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Supreme Court to Take Another Crack at Banning ‘Fair-Share Fees’
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Supreme Court to Take Another Crack at Banning ‘Fair-Share Fees’

Washington—The Supreme Court announced Sept. 28 that it would take another crack at ruling that public-sector unions can’t charge nonmembers fees for representing them—and the unions don’t like it one bit.  “The Janus case is a blatantly political and well-funded plot to use the highest court in the land to further rig the economic rules…

San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract
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San Diego County Workers Ratify Five-Year Contract

San Diego, Calif.—The union representing most of San Diego County’s 17,000 employees has ratified a new contract. More than 75% of the voters approved the five-year agreement, Service Employees International Union Local 221 announced Sept. 14. It will give about 10,000 county workers, including librarians, social workers, and nurses, raises ranging from 13% to 17%,…

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