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Media Mentions – Week of June 10, 2018

Bloomberg Law – Union Seeks New Members Ahead of High Court Ruling on Fees

A union that represents government employees is pushing to boost membership rates to prepare for the U.S. Supreme Court’s pending decision in a case over the right of public-sector workers to refuse to pay union fees.

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OC Register – California Union Bills Aimed At A Post-Janus World

Lots of interested parties, unions apparently included, expect the United States Supreme Court will side this summer with Mark Janus, an Illinois state worker who doesn’t want to pay “fair-share” fees to his union.

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Becker’s Hospital Review – Kaiser Permanente Employees In Seattle Allege Union Illegally Charges Nonmembers For Organizing Expenses: 5 Thing To Know

Employees at Kaiser Permanente’s Capitol Hill Campus in Seattle have filed federal unfair labor practice charges against the Service Employees International Union 1199 NW over union dues for nonunion members, according to the employees’ attorneys.

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NW Labor Press – Janus Is Upon Us, Ready Or Not

In Janus v AFSCME, the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to rule that all public employee union fees must be voluntary, akin to ‘right-to-work.’ A decision is expected any day. Don McIntosh of the Labor Press talked with University of Oregon labor educator Gordon Lafer about what that means.

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