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New State Law Favoring Unions Takes Effect Following Supreme Court’s Janus Ruling

Posted in Employment Law, Legislative Updates, Unions
Governor Brown signed SB 866 into law after Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, 585 U. S. ____ (2018) was released by the Supreme Court on June 27, 2018.  SB 866 is an effort to give something back to the unions given that they lost agency fees when the Court in… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments Today in Major Union Fee Case

Posted in Employment Law, Unions
The United States Supreme Court hears oral argument today in a case that could reshape finances for public employee unions in 22 states, including California, where those unions are able to collect “agency fees” from non-member public employees to cover the costs of negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representation services. Two years ago, the Court… Continue Reading