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Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. 

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The case pits the right of public employees to band together and form effective unions to pursue the common interests of workers against the free speech rights of dissenting public employees to abstain from funding collective bargaining efforts with which they disagree.1 A decision by the Court against the teachers association could not only significantly weaken public sector unions, but also endanger the nation’s core democratic values.

A decision by the Court against the teachers association could not only significantly weaken public sector unions, but also endanger the nation’s core democratic values.

Read more by Richard D. Kahlenberg here.

January 11th, 2016

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SEIU members can support the families of those affected by last week’s attacks by making a financial donation to cover their needs as they deal with this tragic loss.

Our entire SEIU family is shocked by last week’s violence in San Bernardino. As you may know, several San Bernardino County workers were attending a holiday banquet at the Inland Regional Center when the attacks occurred.

If you are an SEIU member, you can contribute to the Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund. Please be aware that your contribution to the Local 721 Member and Family Support Fund is not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

December 8th, 2015

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Adjunct faculty are joining the global  day of action on Tuesday, November 10 in support of the Fight for $15. Strikes and demonstrations will take place in 270 cities. In Hartford, there will be a march starting at 3:45pm at the McDonald’s at 170 Washington Street and ending at the Legislative Office Building.

 

Following the march, Connecticut’s new, low-wage worker advisory panel will hear testimony from the public. The Wage Board will advise agencies on issues facing low-wage employees. The board’s listed tasks include recommending minimum wage rates needed for an “economically stable living standard” in Connecticut.

 

To find out additional information about our November 10 action, please contact Greg Jackson at greg@the4cs.org.

 

November 6th, 2015

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When working people join together to form a union, we win. Working folks speaking up together through a union not only raise wages, but also improve working conditions for everyone. Unions are the great counterweight to greedy corporate CEOs: strong unions mean a strong middle class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWtX3fHUJw4

 

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September 15th, 2015

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Excerpt taken from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernie-sanders/the-fight-for-voting-righ_b_7942850.html:

The Fight for Voting Rights Is Our Fight Today

Democratic candidate for President, US Senator from Vermont

Thursday, August 6 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This landmark piece of legislation was a milestone in the fight for civil rights and a great step forward in the advancement of our democracy. This important and popular law passed the House and Senate with the support of large majorities from both parties.

Unfortunately, some people would rather increase the power of the privileged few than defend voting rights. Right-wing groups like the Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have been promoting legislative proposals which make it harder for minorities to register and vote. Sadly, those proposals have had some success at the state level.

Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernie-sanders/the-fight-for-voting-righ_b_7942850.html.

August 6th, 2015

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