Right-wing groups have been waging war against public sector unions(link is external) for many years, and, last week, a divided 5-4 conservative majority(link is external) on the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a win in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. This case, which overrules decades of precedent(link is external), was about stripping unions of resources, with the ultimate aim of [...]
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Any day now, perhaps as soon as Thursday, the Supreme Court will issue a decision that more than any other case this term will reveal to us the heart and soul of the Roberts Court at the end of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s 14th year. The case is Janus v. American Federation of [...]
AFT President Randi Weingarten on Proposal to Merge Education and Labor Departments | American Federation of Teachers
WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the Trump administration’s plan to merge the departments of Education and Labor: “In any normal administration, combining some of the core functions of the education and labor departments might make sense in terms of bringing together programs that educate children and prepare Americans for the jobs of today [...]
In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled against working people and in favor of billionaires and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in public sector workplaces violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. “This is a dark day in U.S. jurisprudence, a [...]
Don’t be fooled by Betsy DeVos and her anti-union friends. Last week, they launched a $10 million campaign to break our union. In the days since the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Janus case, teachers across New York have received emails from the Mackinac Center trying to trick them into leaving their union. If they think you [...]
June 27, 2018 This is our moment. We knew this was coming. Wealthy special interests have been fighting for years to undercut unions and roll back the benefits earned by working families. Today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus vs. AFSCME shows how far they are willing to go to attack working families. Anti-union forces think [...]
Wages stagnate across the country. People struggle to save for retirement and they worry about rising medical and higher education costs. Women and minorities still make less for the same work as their white male counterparts. And workers here have fewer rights and protections than those in any other developed country. Americans know what [...]
America Needs Unions Now More than Ever As Supreme Court Sides with Corporate Billionaires Rigging Economy against Workers | American Federation of Teachers
WASHINGTON– The following statement was issued by leaders and members of AFSCME, AFT, NEA and SEIU following the decision by the United States Supreme Court to rule against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates [...]