News From: Janus

by Brian Young | on Sep 26, 2018

NYS Comptroller Candidate: My Favorite Case is Janus

With an election coming up in just a few weeks, everyone from state assembly members to the Governor are running for election. In New York, getting the union vote is an important endorsement. Not...

by Brian Young | on Sep 24, 2018

Janus Decision Opens the Door for Workers to Sue their Union

Since the Janus decision, UCOMM Blog has been reporting on a number of ways that conservative, anti-union groups have been trying to destroy unions. Some include knocking on union members doors,...

by Brian Young | on Sep 18, 2018

Union Membership in New Jersey Holds Strong

Nearly 3 months after the Janus v AFSCME decision, unions are beginning to asses the fallout. While many thought the ruling would be catastrophic for public sector unions, some in New Jersey are...

by Brian Young | on Aug 07, 2018

Collective Bargaining Under Attack in Federal Court

Following the Janus decision, anti-union groups are figuring out the next round of cases to file to weaken public sector unions. In Minnesota, they have filed a case challenging a union's...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 25, 2018

Trolling the Union Busters

Since the Janus decision, public employees across the country have been getting emails, door knocks, phone calls and direct mail from billionaire backed groups telling them to opt out of their union...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 24, 2018

Mitchell: The Mad Man Training Trump to Destroy Unions

Once again Trump has proven that his goal is to destroy unions. The billionaire, who has said that he will sign a national right to work law and is waging an open war with federal workers and their...

by Guest Post | on Jul 24, 2018

Janus Co-Worker: He Would Have Been Outsourced Years Ago

Yesterday, UCOMM Blog brought you the news that Mark Janus, the plaintiff in the Janus v AFSCME case had decided to leave his job working as a social worker for the state of Illinois to take a...

by Brian Young | on Jul 23, 2018

Mark Janus Quits Job to Lower Public Employees Wages

It was just a few weeks ago that Mark Janus won the right to stop paying agency fees and to get the benefits of a collective bargaining agreement for free. The decision, Janus v AFSCME, brought right...

by Guest Post | on Jul 17, 2018

AFL-CIO Looking for a New Direction

From the NYS AFL-CIO Website:  The New York State AFL-CIO hosted a series of 10 focus groups with our Area Labor Federations/ Central Labor Councils across the state from April 2018 - June 2018...

by Kris LaGrange | on Jul 06, 2018

In Response to Janus, NEA Cuts Budget by $50 Million

As teachers got together this week in Minnesota for the annual meeting of the National Education Association (NEA), the country’s largest public-sector union, they met under much higher stakes...

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