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.
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.
Fringe benefit rates for Connecticut’s state employee and teacher retirement plans in 2018 jumped as much as 52 percent, according to figures from the Comptroller’s Office.
What could a Supreme Court decision in favor of Janus mean for Connecticut? A conversation with labor attorney F. Vincent Vernuccio
Nationally known labor attorney and senior fellow with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Michigan, F. Vincent Vernuccio, pioneered the 2012 right-to-work movement in Michigan. He offers his opinion on what a decision in favor of Mark Janus will mean for Connecticut.