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A case that went before the Supreme Court on Monday could mean trouble for the labor movement and impact the wages and benefits of millions of workers

A U.S. Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 threatens our union and all working families. This case, which will come before the Supreme Court in February, represents a huge threat to our union. As a local leader, you are critical to how we defend and protect our union, our members and public services in the face of this threat.
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Janus v. AFSCME is a court case that is the culmination of a decades-long scheme by the greedy rich to get rid of union jobs. It is one of more than a dozen similar cases that anti-worker groups have tried to push through the legal system with the aim of making it harder for unions to fight for good jobs and a voice at work
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Strikers Rally On Charter/Spectrum’s Doorstep; Pols Threaten To Give Cable Giant The Boot

New York, NY – Hundreds of striking workers from IBEW Local 3 and supporters, many from other unions, rallied on East 23rd Street in Manhattan, across the street from Charter/Spectrum headquarters, one year into a strike that originally sent some 1,800 workers out into the cold.
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What the latest union case before the Supreme Court could mean for workers of color Unions have been a path to the middle class for African Americans. Janus v. AFSCME could change that.

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that public sector unions fear could deal a heavy blow by potentially reducing their financial coffers and opening the door for declines in membership.
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The Coming Supreme Court Attack on Public-Sector Unions—and What Unions Can Do About It A conversation with author and organizer Jane McAlevey about Janus v. AFSCME and the way forward for labor. By Jon Wiener

Mark Janus, the plaintiff, is an employee of the state of Illinois who sued his union to be released from having to pay what’s called an agency fee. He doesn’t believe in trade unions
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Uber pedestrian death highlights need to put brakes on self-driving vehicles

ATU International President put out the following statement in reaction to the fatal accident in involving a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber car. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of the pedestrian killed by a self-driving Uber car in Phoenix.
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