Unions

J Bartlett: Janus Ruling Saves NH State Employees 1 Million A Year

New Hampshire’s Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy Reports that based on a Right to Know request the annual calculated savings for State Employees forced to pay agency fees (Post Janus) is over one million dollars. The state collected $37,913.60 per paycheck from these 2,161 non-union employees, diverting an annual total of $1,012,055.83 from their …

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Notable Quote – George Will

There is no sugarcoating today’s reality. Public-sector unions are conveyor belts that move a portion of government employees’ salaries — some of the amount paid in union dues — into political campaigns, almost always Democrats’, to elect the people with whom the unions “negotiate” for taxpayers’ money. Progressives who are theatrically distraught about there being …

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Janus vs AFSCME – it’s personal (although it’s not AFSCME, it’s NH SEIU’s local chapter 1984)

UPDATE and bumped: Yay!  It looks like the NH Administration is taking this seriously (emphasis mine, reformatted): The Union Leader obtained a memo Attorney General Gordon MacDonald sent to Administrative Services Commissioner Charles Arlinghaus making it clear that as of the next payroll on July 6 all state workers must give permission to have any fees …

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Janus vs. AFSCME – a personal take

UPDATE: As the Supreme court just decided for Janus and against the unions, this post is appropriate.  Best news? SCOTUS rules that public sector union MUST be opt-in for payments.   Essentially, this returns freedom to individuals over the unions; no more paycheck protection for unions. ************ “Live Free or Die” – that’s our state motto and …

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Breaking News: Mandatory Union Dues Violate First Amendment

Boom! For these reasons, States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees. The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form …

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DISQUS Doodlings: Both Jonathan Baird and Dan Williams are wrong about the First Amendment and the NFL

Background: Jonathan Baird works for the Social Security Administration, Dan Williams is a government teacher.  Both work in union dominated workplaces; my opinion stems from that and that both of them get the new NFL policy wrong from different viewpoints.  Mine?  The owners own the teams – they can make policies that their employees have …

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If the Tax On Income Isn’t Troubling Enough…

The proposed Family Medical leave legislation will create an income tax but there’s plenty more wrong with this bill if the tax isn’t enough. Elliott Axelman joins me to discuss the many troubling facets of this awful piece of legislation (HB 628). Original Blog Page Post can be Found Here

Trevor Loudon – Please Save America

Trevor Louden explains why he believes the next election is the last chance Republicans have to save America. He talks about why the GOP needs evangelicals to win, the consequence of a Democrat victory, and who might be on a Republican dream cabinet.