Political Action Updates

  • Replace APPR with Local Control of Teacher Evaluations!

    04.30.2018/Political Action
    Take action now. Click here to fax your State Senator a letter asking them to replace APPR with local control.
  • Week 8: Who is the Enemy and What are their Tactics?

    04.27.2018/Political Action
    The Freedom Foundation is the main enemy that anti-union forces will use to spread their message. Their efforts center on public policy research and advocacy in the areas of state budget and tax policies, labor, welfare, health...
  • Week 7: What has the Union Done for Me?

    04.12.2018/Political Action
    That's the question anti-union billionaires like the Koch brothers will be urging you to ask yourself if the Supreme Court rules against unions in the Janus case and declares Fair Share representation fees to be unconstitutional...
  • Alacantra Bill trumps Janus

    04.11.2018/Political Action
      While New York may not be able to stop the Janus case, they are taking steps to lessen the impact on local unions. As part of the recent New York State budget, the state passed a number of reforms that will help to stabilize...
  • Week 6: Janus v. AFSCME Fact Sheet

    04.05.2018/Political Action
    Essential Questions to Ask:Without a certain level of membership, how will you enforce your contract? Will the District take any grievance seriously or even bother to come to the table with you? Without the dues, how do you...
  • Week 5: Talking Points for Talking Union

    03.29.2018/Political Action
    This week, our Political Action Committee has provided some talking points that you can use when you are talking to your co-workers, friends, and family about the importance of sticking with our union. In these talking points,...
  • The Union Pay Advantage

    03.23.2018/Political Action
    Average Teacher Salaries in Right-to-Work States vs. Fair Share States* RTW States Average Teacher Fair Share States* Average Teacher   Salary(2015)   Salary (2015) Alabama $47,949 Alaska $65,468...
  • Week 3: Fair Share Fees

    03.15.2018/Political Action
    This week, our Political Action Committee takes a look at the crux of the Janus case, fair share fees, and why they are so important to a local union like the BSCTA.  As they note below, if the court rules in Janus' favor, the...
  • Janus Timeline

    03.08.2018/Political Action
      What is the basic issue before the Supreme Court in Janus?  Should Abood v. Detroit Board of Education be overruled and public-sector "agency shop" arrangements be invalidated under the First Amendment? Janus asked the...
  • Meet Mark Janus

    02.28.2018/Political Action
    Background: Janus v. AFSCME Council 31: Janus v. AFSCME began as a political scheme by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who shortly after taking office issued an executive order and filed a lawsuit trying to ban fair-share fees. This...
  • Nothing Has Changed

    01.23.2018/Political Action
    It is once again time to think about opt out. Below is the letter, in English and Spanish, along with some information about opt out.
  • Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention

    11.07.2017/Political Action
    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle */ In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That...

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