What happens if State of Maine agreed to change unions bargaining status .i.e. bargain for only members but then offers better benefits for non members?
Kind of like the NBA.
Different deals for different players.
The union/PAC bosses could avoid that issue, as I believe they should, by simply demanding a non-monopoly contract. Please remember that Federal law does NOT require labor unions to represent all workers and the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that the National Labor Relations Act allows unions to negotiate contracts covering only dues-paying members. As Justice Brennan wrote in Retail Clerks v. Dry Lion Goods (1962), “Members only contracts have long been recognized.” If a union decides against exclusive monopoly bargaining, choosing instead to negotiate only on behalf of its own members, it is not required to represent non-members... but the greedy union/PAC bosses have done it to themselves!
Well said, Sonny, and I'd imagine we'll start to see more "member only" contracts in the future.
Wow... can you imagine what the folks down at Maine SEIU and Maine AFSCME and Maine People's Alliance would say if that actually does happen?
LOL, it wold be simply awesome!!! :-)
It would be prudent to remember that all this started when MSEA stood for Maine State Employee ASSOCIATION.
For those not aware that ment such matters were at the whim of legislature not a collective bargaining process.
The Janus decision affected only Federal worker unions, not the rest. It should be extrapolated, but not so far - as evidenced by the right-to-work battle in Missouri.
Of course, true to the leftist agenda, this piece plays the race card. All they need to find is one historical racist, and then extrapolate to all supporters. The Guardian can always be counted on to smear anyone not of their persuasion.
With all due respect, Toolsmith, I believe the Janus decision affects all public servants involved in the money-laundering program known as Forced Unionism.
For example, public-sector unions/PACs like AFSCME and SEIU have been very nervous about that case for quite some time on/in numerous media stories and sites like https://www.facebook.com/pg/SEIU/posts/?ref=page_internal
I agree, but that's not how the left is playing it. It may require another Supreme Court decision to establish that Janus applies to all unions.
The left certainly is good at playing stuff, but I believe the court ruling was very clear that it only applies to public-sector unions... but there's another effort underway for the private sector workplaces.
“SEIU Settles Lawsuit with State Employee”
Now that is the way to get them.
I wonder if she ever applied for religious exemption if available?
That's a great question, Bruce, and it also adds a whole new twist for the SEIU idiots to think about...
Will you be posting something about the landslide referendum results in Missouri?
Don't kow about MF but I will.
Make want you want about it .
Remember, the interest for me, was with the impact for public employees.
Which we have never gotten any of your direct experience on.
Note: Gov. Baldacci negotiated and signed a contract w/ SEIU that could have fired hundreds of union covered workers.
He still cashed their checks.
THIS WOULD BE A NICE PLACE TO HAVE A UNION!
I don't know how I missed this but here it is.
Notice that MSEA's new Executive Director has never filed a grievance or negotiated a contract.
And all his experience is in politics and legislation without any real mention of accomplishments.
Alec Maybarduk will head Maine state employees’ union
This proves again how MSEA would rather just be a political lobby for the Democrats.
The last thing they want is an actual Union leader with significant labor relations experience.
Because they really aren't in the labor relations business.
All the more reason for that Janus decision.
You're right, Matt, this week's RTW vote in Missouri was a landslide victory for the greedy union/PAC bosses and all of their corrupt politician friends. Isn't accounting fraud a wonderful part of the progressive movement?
Storm Clouds Gather Over Nation’s Largest Union
“The nation’s largest union had a run of good luck during the Obama years, but the last couple of years have been rough for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). For those not familiar with the union, SEIU claims 2 million members and is composed of janitors, security guards, child care workers, health care workers, bus drivers, social workers, grad students, and adjunct professors, among others.”
“Elsewhere, due to allegations of sexual harassment, three SEIU employees have been fired, two resigned, and another was suspended over the past year. Of these six employees, two were SEIU executive vice presidents, another was the national organizing director for SEIU’s Fight for $15 campaign, and two more were leaders of Fight for $15 campaigns in Chicago and Detroit.”
More details @ http://seiumonitor.com/storm-clouds-gather-nations-largest-union/?utm_so...
Maybarduk said he was not aware of any specific incidents in which a response by a public safety agency was delayed due to the shortage of staff at the dispatch center, but the union is concerned public safety could be compromised.
Translation: Union wants more government employees hired so Union gets more monthly dues!
That’s why hiring is an inherent right of management.
Because Unions will say anything to get employers to hire more people whether needed or not.
But any chance Alec here will hire more Field Service Reps to represent union members?
Any chance he is concerned about MSEA union members' labor rights being compromised?
As usual, Sonny, you nailed it again with that post. How long do you think Maybeduk will last before the revolving door on that union/PAC office starts spinning again?
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THE STALINIST GREASY POLE
MF said: "How long do you think Maybeduk will last before the revolving door on that union/PAC office starts spinning again?"
