Although unions have influenced better worker protections and safer workplaces, many of their tactics have led to social and political unrest. Their demands for more for doing less have been a burden on our economy.
The Worker’s Choice Act would end unions’ government-granted monopoly over employee-employer negotiations, otherwise known as exclusive representation. Instead, workers would be free to negotiate directly with their employer or to choose a representative outside of the union.
Labor unions are working with allies in state legislatures to counteract a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated mandatory union dues and fees for government employees, according to a new report from a free-market think tank.
The Janus decision gives union members a reason to reflect on their membership. Now you have the option of withdrawing from the union and paying no fees (which used to be up to 85% of full dues). Another choice is to drop your membership.
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, a union with 35,000 members, announced their endorsement of the Vermont senator Monday at a Pittsburgh convention.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that nonunion government workers can’t be compelled to pay dues or other fees to support a union. A year after that decision, attorneys and policy analysts say too many Americans remain unaware of their First Amendment rights in the workforce.
We had better start framing the conversations — framing the questions and framing the debate — or we will lose to the propagandists.
A year ago the Supreme Court ruled that public sector labor unions could not require nonmembers to pay agency fees of usually around 80 percent of full union dues. Here are some recent developments, as the unions try to keep their members from departing.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Medicaid Provider Reassignment Regulation final rule that removes states from being able to divert portions of Medicaid provider payments to third parties – including unions – outside of the scope of what the statute allows.
Mendez joined with four other teachers to file a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the California Teachers Association and several local affiliates, alleging that the teachers unions continued to deduct dues from their paychecks in violation of the Supreme Court’s Janus ruling.
Less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, two of the largest public sector unions in the country lost more than 90 percent of their fee-paying nonmembers, according to annual reports filed with the U.S. Department of Labor.