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Supreme Court Hears Case that Could Drastically Impact Unions

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in a case on January 11, 2016, that could forever change the way labor unions do business.

The  case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers’ Association (CTA) is a potentially ominous development for public sector unions and unions in general. While many are decreeing this case as the death of labor unions, or at least as they have been known in the past, it’s too early in the ballgame to declare unions as “dead.”     Read More

New York Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All New Yorkers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced recently that he would unilaterally establish a $15 minimum wage for all state workers, making New York the first state to set such a high wage for its public employees.

The increase will place the pay of New York’s state employees far ahead of the current minimum wage in other states, and positions Cuomo at the vanguard of a national movement to address stagnant pay for millions of American workers.    Read More