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State workers in Connecticut Loyal to Unions Despite Right to End Dues

Dan Haar Connecticut Post
In Connecticut, the good news is that anti-labor Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision won’t break the unions, which uphold the middle class at a time when the share of income going to the top 1 percent has doubled in barely more than a generation.

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Trumka Calls for New Supreme Court Direction at Yale Law School

Richard Trumka AFL-CIO
Judge Kavanaugh would return workplace law to the 19th century. He would deny working people our most fundamental rights. And that’s exactly why he was nominated. He’s been vetted by the same people who’ve been pulling the strings since Bush v. Gore.

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Labor's Last Stand

Garret Keizer Harper's Magazine
Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

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Oregon Labor Group to Refund Worker's Union Dues

Associated Press L.A.Times
Melissa Unger, executive director of SEIU Local 503 in Oregon, said the union chose to settle the lawsuit rather than go through a costly and time-consuming legal battle.

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New Hampshire Reacts To Janus Decision

Matt Murray NH Labor News
By joining together and working in union, we will fight the corrupt forces intent on dismantling worker protections and continue the fight for safe jobs with good wages and benefits, dignity and respect in the workplace for all.

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Transforming Teacher Unions in a Post-Janus World

Bob Peterson ReThinking Schools
Walker’s attack and the Janus litigation are similar not only because they directly attack working people and their right to organize, but because both have been bankrolled and directed by a network of billionaires and right-wing foundations.
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