Fairness of the service fee explained

Posted on Aug 30, 2015

Published in the August 27, 2015 Santa Maria Times. In a recent commentary, I noted that a pending U.S. Supreme Court case, Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association, posed a significant threat to public employee unions both locally and nationwide. If the court decides in favor of the plaintiffs, what is known as the agency or service fee paid by non-union members could disappear, delivering a crippling blow to the ability of public-sector...

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Santa Maria Labor Day Picnic

Posted on Aug 27, 2015

On September 7 the Part-Time Faculty Association, working in collaboration with the United Domestic Workers Local 3930, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770, Laborers Local 220, the Tri Counties Central Labor Council and the Service Employees International Union Local 721, will be hosting the Second Annual Santa Maria Valley Union Picnic. The event will take place at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, located at 1000 W. Foster Road. Gates...

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