The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next month in a case that could dramatically curb the power of public-sector unions — especially in New York.
New York’s government unions could lose up to $110 million a year depending on the outcome of an upcoming Supreme Court case that is fighting automatic union due deductions, according to a study released Tuesday.
For thousands of state and municipal employees, this coming June will mark more than the end of the legislative session. It will also likely bring a decision in a closely watched U.S. Supreme Court case that could forever change the face of public employee unions in New York and nationwide.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, and the stakes couldn’t be higher for New York’s politically powerful public-sector unions.
New York’s property tax cap has survived a legal challenge from the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for the second time in six months.
The complete 2014 New York state government payroll is now posted on SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s government spending transparency website.
The Empire Center for Public Policy is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit initiated by New York City firefighter unions in an attempt to block the release of pension recipients’ names alongside individual pension benefit amounts.
Public-sector labor unions dodged a bullet Monday when the US Supreme Court refrained from overturning laws that force government employees in many states to pay fees to unions they don’t want to join.