Unions Ending Forced-Dues Collection of Home Healthcare Workers

Following Supreme Court ruling, SEIU local in Washington state stops deducting dues from non-members
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The Supreme Court ruling that freed home healthcare workers from coercive unionization in Illinois has led to unions ceasing automatic deduction of union dues from non-members in other states.

Bill de Blasio’s Potential Conflict of Interest

Nonprofit headed by former aides receives donation from teachers union as contract negotiations occur
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s contract negotiations with a teachers union in May have been criticized for a potential conflict of interest.

American Federation of Communists

Pro-communist literature handed out at AFT conference
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Communist pamphleteers are using the American Federation of Teachers annual convention as a recruiting ground, according to a new video.

UAW Continues Unionization Efforts at Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee

Union had agreed to cease organization efforts for one year
Workers assemble Volkswagen Passat sedans at the VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. / AP

The UAW broke its pledge to cease organizing activity at the Chattanooga auto plant that rejected unionization, announcing on Thursday afternoon that it would form a voluntary union for factory workers.

Workers at the Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected the labor giant’s bid to form the first auto union in the right to work state in February. The union signed a neutrality agreement with the German auto manufacturer that gave organizers an advantage during its campaign.

Pennsylvania School Bus Drivers Cut Ties with Local Union

Union to lose out on dues from drivers employed by district
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School bus drivers in Pennsylvania may have dealt a deep financial blow to a local union after voting overwhelmingly to cut ties.

Nearly 90 percent of drivers from the Gateway School District voted to withdraw from Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1729 in a June 27 secret ballot election. The vote means that the union will lose out on dues money from the 105 drivers employed by the district.