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LA teachers are striking against the school district, but it is the state that controls the purse strings

by Ben Bradford Jan 14, 2019
California is unusual in that the bulk of education funding comes from the state budget
Thousands of teachers march in the rain through Los Angeles on Monday, on the first day of the first teachers strike in 30 years targeting the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Is the IRS prepared for tax filing season?

by Marielle Segarra Nov 5, 2018
The union that represents IRS workers says agency may not be ready for the new tax law.
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After Janus, a battle for union members' wallets

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 13, 2018
Public-sector unions can't collect fees from nonunion members anymore. Now anti-union groups are campaigning to get union members to quit.
Members of the Service Employees International Union hold a rally in support of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees at the Richard J. Daley Center on Feb. 26 in Chicago.
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Steel workers press steelmakers on wages and health care costs, with a strike authorization vote

by Mitchell Hartman Sep 11, 2018
The vote comes as U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal are in union contract negotiations.
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Why unions are spending millions to fight Missouri’s proposed right-to-work law

by Renata Sago Aug 7, 2018
If passed by voters Tuesday, it would change the way unions collect money from members.
The AFL-CIO signage on the building at the intersection of 16th Street NW and Eye Street, just two blocks north of the White House, is 2005 in Washington, D.C.
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Janus decision could hurt private-sector unions, too

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court’s Janus decision only applies to public-sector unions, barring them from compelling nonunion members to pay agency fees that are meant to cover the costs of collective bargaining and other union services. But some powerful private-sector unions — including the…

President of NAACP on Janus decision: "Civil rights and workers rights are inextricably linked"

by , and Jun 29, 2018
The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME disproportionately impacts public sector African-American workers.
Union activists and supporters rally against the Supreme Court's ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case, in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, June 27, 2018 in New York City.
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What does the Supreme Court's Janus ruling mean for unions? It would be like the government no longer enforcing taxes

by , and Jun 28, 2018
"What would happen is fewer people would pay their taxes and the ability of government to provide services would then erode," says Harvard professor Benjamin Sachs.
Activists rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court back in February over the Janus v. AFSCME case.
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States may need to rewrite contracts and laws in the wake of Supreme Court’s Janus ruling

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 27, 2018
How might states be affected by overturning the established precedent allowing public-sector unions to collect fees from nonunion members? In places where the so-called agency fees have been allowed, state officials will have to rewrite the law and revise contracts…

Unions brace for Supreme Court Janus decision

by Mitchell Hartman Jun 25, 2018
Organized labor in Nevada is holding its own, in spite of right-to-work rules that ban charging fees to nonunion members — something the Janus case might lead to for public-sector unions nationwide.
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