Tag: Janus

A Labor-Management Response To Intro. 157…
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A Labor-Management Response To Intro. 157…

Editor’s Note: This is an op-ed from Mike Hellstom, secretary treasurer, Laborers Local 108 and Ron Bergamini, CEO, Action Carting Environmental Services. Unions have been in the news lately.  The US Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME holding that public sector employees can benefit from union representation without paying dues has garnered much commentary. …

NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus
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NYC’s Public Unions Stand Firm In The Face Of Janus

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision June 27 was intended to undermine public-sector unions, ruling that it violates nonmembers’ free-speech rights if they have to pay unions fees to cover the cost of representation. But leaders of New York’s main public-sector unions are maintaining an optimistic attitude, saying they can…