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  • LA teachers union demands 6.5% raise — despite only 40% of students graduating

    01/11/2019 3:09:30 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    EAG News ^ | JANUARY 9, 2019 | VICTOR SKINNER
    The United Teachers Los Angeles union is planning to call on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 30,000 teachers to walk out on students over demands for higher pay and increased staff. ... LAUSD has offered a 6 percent raise over the first two years of a three-year contract, but officials contend totality of the union’s demands would bankrupt the district, ... LAUSD faces a projected half-billion dollar deficit this year that’s largely tied to obligations outlined in the current union contract, including generous pension payments and health coverage for retired teachers,.. . LA teachers currently collect a salary of...
  • Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of the Union on Jan. 29

    01/05/2019 9:23:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    See BS ^ | 1/03/19 | CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
    After recapturing the speaker's gavel, Nancy Pelosi has invited President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address on Jan. 29. "The Constitution established the legislative, executive and judicial branches as co-equal branches of government, to be a check and balance on each other. The Constitution also calls for the President to 'from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union,'" Pelosi wrote in her invitation to the president Thursday night. This would be the president's second official State of the Union speech, in addition to an address to a joint session of...
  • Time to Repeal JFK’s Executive Order 10988

    01/01/2019 8:52:23 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 7, 2018 | William A. Matthews
    President Trump should rescind EO 10988, decertify the federal employee unions, and drain more swamp. ... While any federal workplace reform is appreciated, President Trump missed an opportunity (“Fresh Air in the Swamp,” Review & Outlook, June 1.) He could have, and should have, simply rescinded President Kennedy’s Executive Order 10988 that recognizes the right of federal workers to bargain collectively. A strong case for its revocation can be made to the American public. Why should 2.2 million federal workers enjoy both robust civil-service job protection and union representation? No wonder why, according to the CBO, federal salaries are 16%...
  • Lima’s Joint Systems Manufacturing Center begins filling 400 new jobs (Mfg. Army tanks in Ohio)

    12/20/2018 7:35:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Lima News ^ | December 19, 2018 | David Trinko
    Ever since Oscar Williams started working at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in 2005, people keep asking him the same question. “A lot of people have been asking me, ‘When are you going to hire out there?’” said Williams, a member of the UAW civil rights team at the plant. “It’s been a rough couple of years lately. But now, we’re starting to hire, and we just want to show people what they need to do.” Wednesday morning marked the first of several recruiting sessions for the government-owned tank plant, which is seeing its biggest hiring effort since a 2007...
  • ICE busts 105 in NJ as state announces ‘sanctuary state’ rules

    12/07/2018 7:30:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | 12.07.18 | Sergio Bichao
    You Tube -- Resisting immigration? Maybe it's just in our natureImmigration officials last week arrested 105 people in New Jersey suspected of being in the country illegally, including four people with international criminal warrants. This came the same week that state officials announced new rules on how local police will handle immigration matters.ICE said the arrests had been planned before state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released his directive, which the federal agency has criticized. The policy prevents police from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless it is relevant to an investigation. Jails also will not be allowed to detain...
  • Unions Defy Supreme Court on Mandatory Dues, Suit Says

    12/07/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 04, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Labor unions are collecting dues from public employees without their “affirmative consent” in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that state laws requiring nonunion government workers to make such payments are unconstitutional, a new lawsuit alleges. The Freedom Foundation, a free market think tank based in Washington state, joined with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to sue on behalf of 10 government employees in Oregon who argue that union dues or fees should not be deducted from their paychecks after they officially resigned from their union. “This is one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever witnessed from...
  • More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro ( DC )

    12/06/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 5, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the case, and Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 confirmed Wednesday that an agreement covers most of the at least 16 front-line workers and five supervisors who were publicly disciplined about two years ago. Three of the workers who challenged their firings are not covered...
  • B.C. firefighters fired after spy camera catches them having sex in chief's office

