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The Sacramento Bee
A pending Supreme Court case threatens to silence workers’ voicesof organized labor in campaigns. The case, brought by a child welfare worker i
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
of organized labor in campaigns. The case, brought by a child welfare worker in Illinois named Mark Janus against the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, is ripped from the briefs filed last year by Orange County... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Robert Davis hired as aide to state lawmakeris well-educated and has a commendable work history that includes jobs with Way
Detroit Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
is well-educated and has a commendable work history that includes jobs with Wayne County Commissioner Martha Scott and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 25. "The United States is a country of second... Read more
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The Hill
Puerto Rican Marshall Plan must be tailored to island's needsRecently, in a column published in the Hill, Lee Saunders, president of the Ame
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
Recently, in a column published in the Hill, Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, argued that Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Plan. As a Puerto Rican, I appreciate the support since we badly need... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentcorrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 p
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 4 days ago
corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 percent since 2015. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 said Thursday that assaults increased from 541 in the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Union: Inmate assaults on officers up 51%a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 3
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The union representing corrections officers says inmate... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Stephenson County Board postpones decision on nursing home referendumand let’s have some compassion and let’s have some discussion.” Ed Sadlowski o
The Journal-Standard / Posted 4 days ago
and let’s have some compassion and let’s have some discussion.” Ed Sadlowski of Janesville, Wisconsin, spoke on behalf of American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31. “This sends the wrong message to the community, and... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentprisons, a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over 2 years,
SaukValley.com / Posted 5 days ago
prisons, a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over 2 years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign to reduce... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Prison-Inmate Assaults on Officers Up 51 Percent: Uniona driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
NBC Chicago / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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Rapid City Journal
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 3
Rapid City Journal / Posted 5 days ago
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The union representing corrections officers says inmate... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
The Middletown Press / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
Darien News-Review / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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Arizona Daily Sun
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 3
Arizona Daily Sun / Posted 5 days ago
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch speaks at a news conference Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. The union representing corrections officers says inmate... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
The New Canaan News / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percenta driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a stat
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 days ago
a driver behind a 51 percent increase in inmate assaults over two years, a state employee union said Thursday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 asserted that Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign to reduce... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on Illinois jail guards up 51 percentcorrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 p
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 percent since 2015. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 said Thursday that assaults increased from 541 in the... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentcorrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 p
The Register Citizen / Posted 5 days ago
corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 percent since 2015. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 said Thursday that assaults increased from 541 in the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Union: Prison-inmate assaults on officers up 51 percentcorrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 p
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
corrections officers says inmate attacks on state employees have increased 51 percent since 2015. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 said Thursday that assaults increased from 541 in the... Read more
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Jackson County Pilot
Jackson County Pilotsystem actually worked — helping people who really needed it and needed it righ
Jackson County Pilot / Posted 6 days ago
system actually worked — helping people who really needed it and needed it right now,” he said. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union, Local 925, felt the call, like many others, to do... Read more
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Sioux City Journal
Majority voice support for private management as City Council defers voteChris De Harty, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Sioux City Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Chris De Harty, president of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 212 -- which represents more than 350 workers, including the city's operations, field services, technical and clerical staff -- said city staff have done... Read more
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The Daily Record
Md. correctional officers warn of low staffing levelsin state prisons are at dangerously low levels. The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown r
The Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
in state prisons are at dangerously low levels. The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown reports that the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) held a press conference Saturday to call for more... Read more
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The Hill
Puerto Rico needs a Marshall Planrebuild their communities and emerge from Hurricane Maria’s wreckage stronger,
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
rebuild their communities and emerge from Hurricane Maria’s wreckage stronger, hardier and more prosperous. Lee Saunders is president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a labor union of more than 1.6 million worke... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Fearing Bankruptcy, Hartford Creditors Prepare For Court Battleadvice from lawyers specializing in Chapter 9, the bankruptcy code covering fis
Hartford Courant / Posted 10 days ago
advice from lawyers specializing in Chapter 9, the bankruptcy code covering fiscally strapped municipalities. A third, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 4, Local 1716, which represents about 400 city workers,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Unions will face a tough challenge when the Supreme Court says 'yes!' to freeloadersthe Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield. He’s
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield. He’s the named plaintiff in a lawsuit against the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 in which his side argues that it violates... Read more
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The Ironton Tribune
Judge: Raises won’t cost taxpayersthat and I don’t blame them for being concerned,” Collins said. The union cont
The Ironton Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
that and I don’t blame them for being concerned,” Collins said. The union contract is for three years and they are part of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. “So they felt this was a protection offered by unionizing. So I... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Does Antonio Villaraigosa have a union problem in the California governor’s race?file an unfair labor practices lawsuit. As the economic recession took hold, C
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
