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24 Apr 19
Twin Cities
Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public employee unions cannot make workers pay for collective-bargaining costs, some say leaving their union and stopping dues payments are harder than they should be. “My right to free speech guarantees my right to resign from the union and I shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to exercise that fundamental right,” Laura Loescher, a child care site manager in the Forest Lake school district, said Tuesday. Loescher says she told her union, the Teamsters Local 320, that she wanted to stop paying dues, but they rejected her request for technical reasons. She now plans to sue the union and her school district for continuing to take union dues out of her paycheck. Union membership agreements typically limit when an employee can change their status with the union. Teamsters leaders did not respond to a request for comment Tuesday. Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, the state’s largest public employee union, came to the Teamsters’ defense Tuesday. Specht said lawsuits like Loescher’s are being filed across the country as part of an effort by a network of right-wing billionaires who want to undermine unions. “Education Minnesota stands with our labor family against the latest attack by the billionaires who want to take away our freedom to join a union and negotiate collectively for wages that will sustain our families,” Specht said. “This isn’t their first, and it won’t be the last, attempt to undermine labor.” Kim Crockett, vice president of the Center of the American Experiment, acknowledged there are other lawsuits like Loescher’s that are planned around the country. The conservative-leaning Minnesota think tank is working with the Upper Midwest Law Center to support the case — its president Doug Seaton is Loescher’s attorney. Crockett says her organization has launched an “employee freedom” campaign to help other public workers “evaluate” their membership in unions. “She still couldn’t get out,” Crockett said of Loescher’s efforts to end her membership. “These are some of the things employees are facing.” The U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees in June 2018. The court found public-sector unions could not require workers to pay “fair share” costs of collective bargaining as a condition of employment. Doing so violated their First Amendment right to free speech, the court ruled. Before the ruling, workers could only opt out of paying union fees that were used for political activities. Crockett says opting out is not enough. She says the Janus ruling invalidated union rules that restrict the times when members can resign their membership. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]“The court shifted it from an opt-out system to an opt-in system,” Crockett said. “That’s the paradigm shift but we aren’t quite there yet. It’s going to take employees taking matters into their own hands.” Leaders of Minnesota’s public employee unions have largely downplayed the impact of the Janus case. For instance, Education Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE) both said they’ve seen an uptick in members in the past year. “We did not let the Janus decision destroy MAPE’s ability to fight for the values shared by all workers in our state,” Roberta Heine, an MAPE spokeswoman.
24 Apr 19
The Questing Child

Books about Indian culture, with Indian or Indian-American protagonists, or exploring the country’s beautiful mythology and heritage: Picture Books: Arenson, Roberta. Manu and the Talking Hand. Arnett, Robert. Finders Keepers? A True Story in India. Illustrated by Smita Turakhia. Atkins, Jeannie. Aani and the Tree Hugger. Illustrated by Venatius J. Pinto. Bajaj, Varsha. T is […]

24 Apr 19

By Jon Dougherty We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The Trump administration should create an omnipresent “Office of the Inspector General” and hire Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch to run it. They’d find so much corruption, and in record time, that no other oversight apparatus would be necessary. Once again, the JW […]

24 Apr 19
Lynda Heines Fabric Design

Sometimes it’s just fun to look around the house and start printing with found objects. That’s what I’m doing today.  Clockwise is a potato masher, sponge, Tupperware lids, room keys, pool noodle and toilet paper rolls taped together. They are all sitting on the carpet non slip mat. Here is the first print. I covered […]

24 Apr 19
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24 Apr 19
Diabolus In Musica

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24 Apr 19
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24 Apr 19
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23 Apr 19
Uniform of Imagery

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23 Apr 19
FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Today the state took another big step in the effort to keep the Pacers in Indiana another 25 years. The Indiana Senate voted to concur on a bill this afternoon that would pave the way for funding for renovations at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, including a new plaza. The plaza would host year-round events […]