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Oregon fish and wildlife employee files federal lawsuit over union fees

An employee at Oregon’s fish and wildlife agency is suing the state and its largest public employee union, arguing that by forcing her to pay dues they are violating her First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. 12 more words

The Oregonian

Wife of Oregon lawmaker sues union

The wife of an Oregon lawmaker has filed a lawsuit against the state’s largest union, joining a national push by an anti-union group to let workers avoid paying fees to unions where they work. 7 more words

The Register-Guard

A Fish And Wildlife Employee Is Suing Oregon Over Union Dues

In the national tug-of-war over public employee unions, Debora Nearman presents an interesting case.

The Independence, Oregon, woman is an employee of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, and so is represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 503, which negotiates the contract that dictates how much Nearman is paid. 12 more words

OPB - Oregon Public Broadcasting

Proposal to slash special ed stuns Cambridge-Isanti parents, staff

Paraprofessionals in the Cambridge-Isanti Schools are mounting a last-ditch fight for their jobs and the special education students they serve after the district unexpectedly revealed plans Friday to slash staffing by 25 percent. 405 more words

Union Events

Adjuncts at Nazareth College Declare Intent to Form Union

by Love and Rage Team / NY – Labor

PITTSFORD, NY – A total of 54 adjunct professors at Nazareth College, a private, religious institution in the Rochester suburbs, have announced their decision to go forward with forming a union for all non-tenure track faculty. 937 more words

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Jesse Paggen: We can emerge stronger after Janus – and we must

As a union member with SEIU Local 284 in the Sartell schools, being in a union means having a voice to be heard as a group – even a family – so we can get what we so rightfully deserve. 594 more words

Labor Voices

Public records transparency eroded with SEIU appointment

Gov. Kate Brown thinks Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 503 should be a leading voice on the state’s Public Records Advisory Council, which is charged with improving transparency in the state’s public records laws – which should tell Oregonians all they need to know about how seriously she’s taking this process. 8 more words

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