A proposed rule change by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services could end the practice of automatically deducting union dues from personal care attendants in Connecticut who are paid with Medicaid funds.
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Some states are looking for ways to sidestep the Supreme Court’s Janus decision. New York offers a prime example.
Connecticut contains a mere 1 percent of the total national population across fifty states, but its metropolitan areas occupied three spots in 24/7 Wall Street’s list of cities residents are fleeing.
Connecticut ranked 43rd in the country in Wallethub’s annual ranking of Best and Worst States to Start a Business.
AFSCME’s Director of Collective Bargaining and Organizing Kevin Murphy was expected to take the lead role, but an eligibility challenge and subsequent investigation found Murphy was not a “member in good standing” because he failed to pay his dues on time and barred from the union election.
The loss of those agency fees could cost Connecticut’s various government unions up to $3.4 million per year, approximately 10 percent of their annual take from state employees, according to numbers supplied by the Comptroller’s Office.
Facing a $4.6 billion deficit over the next biennium, lawmakers will find themselves in the position of a political captive — hands tied, blind-folded and locked in a dingy basement.
Here are the 5 things you need to know about the Janus decision.
The Supreme Court today issued a 5-4 ruling in favor of Mark Janus, an Illinois state employee who argued he shouldn’t be forced to pay agency fees to AFSCME Council 31.
While a bill to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour died in May, legislators may want to consider a new report before resurrecting the idea during the next session.