    11/30/2018 6:35:10 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Jason Proctor
    Union argues hidden camera footage of employees caught having sex was invasion of privacy. Vernon, B.C., fire Chief David Lind installed a hidden camera to catch employees rifling through his drawers. He didn't expect to see them going through each other's. Now, eight months after being fired for having sexual relations on duty in the chief's office, two firefighters are fighting to get back their jobs — not to mention their dignity. In a ruling last month, an arbitration panel found that the City of Vernon could use video footage of the pair having sex as part of the evidence...
  • Reports: Growing number of $100,000-plus public pensions in Illinois cost taxpayers

    10/30/2018 7:02:10 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 23 replies
    Illinois News Network ^ | 10/30/18 | Greg Bishop
    Two recent studies of public sector pay and retirement benefits show tens of thousands of retired Illinois public employees making six-figures or more in all levels of government, dwarfing figures from states with more people. ... Illinois has more than $130 billion in unfunded pension debt for its five state-run pension systems. Adding in other post employment benefits, that number climbs to more than $200 billion. Municipal governments in Illinois also are struggling with unfunded pension liability. Some report using most, if not all, of their share of property taxes to pay pension costs. Taxpayers United of America said Illinois’...
  • Outrageous Public Pay Is Cause of California's Bad Roads

    10/04/2018 8:20:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Gas-tax repeal backers ought to highlight the reason for California’s wretched infrastructure: the outsized power of the state’s public-employee unions. California conservatives thought they were riding the cusp of a populist wave when they qualified Proposition 6 for the November ballot. If passed, that statewide initiative would repeal the Democrats’ cynical and unnecessary increase in gas taxes and vehicle-license fees. As I argued last week, the governor and his allies always shortchange infrastructure funding as they spend wildly on new social programs, then issue an ultimatum to the state’s taxpayers: Raise taxes on yourself yet again or we won’t fix...
  • California Farm Workers Voted By Massive Margin To Leave Union (But Nobody Told Them)

    09/20/2018 1:04:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Fasten your seatbelts for one of the strangest union stories to come over the transom in a while. Back in 2013 (which is five years ago, for those who skipped math class), out in Fresno, California, the workers at farming corporation Gerawan Farming held a vote to determine whether or not they would decertify their membership in United Farm Workers (UFW), the union which had been representing them. The vote was held, and then… nothing. The union refused to release the results and even convinced a court arbiter that they could do so. They went on acting as the...
  • IL union president: 'Vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with…'

    09/20/2018 2:29:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    KMOV ^ | 9/18/18 | Eric Sykes
    **SNIP** In the video, Totsy Bailey, Local 439 Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union president, can be heard saying, "Vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with... I shouldn't say that, but, I don't care." When reached for comment, Bailey said he didn't have a comment about his words and hung up the phone abruptly. The video shows Bailey introducing a speaker at the Labor Rally in Caseyville.
  • This state worker wants to quit her union — but it won’t let her go (Ca)

    09/06/2018 6:20:32 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 09/06/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    A new lawsuit from a University of California health worker says her union won’t let her quit. Liliana Hernandez, who works in patient billing for UC Irvine’s health system, argues in her lawsuit that AFSCME Local 3299 is still collecting dues from her despite her repeated attempts to separate. And she wants to kill a state law that requires government to defer to union rules on such matters. She and her attorneys contend the slow response from her union and her employer violates the Supreme Court’s June decision in Janus vs. AFSCME banning public-sector labor organizations from collecting any kind...
  • "Scabs" Are the True Labor Day Heroes

    09/03/2018 2:31:20 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | September 3, 2018 | Gary Galles
    As long as I can remember, unions have attacked as “scabs” those willing to accept work for wages and conditions those unions reject, even if it involves crossing union picket lines. In fact, that usage goes back centuries, from English slang for a mean, low, “scurvy” rascal or scoundrel. As Stephanie Smith put it in Household Words: From blemish…to strikebreaker, the history of the word scab…shows a displacement of meaning from the visceral or physical to the moral register…Just as a scab is a physical lesion, the strikebreaking scab disfigures the social body of labor. Those union attacks have included...
  • Missouri voters reject law banning compulsory union fees

