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Janus Webinar on August 20th

On August 20, 2018, the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (formerly the State Bar of California) is holding a webinar on Janus. It’s titled “Janus v AFSCME: How Unions and Employers are Responding to the Decision” and will … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: San Diego Must Bargain Pension Reform Measure

Boling v PERB (Cal. Supreme Court Case No. S242034) In 2012, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders helped launch the “Citizens Pension Reform Initiative” (CPRI) in an effort to address the unsustainability of the City’s pension obligations. CPRI supporters gathered enough … Continue reading

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The Next Battle After Janus: Seeking Retroactive Fees

Rebecca Friedrichs is back. But for the death of Justice Scalia, everyone would be talking about “Friedrichs” instead of Mark Janus. But earlier this month, Friedrichs, along with several other teachers, filed a class-action lawsuit against the California Teachers Association … Continue reading

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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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