|AFSCME District Council 36|
The Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) issued reports recently detailing how the right-to-work (RTW) scam hurts workers by weakening collective bargaining and unions’ ability to negotiate good wages and benefits.
As health care costs continue to rise and agencies seek to merely shift those costs onto the backs of the workers, labor has led creative efforts to control costs through bargaining and other arenas.
Learn what is happening in the City of Los Angeles… Our own Alice Goff will be speaking at the next meeting of the Council’s Committee for Universal Health Care on the evening of Tuesday, May 26.
Why Everyone Should Pay Their “Fair Share” Fees
The collection of fair share fees by public sector unions was unanimously allowed in the 1977 ruling of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education. A new case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al., is the latest assault on the middle class, and may revisit the Abood ruling. Ultimately, the goal of this case is to silence the voices of workers seeking fairness on the job.
Confused? No problem. AFSCME has released this video that simply explains what fair share fees really mean.
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