Union Dues

A federal judge denied California state workers’ bid to claw back union fees they paid prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, ruling Thursday the union and state acted in good faith by withholding the dues in accordance with state and federal law at the time.

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VW’s Lone U.S. Plant Narrowly Rejects Union Representation

Of the workers eligible to vote, 1,609 cast secret paper ballots that asked whether or not they wanted the United Auto Workers to represent them, according to a statement by VW. The results came down to a difference of 57 votes: 776 Volkswagen employees approved of the union but 833 did not.

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It Was a Bernie Crowd at Last Day of California Convention

The California Democratic Convention held in downtown San Francisco over the weekend demonstrated the state’s fiercely held progressive values throughout, but no more so on Sunday as Bernie Sanders was showered with boisterous cheers, whereas little known Rep. John Delaney from Maryland was all but booed off the stage as he presented himself as a moderate.

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