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Unions at Work: Massachusetts Anti-Janus Push Nearing Success

July 2, 2019, 10:31 AM

Keep up to date with a roundup every Tuesday of union initiatives, bargaining developments, leadership changes, and other labor news.

Massachusetts Aims to Counter Janus

A Massachusetts bill (S. 2273) that would allow public-sector unions to charge nonmembers for services provided on their behalf was approved by the state Senate on June 27. The vote was 38-1.

The House approved a similar bill (H. 3854) June 5 by a tally of 155-1. The bills are a response to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which said public employees can’t be forced ...