Daily Archives: 1, October 7, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court will hear union dues case

U.S. Supreme Court will hear union dues case

Public sector labor groups react with anger

Rick Karlin, Times Union

Updated 6:00 pm, Thursday, September 28, 2017

ALBANY — Unions including the New York State United Teachers and the AFL-CIO reacted angrily Thursday to news that the U.S. Supreme Court will revisit a case that could decide whether public sector labor groups can collect fees from workers they represent but who are not members.

The case, Janus v. AFSCME, challenges the federal agency fee provisions that allow public sector unions in 22 states, including New York, to mandate that represented individuals pay fees rather than dues if they don’t want to join the applicable union. Continue reading

Pelosi: illegal immigrants ‘did a great thing for our country’ by bringing their DACA kids here

By Robert Laurie——Previous ArticlesSeptember 21, 2017

They broke our laws, entered the country illegally, in most cases use falsified documents or stolen social security numbers to obtain housing and employment, and created an immigration crisis that’s currently dividing the nation.  But ignore all that.  According to Nancy Pelosi, they’ve done us a huge favor!

You see, illegal immigrants brought their kids here – you’ll know them better as “dreamers” – and they’re just wonderful. If it wasn’t for their illegal-immigrant parents, DACA recipients wouldn’t be here, so Pelosi is grateful to illegal parents.

As she puts it, they “did a great thing for our country” by violating U.S. borders: Continue reading