Oh, I figure he'll last a long time so long as he keeps revenue up (for SEIU) and costs down for MSEA members.
Unions are after all no different really than any other kind of insurance company.
Their business operations model is always to have more money coming in than going out.
But rather than call it profit they just increase the fat cat salaries of their Animal Farm pigs.
Which means making excuses for not providing coverage for the members when needed.
And if he does a good job ripping off his union members....
Then he'll shimmy up the Stalinist greasy pole that is SEIU HQ in Washington, D.C.
I wonder how many grievances are pending in just SEIU covered areas ?
Home Care Workers Support Trump Regulation
"For years, some blue states have been automatically deducting union dues from the checks of Medicaid home care providers. Many of these caregivers are relatives or friends of the person they care for and did not wish to join a union. The main beneficiary of this dues skim is the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Under Obama, a rule was implemented to authorize this scheme. Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that would rescind the Obama-Era regulation."
"Given SEIU’s shameful treatment of home care providers, CMS should implement the proposed rule and protect caregivers’ Medicaid checks as soon as possible."
Full article @ http://seiumonitor.com/home-care-workers-support-trump-regulation/?utm_s...
Shame on the SEIU!
Did the MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 get vandalized by a Far-Left political activist,
or are they just engaged in yet another political campaign at the members' expense?
It will be very interesting to see how much this union/PAC reports for both the ACTUAL cash and in-kind support for their massive level of political activities again this year... at the members' expense.
Paging the union/PAC staffers Shelly Page (Director of Finance & Administration)
and Luanne Collins (Account Clerk),
paging the union/PAC staffers Shelly Page (Director of Finance & Administration) and Luanne Collins (Account Clerk)…
please don’t make any “mistakes” with the political vs. non-political accounting codes used this year... we will be watching very closely. :-)
All of the Maine SEIU staffers and officials should read the following LTTE that was written by the current Secretary/Treasurer for SEIU Local 503 Sublocal 099 out in Oregon:
The real reason union leaders don’t like Janus
WELCOME TO ANIMAL FARM!
“When your bank doesn’t give you the service you deserve, you switch banks. When your cell phone provider doesn’t give you the service you deserve, you switch providers. When your insurance company doesn’t give you the service you deserve, you switch companies. But when your union doesn’t give you the service you deserve, you can’t switch unions.”
--- Avery T. Horton, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer, SEIU Local 503, Bandon, Oregon
Poor Mr. Horton better watch out or he'll go the way of Snowball in Orwell's Animal Farm.
Snowball of course being Orwell's metaphor for Leon Trotsky hiding out in Mexico from Josef Stalin.
For what it's worth I have been saying this for years here and there.
What is needed is for government to go way beyond Janus and just deregulate labor unions everywhere.
Because no bargaining unit of employees should have to get the government's permission to fire their union.
And I am not anti-union for saying this, just anti-bad union and pro-worker!
The lawsuits related to Forced Unionism are now really beginning to flow...
Free-market group sues union over forced representation
“The Buckeye Institute lawsuit is defending an economics professor at the University of Maine at Machias named Jonathan Reisman, who used to serve as his local union's grievance officer. Reisman valued the union, but objected to the union’s partisan agenda, and wanted to leave and stop paying dues, according to a news release.”
Full article at http://www.iosconews.com/news/nation/article_562a0b4d-ee39-5b3f-9e00-729...
More at https://newbostonpost.com/2018/08/23/maine-professor-union-doesnt-speak-...
State accused of violating Supreme Court's union dues ruling
Article at https://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/404673-302438-state-accused-of-violat...
More at https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/08/legal_group_threat...
HERE ARE ALL THE UNION BOSSES BUSTED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2018
This long list is from laborunionreport.com:
And this is why labor unions need to be completely deregulated.
Workers should not have to ask a State Labor Relations Board for permission to dump these crooks.
Thanks for posting that report, Sonny, as it's certainly a much larger list than what I expected to see.
BTW, here's some additional information that might interest you:
The struggle inside the unions
“The book chronicles not only the corruption and nefarious twists and turns of politically bankrupt union bureaucrats, but also the folks who fought back. Early’s close association with labor activists allows the reader a unique view into the tactics used at every level to oppose moves by the International that were not in tune with the membership. One of the most significant acts of resistance was led by Sal Rosselli, once head of the SEIU-affiliated United Healthcare Workers (UHW). When Rosselli started to speak out against Stern’s backroom dealing with then California Governor Schwarzenegger, and in favor of union democracy, the International moved in January 2009 to put the UHW under trusteeship, which would allow Stern to replace the elected leadership with appointees of his own. Despite a courageous battle that included mass rallies of the UHW rank and file against the trusteeship, Stern prevailed, causing Rosselli to create a new union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). The NUHW has since had both successes and failures in its struggles against SEIU.”
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