Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court Ruling May Crush Unions

Janus v AFSCME Supreme Court Ruling May Crush Unions

The Supreme Court is about to decide do you have to pay union dues if your workplace is unionized? When I worked at CBS and ABC, I had to. I was told, this is a union shop. You must pay up. But now the court may say for government workers, that’s unconstitutional. So unions are […]

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Why Teachers Unions Don’t Want School Choice

Why Teachers Unions Don’t Want School Choice

What if schools had to compete for students in the same way that businesses have to compete for customers? Would schools get better or worse? There’s no need to guess. In almost every state and city where there is competition today, educational outcomes improve – often dramatically. This competition is called school choice, and many […]

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1944, January 11 – FDR – Fireside chat #28 – State of the Union – closed captioned

1944, January 11 – FDR – Fireside chat #28 – State of the Union – closed captioned

VO: Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States. FDR: Ladies and gentlemen, today I sent my annual message to the Congress, as required by the Constitution. It has been my custom to deliver these annual messages in person, and they have been broadcast to the nation. I intended to follow this same custom […]

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Janus v. AFSCME: Can teachers unions be saved? | WHAT IF?

Janus v. AFSCME: Can teachers unions be saved? | WHAT IF?

In the spring of 2018, teachers unions had a wave of victories with a string of red state strikes, but summer brought a major defeat when the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that agency fees are unconstitutional. Before Janus, some states compelled non-union teachers to pay an agency fee to the union that […]

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Janus v. AFSCME: Union Fees & the First Amendment [SCOTUSbrief]

Janus v. AFSCME: Union Fees & the First Amendment [SCOTUSbrief]

The issue in this case are whether public sector union fees are constitutional. The parties to this case are Mark Janus, Child Support Specialist Employed by the State of Illinois, and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31, otherwise known as AFSCME Council 31, as well as various departments of the […]

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President Clinton marvels at Justice Ginsburg’s workout routine and her rise to “pop culture icon”

President Clinton marvels at Justice Ginsburg’s workout routine and her rise to “pop culture icon”

In every case, she offers an alternative and vision about how America ought to work for everybody, how it ought to be, how votes ought to be counted, not discarded, how districts should be fair. I could go on and on. There are seven or eight of those dissents but I just read every now […]

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Public Union: Public Enemy

Public Union: Public Enemy

How would you like to fund politicians with whom you strongly disagree? Not interested? How about if I… forced you? How would I do that? Well, what if I said: if you don’t pay, you lose your job. For decades millions of state and local government workers – police, firefighters, teachers, and others – have […]

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Travel Ban Goes Into Effect Today

HOME ON DRAGON ABOUT 4:00. THE VICTIM IS A MAN IN HIS 50s WHO SUFFERS SERIOUS BURNS. APPARENTLY NO ONE ELSE WAS INJURED. PART OF PRESIDENT TRUMPS ADVISED TRAVEL BAN IS GOING INTO EFFECT TODAY. SHARON: THEY NOW HAD TO MEET NEW REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER THE U.S. KARA FINNSTROM IS LIVE WITH THE DETAILS ON […]

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