Janus vs. AFSCME, a case designed to strip unions of their members, their treasuries and their power, is working its way through the courts. It is expected to come before the Supreme Court next year. The Janus case and the Gorsuch appointment are the culmination of a decades-long attack on unions and workers’ rights. The PSC is strong after years of contract and budget campaigns; we’re organizing in the workplace to strengthen every member’s connection and commitment to the union. Make a public commitment to support the PSC.
Fourteen of the PSC’s chapters are currently electing officers this spring, along with delegates and alternates to the PSC Delegate Assembly and members of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. Balloting will end on Thursday, April 27. Ballots in uncontested elections must be received at the PSC office by 5:00 pm on April 27, 2017. Those in contested elections are due at the office of the designated ballot-counting organization by 5:00 pm on April 27, 2017. All ballots will be counted at 10:00 am on April 28, 2017.
The New York State constitutional convention is sometimes affectionately referred to as a “Con-Con.” But public-sector unions know that it’s actually just a plain old con job.
There’s a vote this fall on whether the state should hold a constitutional convention. Unions say “no,” in order to protect workers’ rights and public education.