Unions

Mike Groll / AP

A newly formed group is reaching out to public worker union members in New York, informing them of their rights, under the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Janus case, to opt out of their unions. But union leaders say the organization is a front group for anti-union billionaires.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government workers can’t be forced to pay union dues is good news for four Connecticut state troopers seeking thousands of dollars in reimbursement from the state. That’s according to a lawyer representing the troopers who opted out of the Connecticut State Police Union.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Some of New York’s union leaders had harsh words for President Trump and conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court, in the wake of the ruling that sided with an Illinois worker, Mark Janus, who did not want to pay union dues, even though he benefited from union bargained contracts. 

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

The state’s largest teachers union brought bagpipe players and a brass band to the Capitol to push for a bill to decouple teacher evaluations from the results of standardized tests.

Johnathon Henninger

On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers in the Connecticut General Assembly released their plan for adjustments to the State’s two-year budget they passed last year.

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