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Mark Janus Quits Public Service Job to Serve Big-Money Special Interests
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Mark Janus Quits Public Service Job to Serve Big-Money Special Interests

Recruited to lend his name to a lawsuit – Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 – originally filed by Bruce Rauner, the billionaire governor of Illinois, and bankrolled by big-money special interests to attack public sector unions, Janus is abandoning his public service job. He announced he is quitting his state job as a child support specialist to join the…

Working People Need A Voice
Features, Municipal Government, National

Working People Need A Voice

Washington DC – Working people remain resilient and strong despite “relentless, dishonest attacks from wealthy special interests,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders said in response to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing that last year’s union-membership rate was unchanged from 2016.