The Janus Case

What is the Janus Case (aka Janus vs AFSCME)?

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the right of public employee unions to require non-members to pay agency or fair share fees for the cost of bargaining and enforcing a labor contract.
 
What is the Aboud Case (aka Aboud vs. Detroit Board of Education"
 
A case ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977 which said that public employees could be forced to pay for expenses associated with collective bargaining and other related activities, but not for political activities. 
 
Some Articles 
 
Behind Janus Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions.  By Mary Bottari (Center for Media and Democracy)  
 

Operation Agua will provide safe water to Puerto Ricans

Responding to the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the AFT; Operation Blessing International; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Hispanic Federation launched Operation Agua to crowdsource contributions and provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

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2017 AFT-Wisconsin Convention

The AFT-Wisconsin Convention will be held on October 27 - 29 at the Three Bears Resort in Warrens, Wi. 

If you were elected as a delegate at the 2017 WPEC Convention, you should talk to Greg Georg about your responsibilities.  If you were not elected as a delegate but would like to be one, talk to Greg Georg.  His email is president@wpec.org.

Call to Convention

Tentative Agenda

Lodging

Information About Three Bears Resort

White Paper on Proposed Constitution Amendment

Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act

There will be a class in Milwaukee on September 30 to discuss  the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).    The class is sponsored by the UW School for Workers.  See the flyer for more details.

Flyer

 

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