The national AFL-CIO has tapped Working America, its political affiliate based in Washington D.C., to send canvassers to Connecticut for a “union member mobilization effort” and to talk with members about “the importance of the 2018 election cycle,” according to an email from AFSCME Council 4 Executive Director Jody Barr.
A recent survey of public-sector union members in 22 states without right-to-work laws showed more than half of them approve of their new rights under the Janus v. AFSCME ruling.
State auditors found 201 union representatives at the Department of Correction racked up $894,199 of paid union leave time over two years, according to a newly released audit of Connecticut’s prison system.
New state and municipal employees might want to read the fine print on new AFSCME union membership cards before signing.
In the old days, becoming a public servant meant receiving less take-home pay but getting good benefits. It was a trade-off some were willing to make, but that trade-off has eroded in Connecticut.
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The Supreme Court in June decided in favor of Mark Janus in the hotly contested case, Janus v. AFSCME, essentially allowing public sector employees to keep their jobs without being forced to pay fees to a union. Although the decision was seen as a blow to government union power, neither ...