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One-Year Membership Period Does Not Violate Janus

Local 668 of the Service Employees International Union, Local 668 represents approximately 130 non-supervisory employees of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The collective bargaining agreement between Local 668 and the County provides that members of the Local may resign from the Union during a period of 15 days prior to the expiration of the contract. When he was hired in 2006, Francisco Molina signed a dues deduction authorization form instructing the…

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Not Unreasonable For FOP To Deny Legal Coverage

Gerald Ferreyra is a United States Park Police Officer in Washington, D.C. In the early morning hours of May 29, 2009, while off duty, Ferreyra was arrested for assaulting a taxi cab driver. The incident started when a taxi driver was sitting inside his cab at a red light at an intersection. Ferreyra approached the taxi and kicked it, then tried to open the passenger door while yelling a…

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Alaska Court Finds Union-Member Privilege

Russell Peterson began working for the Alaska Department of Labor in 2007. He became a member of the Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA). In 2009 he requested service time credit for a previous period of employment with the State; while investigating his request the State discovered Peterson’s 2007 job application did not disclose a previous felony. The State subsequently terminated Peterson’s employment. Peterson filed a grievance under ASEA’s collective…

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Firefighter Union Members Potentially Subject To Fines For ‘Dual Unionism’

Prior to 2005, employees of the Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust (MAST) in Missouri were represented by Local I-34 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). In 2005, the IAFF President ordered the merger of Local I-34 into Local 42. The merger resulted in litigation that led to a court-ordered settlement. Employees of MAST were told they had the option to be “nonmembers” of the union, but would still…

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