Posts Tagged ‘fair share fees’

Mar
2016
7

MO “Paycheck Deception” Bill Likely; House, Senate Displaying Veto-Proof Majorities

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  The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “paycheck protection” bill on Friday by a 109-49 margin.  The anti-union bill, commonly referred to by workers’ rights advocates as “paycheck deception,” prohibits unions from deducting fair share fees from public sector paychecks.  A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon in...
Nov
2015
17

21 Attorneys General to File Brief Supporting Unions in Massive SCOTUS Case

21 Attorneys General to File Brief Supporting Unions in Massive SCOTUS Case
  As the Supreme Court prepares to hear its most important organized labor case of the year, Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association, a group of 21 state Attorneys General have announced a plan to officially support the labor union side.  Among those taking the lead in the effort to file a brief in the case [&hellip...;
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Jul
2015
6

Dues and Don’ts: Labor Eyes Supreme Court in Lead-up to de Facto National “Right-to-Work” Decision

Dues and Don'ts: Labor Eyes Supreme Court in Lead-up to de Facto National
  The Supreme Court will hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association in its next term, a case which could create a national “Right-to-Work” law for government employees.  The case revolves around the long-standing and as-of-yet legally protected practice of unions collecting “fair share” or “agency” fees from workers...
Feb
2015
17

Fighting Illini: AG Madigan, Comptroller Munger Refuse to Implement IL Gov’s de Facto “Right-to-Work”

Fighting Illini: AG Madigan, Comptroller Munger Refuse to Implement IL Gov's de Facto
  In a legal and public relations win for workers, the Attorney General and Comptroller of Illinois announced they would not implement Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order which would have allowed those who are represented by unions at the bargaining table but are not members to stop paying ‘fair share fees’ used to offset the...
Feb
2015
11

Positively Putinesque: IL Gov Flouts Law of Land with Aggressive Anti-Union Executive Action

Positively Putinesque: IL Gov Flouts Law of Land with Aggressive Anti-Union Executive Action
  On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed an executive action that prohibits public sector unions from collecting ‘fair share fees’ from those who benefit from the collective bargaining of a union, but choose not to belong to the union.  Since his election in November, Rauner has taken aim at labor unions, talking to...