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Putting the Compensation of the Leaders of National Unions in a Meaningful Context

The Taxable Compensation of the Presidents of the Largest Unions in the U.S.:

In February 2014, the National Review published an article by Jim Geraghty titled “America’s Richest 2%: Union Presidents.” That article included the following paragraphs, heavily slanted to make the salaries sound outrageously disproportionate to what anyone in such leadership positions should be earning: 1,563 more words


A Democratic Scott Walker?

Last week I posted an item reporting on the bargaining efforts of two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliated faculty unions, the California Faculty Association (CFA) in the California State University system and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC) in the City University of New York.  1,512 more words






Public-sector unions have been on constitutional life support for years—and this term, the court’s conservatives may finally pull the plug. In June, the court agreed to hear a case called… 525 more words

Precarious Employment (Post #7): Collective Bargaining with the Ministry of Education and its School Boards (K-12)

Welcome readers: These precarious employment posts are a series.  I recommend starting with post #1.  These postings are excerpts from my paper on Precarious Employment in Public Education… 2,840 more words

Collective Bargaining

Guest Post: A Further Observation about Justice Scalia and Friedrichs

Catherine Fisk is Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine.

Given Justice Scalia’s consistent view that public employees have minimal free speech rights, doctrinal consistency should require him to reject the First Amendment challenge to union fair share fees in… 785 more words

On Labor

PS fighting for respect in election, not sick leave

Canada’s public servants won’t buy Conservative leader Stephen Harper’s last-minute love letter to them because respect and the ability to do their jobs — not sick leave benefits and pensions — are what they are fighting for in this election. 700 more words


A look at what public sector unions want with big protest planned for Saturday

QUEBEC — Thousands of workers from a coalition of public sector unions will take to the streets Saturday in Montreal, in what they promise will be a massive demonstration against the Couillard government’s latest contract offers. 788 more words