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SB 1085: Requires Release Time for Union Representatives

SB 1085 was introduced on February 12, 2018, by Senator Skinner. As first introduced, this bill gave employee organizations the right to establish reasonable restrictions regarding joining and being dismissed from union membership. However, on April 10, 2018, this bill … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Issues Janus Decision; Governor Signs SB 866.

Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (2018) 585 U. S. ____ The Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Janus v AFSCME today. In a 5-4 decision, the majority held that forcing public employees to pay “agency fees” to their … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Issues Janus Decision; Governor Signs SB 866

By now you’ve heard that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Janus v AFSCME today. No surprise, the Court held that mandatory agency fees are unconstitutional. Also today, the Governor signed the state budget which included SB 866. I’ve have more … Continue reading

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PERB Adopts Heightened Version of Purple Communications

Napa Valley CCD (2018) PERB Decision No. 2563-E (Issued on 5/25/18) This precedential decision involves an appeal from a dismissal.  The central issue was whether charging party, an employee, engaged in protected activity by sending e-mails to co-workers. To answer … Continue reading

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Trying to Predict the Impact of Janus

The Illinois Economic Policy Institute has released a study on the anticipated impact of Janus v AFSCME, based on the widely-held assumption that the Supreme Court will hold that agency fees are unconstitutional. The report—entitled “After Janus: The Impending effects … Continue reading

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