Labor News Briefs

Supreme Court Likely to Take New Case Against Public-Sector Unions
Features, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National, New York

Supreme Court Likely to Take New Case Against Public-Sector Unions

Washington—When the Supreme Court reopens in October, a new effort to end the union shop for public-sector workers is likely to be on its docket. If four justices agree that it is worth reviewing, the Court will hear the appeal of Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a second lawsuit claiming…

UAW Joins Fight Against Proposed Michigan Limits on Bargaining
Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, National, New York

UAW Joins Fight Against Proposed Michigan Limits on Bargaining

Lansing, Mich.—The United Auto Workers has joined the fight against a plan to prohibit state workers’ unions from bargaining on issues such as scheduling, staff assignments, and seniority. UAW Local 6000, which represents almost 17,000 of Michigan’s 50,000 state workers, said it “is strongly opposed to the rule changes, which will negatively affect our freedom to…

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike
Features, Labor News Briefs, Municipal Government, New York

San Diego County Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

San Diego, Calif.—The largest union of San Diego County employees is preparing for a possible strike, after working almost two months under an expired contract. Service Employees International Union Local 221, which represents about 10,000 of the county’s 17,000 employees, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, announced Aug. 11 that 90% of its members had voted to authorize a walkout.

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