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In Search of Public Employers Willing to Fight for Their Right to Free Speech

In Search of Public Employers Willing to Fight for Their Right to Free Speech

    By Edward Ring The recent Janus decision by the US Supreme Court gives public employees the right to quit union membership – or to never join a union in the first place. This sweeping ruling not only banned unions from requiring non-members to still pay so-called “agency fees,” but it required unions to […]

Why Teachers Unions are the Worst of the Worst

Why Teachers Unions are the Worst of the Worst

    By Edward Ring When considering the influence of unions on American society, there are vast differences depending on what type of union one considers. Private sector unions, for all the criticisms they may deserve, have nonetheless played a vital role in securing rights for the American worker. Subject to appropriate regulations, private sector […]

No dues without political representation

No dues without political representation

  By Larry Sand A few years back I was on a panel with then California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, who mentioned during his talk that about 35 percent of his union’s membership was Republican which is roughly the way the rest of the state lines up politically. That means there are about 100,000 right-of-center teachers […]

Anti-Union California Teachers Want Union Fees Back After Janus Case

Anti-Union California Teachers Want Union Fees Back After Janus Case

Zachery Schmidt | Contributor Seven California teachers believe teacher unions violated their constitutional rights by forcing them to pay union fees, so they have filed a class-action lawsuit trying to recoup their money. The July 3 lawsuit comes after the Supreme Court ruled 5–4 in the Janus v. AFSCME 31 case making it unconstitutional under […]

Can Janus Unravel the “Solidarity” Between PORAC and the CTA?

Can Janus Unravel the “Solidarity” Between PORAC and the CTA?

. . . by Edward Ring . The reactions from representatives of California’s public sector unions to the Janus ruling are revealing. For any member thinking about quitting these unions, these reactions, and the political agenda they epitomize, bear close scrutiny. Here are excerpts from a press release regarding Janus on the California Teachers Association website: “Today’s ruling is an attack on […]

Supreme Court Decisions/Retirement, ICE, California’s Gas Tax and Daylight Savings Time On Ballot |Look At News Daily  (June 23-29/Day 154-162) Week 23

Supreme Court Decisions/Retirement, ICE, California’s Gas Tax and Daylight Savings Time On Ballot |Look At News Daily  (June 23-29/Day 154-162) Week 23

By Michael Hernandez   June 23 (Saturday):  Day 154 President Trump approval rating going up President Trump currently enjoys a higher approval rating than the embattled FBI and its disgraced former director, James Comey. According to the Real Clear Politics poll of polls, Trump’s approval rating is 44 percent which is a point higher than the […]

The Supreme Court Just Handed Down Its Big Decision On Mandatory Union Dues

The Supreme Court Just Handed Down Its Big Decision On Mandatory Union Dues

Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that public sector unions cannot force some 5 million government workers to pay mandatory fees. A five-justice majority led by Justice Samuel Alito found the practice violates the Constitution. A 1977 Supreme Court precedent called Abood v. Detroit Board of Education allows public sector […]

California’s Government Unions Take Steps to Obliterate Janus Impact

California’s Government Unions Take Steps to Obliterate Janus Impact

. . . by Edward Ring . Within days the U.S. Supreme Court is going to issue its ruling on the case Janus vs AFSCME. This case, if the ruling goes as expected, is going to overturn current law that requires public employees to pay union dues. Here in California, along with a handful of other large, […]

Free the Teachers!!! NEA survey shows over HALF might quit the union after Janus

Free the Teachers!!! NEA survey shows over HALF might quit the union after Janus

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views Nevada is a free to work State—you are not mandated to pay bribes to a union to work.  The Las Vegas teachers have told their union and the NEA to pound sand and get lost.  They no longer want their money going to electing officials that […]