Posts Tagged ‘public employees’

Jun
2015
2

Illinois Holds Its Breath: Gov. Rauner “Actually Courting a Strike,” Onlookers Say

Illinois Holds Its Breath: Gov. Rauner
  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s anti-union rhetoric and resolve will be tested in the leadup to June 30th, the date that a contract with 38,000 state employees expires and a statewide strike or lockout could ensue.  Contentious negotiations between the Rauner administration and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal...
May
2015
11

Paycheck Deception Passes Texas Senate; No House Companion Bill Yet in Sight

Paycheck Deception Passes Texas Senate; No House Companion Bill Yet in Sight
  SB 1968, which would prohibit unions from automatically deducting dues from paychecks, was passed on a party line vote in the Texas Senate last week.  The “paycheck deception” bill, as labor representatives describe it, would require public employees to pay their dues directly to the union rather than being able to opt for...
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Apr
2015
6

Progressives Cry Foul as Moderate Republican is Booted from NV Committee Ahead of Pension Battle

Progressives Cry Foul as Moderate Republican is Booted from NV Committee Ahead of Pension Battle
  The Nevada GOP has removed Republican assemblyman Glenn Trowbridge from the Assembly Government Affairs Committee just weeks after he bucked the party line on a bill to repeal prevailing wage requirements from school construction projects.  Trowbridge was reassigned to the Assembly Judiciary Committee where he will take the spot of...
Jan
2015
28

WA Lawmakers Receive 11% Salary Boost, Immediately File Bills Limiting Workers’ “Ability to Negotiate Pay Raises”

WA Lawmakers Receive 11% Salary Boost, Immediately File Bills Limiting Workers'
  Just days after receiving raises of 11.2 percent, members of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in Washington introduced a series of bills that would severely limit the ability of public employees to bargain for raises.  According to an email from the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) to its membership, the bills “use...
Aug
2014
22

Dem Leader in Indiana Beseeches Voters to Halt Fort Wayne’s Anti-Worker Efforts at the Ballot Box

Dem Leader in Indiana Beseeches Voters to Halt Fort Wayne's Anti-Worker Efforts at the Ballot Box
  In the ongoing saga of the Fort Wayne City Council using its Republican supermajority to make extreme cuts to the collective bargaining rights of city employees, Democrats, including the mayor, have been unflappable in their support of workers. Now, John Court, Chairman of the Allen County Democratic Party has penned an op-ed asking for...