Skip to comments.SEIU 1000 email to members regarding today's USSC decision
Posted on 06/27/2018 10:14:06 AM PDT by MeganC
From an email:
Dear SEIU Local 1000 Members:
Today the Supreme Court issued the long-awaited decision in the case of Janus vs. AFSCME. As expected, we witnessed the highest legal authority in the United States disregard 40 years of their own legal precedents protecting workers rights and instead choose to continue to erode unions.
The Janus vs. AFSCME case was argued by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation a group whose sole purpose is to break unions. This case, like many others, is supported and funded by billionaires and corporations who began the Right to Work movement. These groups aim to strip workers rights, suppress wages and ship jobs overseas to maximize their personal profits.
While these special interest groups may be celebrating today, they are underestimating the strength of our union. Thousands of our members have already made the choice to stand with their coworkers and choose our union because they understand that standing together strengthens our ability to negotiate good contracts, fight for higher wages, defend our members rights and protect our hard-earned pensions.
Next year we head into bargaining with the state. During our last collective bargaining, we negotiated the largest contact in the history of the State of California. Our contract included an across the board 11.5% pay increase and a $2,500 bonus. Together we won a host of working condition benefits like a pathway to end mandatory overtime, increased opportunities for upward mobility and mechanisms to address discrepancies in the cost of living throughout our state.
These victories were the result of a strong, active membership and the work of thousands of members and leaders who stood strong in the face of adversity to fight for their families.
Our unprecedented wins at SEIU Local 1000 are in sharp contrast to what weve seen in places like Wisconsin, where the state workers contract went from 397 pages to 4 after the passage of anti-union legislation. Since 2010, Wisconsin has seen the largest middle-class decline of any state, with public employees receiving only a 2% salary increase and health contributions reducing employees take-home pay by up to 12%.
Across the country, workers in Right to Work states make on average $6100 less a year, the poverty rate is higher, more people are uninsured and workers are 49% more likely to die on the job.
We know that when we choose our union, we choose a strong contract, we choose to fight for our hard-earned pensions, and we choose to build the power and strength of SEIU Local 1000. Our eyes are wide open to what this case is about. If the billionaires who funded it think they can defeat us, they are sadly mistaken. We have been under attack for decades, yet we continue to grow stronger. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and I look forward to what SEIU Local 1000 will continue to build for our members and all Californians.
In Solidarity, Yvonne R. Walker President SEIU Local 1000
SEIU is the new ACORN. They are in power because of the OBAMSTER.
Whistling past the graveyard
Poverty rate higher? California has highest poverty rate in the country.
You can sense the fear coming from the public union thugs.
They are quickly going into their death throes ...
Interesting, they do not state, as per the SCOTUS decision, that these union members must opt-in. Do they assume that as they are already employed, already union members (forced or voluntary), that they need to do nothing? I sure hope that they, or rather, the public agencies, have to ask each worker if they want to continue or discontinue paying to the union.
SEIU, Correctional Officer, Nurses, Teachers own California government.
This statement is erroneous and should read, ". . . the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation - a group whose purpose is to secure individual freedom of choice rights for workers.
Is OBAMSTER a word formed from OBAMA HAMSTER? But I thought it was gerbils that the gays preferred. Shouldn’t the correct word be OBAMBIL?
That is still 2% more than the average private sector employee received before the Trump Tax relief law was passed.
Next on the agenda is to break SEIU.
SEIU is ACORN, and always has been.
If the Unions are so great, wouldn’t everyone be lining up to get in?
Id coast on the union from outside of the union.
Cornered rats are going to get nasty.
Someone here recently posted an article or case study on what happened when Indiana made public unions voluntary and took away their mandatory membership requirement.
It basically made the Democrat party extinct in the state.
I mean you knew they were going to go apespit over this because their days are numbered. Youll see a 50% drop inside 3 years for many of the worst government unions in respective cities and states.
It will start with a trickle, 7-10% this year, 15-25% the first measured full year then the balance in year 3.
The political donations will dry up for the next Presidential cycle as theyll be fighting for their lives against the perception that theyre nothing but communists.
Its quite a beautiful thing really.
Do you notice that theyre blaming billionaires and corporations for the defeat of public unions instead of the tax payers who pay for all of this?
OBAMSTER is easier to pronounce. Besides there are gays who happen to be such big assholes, the hamster is a better fit.
I once belonged to AFSCME when I worked for the State of Iowa.
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