Supreme Court Harris v Quinn ruling

The Supreme Court Harris v Quinn ruling does not apply to all unions. The
Supreme Court decision judged the plaintiffs in the case to be personal
assistants that are quite different from "full-fledged public employees"
and therefore Abood v Detroit Board of Education which enables unions to
collect fair share fees from non-members for expenses germane to
collective bargaining did not apply. The Court found that the personal
assistants were not eligible for the same types of benefits as other

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Unions and the community are 'a natural coalition'

Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.

Put Seniors First Rally, 9/18/14

"Put SENIORS First" Rally

Stand up to GOP policies that hurt seniors.

Join us as we stand up for seniors. Thursday September 18, the “Put Seniors First” Rally at 1:30 pm on Capitol Hill. Help us protect Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts, privatization and vouchers.  Click for

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