MDASR articles focusing on Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court case

UFT v. Janus

By |2020-09-22T16:10:57+00:00September 12th, 2018|Media, Union News|

UFT v. Janus After the Janus decision came down in June of 2018, it seemed as if all of New York's unions and labor advocates had mobilized. Governor Cuomo had submitted legislature to protect the power of unions into the 18/19 fiscal budget, which was put in place shortly before the Supreme [...]

SCOTUS rules in favor of Janus in Janus v. AFSCME

By |2018-07-06T19:00:29+00:00July 6th, 2018|Justice System, Media, Supreme Court, Union News|

On June 27th, after months of deliberation, The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Mark Janus in Janus v. AFSCME. The decision, which overturns the 1977 precedent set by Abood v. Detroit B.O.E., states that the fair-share fees once paid by non-union employees are a violation of their First Amendment rights. The case [...]

Legislative bills to cushion potential Janus ruling

By |2018-04-30T13:42:23+00:00April 27th, 2018|Media, State Budget, Supreme Court, Union News|

The 2019 NYS Fiscal Budget was completed two days before its April 1st deadline. While $1 million was allocated to investigate wage theft, new legislation introduced into the budget to soften the blow that the Supreme Court case Janus vs. AFSCME ruling could have. The budget that was allocated to investigate wage theft is part [...]

Why we need to Protect our unions from Janus

By |2018-03-13T17:58:51+00:00March 9th, 2018|Justice System, Media|

A Supreme Court case with a 40-year precedent has been brought back to the future. On February 26th, the Supreme Court began hearings on Janus vs. AFSCME and the constitutionality of compulsory Fair Share fees. These fees are paid by non-union employees who work in unionized jobs but are still represented by the union during [...]

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