus case – the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 – hosts conventions that are, at least in... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
LePage rushes to close controversial Down East prisonreceived layoff notices effective March 1, according to union representatives.
Bangor Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
received layoff notices effective March 1, according to union representatives. Jim Mackie, a staff representative for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 93, said buses and Maine State Police teams arrived at... Read more
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Hartford Courant
State Leaders: Hartford Bailout Deal Imminentbe approved by the oversight board. The group on Thursday voted in favor of a n
Hartford Courant / Posted 13 days ago
be approved by the oversight board. The group on Thursday voted in favor of a new six-year deal between Hartford and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 4, Local 1716 — the city’s second largest union. The... Read more
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Daily Mail
Illinois child welfare worker dies after September attackbond. He's pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder and other charge
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
bond. He's pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder and other charges. His next hearing is set for Feb. 23. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees president Kathy Lane released a statement following the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Supreme Court appears set to strike down mandatory union fees in case originally brought by Raunera child support specialist. He works for a state agency in Springfield and obje
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
a child support specialist. He works for a state agency in Springfield and objects to the $45 fee he pays each month to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union “takes political positions that he doesn’t support.... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Supreme Court appears set to strike down union fees in case originally brought by Raunera child support specialist. He works for a state agency in Springfield and obje
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
a child support specialist. He works for a state agency in Springfield and objects to the $45 fee he pays each month to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union “takes political positions that he doesn’t support.... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Commissioners approve two union contractsCounty Prison over the next five years. In separate motions, commissioners vot
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
County Prison over the next five years. In separate motions, commissioners voted 2-1 to approve the contracts with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District 87 Local 2736 — the union that represents... Read more
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The Daily Californian
About 100 rally to protest charges against David Colewith vandalism and resisting an officer during the first AFSCME Local 3299 work
The Daily Californian / Posted 14 days ago
with vandalism and resisting an officer during the first AFSCME Local 3299 worker’s rally. Communications director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299, John de Los Angeles recounted the events of Feb. 1... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois lawmakers criticize agency directors over Legionnaires outbreakadministration’s handling of the outbreak that led to 12 deaths in 2015 and ano
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 15 days ago
administration’s handling of the outbreak that led to 12 deaths in 2015 and another death last fall. Officials from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents workers at the facility, said communication... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Catholic bishops against Mark Janus“On February 26 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. Ameri
Acton Commentary / Posted 15 days ago
“On February 26 the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),” says Charles W. Baird in this week’s Acton Commentary. “At issue is whether forcing government employees... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
UC Berkeley Employee Arrested at Protest. Categoryuniversity is honoring the repressive legacy of the Jim Crow South. John De Lo
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 18 days ago
university is honoring the repressive legacy of the Jim Crow South. John De Los Angeles, a spokesman for Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said David Cole, a 51-year-old cook at a UC Berkeley dining... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
DMC cost cuts extend to the menulike. "You get meatloaf on Monday and that's it," Donna Stern, a longtime DMC
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 18 days ago
like. "You get meatloaf on Monday and that's it," Donna Stern, a longtime DMC employee and chair of Local 140 Unit of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said. "There is a lot of food waste because people not eating... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Saturday News Roundupuniversity is honoring the repressive legacy of the Jim Crow South. John De Lo
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
university is honoring the repressive legacy of the Jim Crow South. John De Los Angeles, a spokesman for Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said David Cole, a 51-year-old cook at a UC Berkeley dining... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Uc Employee Arrested At Protest Thursdayuniversity is honoring the repressive legacy of the Jim Crow South. John De Lo
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
university is honoring the repressive legacy of the Jim Crow South. John De Los Angeles, a spokesman for Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said David Cole, a 51-year-old cook at a UC Berkeley dining... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Janus responds to Conference of Bishops siding with forced duespay fees to a union “free riders.” The bishops filed an amicus, or friend of t
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 20 days ago
pay fees to a union “free riders.” The bishops filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief last month siding with the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees over a worker who doesn’t want to be forced to pay fees to a... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
State agency pulls back health plan consolidation, reinstates three insurersbeen any changes in a network," GIC general counsel Andrew Stern told the News
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 21 days ago
been any changes in a network," GIC general counsel Andrew Stern told the News Service. Jim Durkin, a lobbyist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, cheered the commission's reversal Thursday. "I think it was a... Read more
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The Herald News
State agency pulls back health plan consolidation, reinstates three insurersbeen any changes in a network," GIC general counsel Andrew Stern told the News
The Herald News / Posted 21 days ago
been any changes in a network," GIC general counsel Andrew Stern told the News Service. Jim Durkin, a lobbyist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, cheered the commission's reversal Thursday. "I think it was a... Read more
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Hartford Courant
In New Britain, Union Honors 50th Anniversary of Memphis Trash Workers' Deaths— Connecticut labor leaders and union members gathered in New Britain to acknow
Hartford Courant / Posted 21 days ago
— Connecticut labor leaders and union members gathered in New Britain to acknowledge the loss. Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees hosted a brief memorial to remember the on-the-job deaths of... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
State agency pulls back health plan consolidation, reinstates three insurersbeen any changes in a network," GIC general counsel Andrew Stern told the News
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 21 days ago
been any changes in a network," GIC general counsel Andrew Stern told the News Service. Jim Durkin, a lobbyist for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, cheered the commission's reversal Thursday. "I think it was a... Read more
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