file an unfair labor practices lawsuit. As the economic recession took hold, Cheryl Parisi, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 36 and chair of the Coalition of L.A. City... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown council approves pact with city's AFSCME workersapproved a new contract tonight with a 76-member employee union that postpones
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 13 days ago
approved a new contract tonight with a 76-member employee union that postpones salary increases until July 1, 2019. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2312 – which primarily represents clerks, secretaries,... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Youngstown City Council approves waste-water plant expansionfrom the traffic cam. The radios cost $63,000. Also approved was the ordinanc
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 13 days ago
from the traffic cam. The radios cost $63,000. Also approved was the ordinance to ratify the agreement between the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 2312 and the city of Youngstown. In addition, the city... Read more
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NBC Washington
‘It Will Be Momentous’work rules. Any such fee cannot be used by unions for political activities. Bu
NBC Washington / Posted 13 days ago
work rules. Any such fee cannot be used by unions for political activities. But a case on appeal out of Illinois (Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) seeks to overturn that ruling. Mark Janus, a child support... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois case could shake up U.S. labor lawdoesn’t believe government workers should be forced to pay money to a union tha
SaukValley.com / Posted 14 days ago
doesn’t believe government workers should be forced to pay money to a union that they don’t agree with. So, he is suing the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. And Friday, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear his... Read more
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The Hill
Supreme Court set for historic new termsaid he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in cell phone location records
The Hill / Posted 15 days ago
said he had no reasonable expectation of privacy in cell phone location records held by his service provider. Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31 The justices are revisiting an issue it grappled... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Supreme Court To Open A Whirlwind Termto reverse that decision. It is highly likely that with Justice Gorsuch now on
KERA North Texas / Posted 16 days ago
to reverse that decision. It is highly likely that with Justice Gorsuch now on the court, that day is near in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. As University of Chicago law professor Daniel... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Supreme Court To Open A Whirlwind Termto reverse that decision. It is highly likely that with Justice Gorsuch now on
KPBS San Diego / Posted 16 days ago
to reverse that decision. It is highly likely that with Justice Gorsuch now on the court, that day is near in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. As University of Chicago law professor Daniel... Read more
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Bizjournals
SCOTUS term to feature employment agreements, union fees and same-sex wedding cakeshas filed a brief in support of Phillips. Yet another case that raises First A
Bizjournals / Posted 17 days ago
has filed a brief in support of Phillips. Yet another case that raises First Amendment concerns is J anus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which asks the Supreme Court to decide whether government... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unionsattack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor,"
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
attack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. But National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation president... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unionsattack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor,"
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
attack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said American Federation of State, County and Municipal... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Supreme Court to take up union fee caseleaders because it could lead to more workers leaving unions to avoid the cost,
SaukValley.com / Posted 19 days ago
leaders because it could lead to more workers leaving unions to avoid the cost, starving unions of money and members. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union at the center of the lawsuit called it “yet another... Read more
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Boston Globe
Supreme Court Will Hear Case on Mandatory Fees to Unionsemployees. The new case concerns Mark Janus, who works for the state governmen
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
employees. The new case concerns Mark Janus, who works for the state government in Illinois and is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He sued the union, saying he does not agree with its positions... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Review of Santa Fe's financial practices shows the door has been wide open for fraudsaying the city had let them down by implementing a broken framework and cuttin
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 19 days ago
saying the city had let them down by implementing a broken framework and cutting money for training. Miles Conway of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union that represents many city workers, said the union is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois union fees and the First Amendmentargues that state law violates his free speech rights by forcing him to pay so-
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
argues that state law violates his free speech rights by forcing him to pay so-called fair share fees to the union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. AFSCME, the state’s largest public employees union, retorts:... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
U.S. Supreme Court to take up case challenging union fee collectiontheir First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the co
Baltimore Sun / Posted 19 days ago
their First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the court will see it that way in the end." The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — the largest public employee union in Illinois and the one at... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Supreme Court to hear case from Illinois that challenges labor unionsattack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor,"
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 19 days ago
attack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said American Federation of State, County and Municipal... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
U.S. Supreme Court to take up case challenging union fee collectiontheir First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the co
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
their First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the court will see it that way in the end." The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — the largest public employee union in Illinois and the one at... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
U.S. Supreme Court to take up case challenging union fee collectiontheir First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the co
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
their First Amendment right to free speech and association. I am hopeful the court will see it that way in the end." The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — the largest public employee union in Illinois and the one at... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Supreme Court to hear case from Illinois that challenges labor unionsattack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor,"
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 19 days ago
attack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said American Federation of State, County and Municipal... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Rauner happy with court's fair-share review; AFSCME criticalspecialist says that forcing him to pay union fees violates his First Amendment
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 19 days ago
specialist says that forcing him to pay union fees violates his First Amendment rights. The defendant in the case is the American Federation of State, Council and Municipal Employees Council 31. Republican Rauner says employees "should not be... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Supreme Court, new term near, to hear challenge to unionsattack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor,"
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 19 days ago
attack on working people and rig the rules of the economy in their own favor," said Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said American Federation of State, County and Municipal... Read more
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