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Janus Case: Why Public Unions are Being Targeted

From 2/15/2018 email to PSU members:

Last week we introduced the Janus case and this week we’ll dig a little deeper into why public sector unions are being targeted.  This is extremely important and will only take a couple of minutes to read, so please do. 

So, why are public sector unions being targeted now?

Here are three main reasons:

1.  This is part of a long-term war on labor, which is well documented in many places and the results of which are seen here:

PSU Boston Critical Issues Building Meetings

The Professional Staff Union (PSU) hosted nine meetings at different locations throughout the UMass Boston campus between November 17 and December 15th to engage with our members on critical issues: layoffs, contract  negotiations, the Janus decision / All In campaign; and our One Person / One Job campaign.  Please review the materials from these meetings, which are linked below.

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PSU Layoff, Workload & Budget Battle Brown Bags - Boston

We are scheduling lunch-time brown bag meetings around campus for discussions about layoffs, workload, and the ongoing budget battle.  While each meeting is intended for the folks who work in the listed buildings, all members are welcome at any meeting--please come to whichever one fits into your schedule!  Bring your lunch, beverage, co-workers and questions, and we'll provide light snacks. 

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SaveUMB petitions

 

Say NO to closing the Early Learning Center!

Say NO to more cuts from the bottom!

 

If you too think that the solution to UMB's budget crisis does NOT lie in laying off our lowest paid employees and eliminating services needed by students, staff and faculty, then please do these four things:

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