First Thursday, April 2016

Will discusses the impact of a divided Supreme Court’s Friedrichs decision upholding the constitutionality of “fair share,” and important decision on tattoo policy and impact bargaining out of Chicago, and more. Listen Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association Arbitrator Overturns Chicago PD’s Ban On Tattoos, Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7, No. 129-15-007 (Jacalyn Zimmerman, 2016) The FLSA, Comp Time, And Bargaining, Muttontown Police Benevolent Association, 49 PERB…

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First Thursday, February 2016

Will discusses three important news stories and three recent cases. LRIS would also like to introduce our Q&A hotline where podcast listeners can submit questions directly to Will. To leave a voice mail, call 503-836-5255. In addition to your question, please let Will know the state where you’re employed and whether you work in a collective bargaining environment. The Department of Labor’s new overtime rules. The latest on Friedichs…

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First Thursday, July 2015

Topics discussed in this month’s podcast include: Supreme Court To Hear Case Threatening Public Employee Unions, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association No Right For Non-Members To Vote On Contract, AFSCME Council 25 v. Yunkman, 2015 WL 3505668 (Mich. App. 2015) The Department of Labor Issues Draft FLSA Exemptions Regulation Health Care Cashback, Merit Pay Must Be Included In FLSA Overtime Rate, Callahan v. City of Sanger, 2015 WL 2455419…

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Unions Sue Illinois Governor Over Order Blocking “Fair Share” Dues

Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner’s executive order ending a requirement that state workers pay union dues even if they don’t want to join a union. Illinois AFL-CIO and 26 unions sued the Republican governor, saying the order he issued last month violates collective bargaining agreements and state labor law and that Rauner exceeded his constitutional authority. The lawsuit filed in district…

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Union Has No Obligation To Allow Fair Share Members To Vote On Contract

Melanie Stallings Williams and Demosthenes Andrew Halcoussis are professors at California State University, Northridge, and are members of the faculty bargaining unit represented by the California Faculty Association. The collective bargaining agreement has a “fair share” clause allowing individuals to be non-members of the Association if they pay to the Association a “fair share” assessment, also known as an “agency fee.” The agency fee amount is equal to the…

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