    08/08/2018 6:46:08 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 70 replies
    Yahoo Noose - Associated Presstitutes ^ | August 8, 2018 | David A Lieb
    Missouri voters delivered a resounding victory to unions Tuesday, rejecting a right-to-work law against compulsory union fees that had been passed by Republican state officials but placed on hold for more than a year after organized labor petitioned for a referendum. National and local labor unions spent millions of dollars to defeat Proposition A, hoping to reverse the momentum against them from a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling and the adoption of similar laws limiting labor powers in other historically strong union states. Officials at the AFL-CIO called the Missouri vote "a truly historic moment."
  • Union submits more signatures for dialysis profits ballot initiative in Ohio

    08/06/2018 7:32:09 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    Healio Nephrology News & issues ^ | 08/06/2018 | Healio/Nephrology
    Organizers of a union-backed initiative to limit dialysis provider profits in Ohio have submitted additional signatures that should get the measure on the Nov. 6 election ballot. . . . . The Ohio initiative is similar in intent to one that is set for the November ballot in California. Both proposals, backed by the SEIU, call for limiting profits of dialysis providers to no more than 115% of their costs for patient care. Additional profits would be returned, in the form of rebates, by the dialysis providers to commercial health plans who have patients being treated in dialysis clinics.
  • Janus Ruling Fallout: Washington state employees sue to 'escape' union

    08/03/2018 9:22:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Several Washington state employees are suing for the right to break ties with their union, claiming the Supreme Court's landmark Janus decision should allow them to cancel their membership immediately. That June ruling said state government workers could not be forced to pay so-called “fair share” fees to support collective bargaining and other union activities. The decision delivered a blow to public-employee unions. But the lawsuit filed Thursday, if successful, could point to further repercussions. The six plaintiffs have all attempted to leave the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) since the Supreme Court decision, but say they've been told...
  • Supreme Court throws out ruling in case protecting unions from class-action lawsuits

    07/03/2018 7:00:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 02, 2018 | Sean Higgins
    Organized labor, already reeling from a potentially major financial hit thanks to a Supreme Court ruling last week that could result in millions of public-sector workers cutting off funding, could be subject to another blow from the justices: class-action suits from those workers seeking to get paid back from the unions. In a little-noticed action, the Supreme Court invalidated a ruling last week by the 7th Circuit Court denying class-action certification in a case called Riffey v. Rauner. The case involved nonunion state-subsidized Illinois home healthcare workers seeking to be repaid the funds that for years they were forced to...
  • Supreme Court deals blow to public-sector unions, ruling against 'fair-share' fees

    06/27/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 197 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2018 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that pubic sector unions for state and local employees can’t force non-members to pay a “fair-share” union fee. In a 5-4 ruling Tuesday, the court said the extraction of agency fees from non-consenting public sector employees violates the First Amendment. The case centers on an Illinois law, similar to those in 22 other states, that allow public-sector unions to collect a “fair-share fee” from employees for non-political activities like collective bargaining, regardless of whether those employees belong to the union or not. Mark Janus, a state child support specialist at the center of the case,...
  • SEIU 1000 email to members regarding today's USSC decision

    06/27/2018 10:14:06 AM PDT · by MeganC · 77 replies
    SEIU 1000 email message (no link) ^ | 6/27/2018 | Yvonne Walker
    From an email: Dear SEIU Local 1000 Members: Today the Supreme Court issued the long-awaited decision in the case of Janus vs. AFSCME. As expected, we witnessed the highest legal authority in the United States disregard 40 years of their own legal precedents protecting workers’ rights and instead choose to continue to erode unions. The Janus vs. AFSCME case was argued by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation – a group whose sole purpose is to break unions. This case, like many others, is supported and funded by billionaires and corporations who began the “Right to Work” movement....