New York City Workers Block Big Dues Increase

By Nate Franco and Anthony Lackhan, Labor Notes

New York City’s clerical and administrative workers in AFSCME Local 1549 have been asked to make an unfair sacrifice. Their local officers tried to push through a big dues increase without convincing justification.

City workers vote 12-2 to decertify union

By Gary Abernathy, timesgazette.com

Members of the union that represents Hillsboro city employees at the street department, water plant, wastewater plant, water-sewer maintenance department and janitorial department have voted overwhelmingly to decertify the union and negotiate directly with the administration.

Legislative staff recommends cutting raises, benefits of state employees just ratified in contract

By Len Lazarick, Maryland Reporter

State employees last Wednesday ratified a new one-year contract that provided 2% raises, regular step increases, health premium holidays and other financial benefits they had been denied in the lean years of the Great Recession.

State employees last Wednesday ratified a new one-year contract that provided 2% raises, regular step increases, health premium holidays and other financial benefits they had been denied in the lean years of the Great Recession.