Sunday, July 1, 2018

Janus v. AFSCME: What Is It About?

Calvin, Beatrice. (July 2018) Janus v. AFSCME: What Is It About? Library Worklife. http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/2018/07/10/janus-v-afscme-what-is-it-about/



The decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case effectively makes all states right to work states. The ruling has led to numerous discussions across the nation. No matter the profession, people appear to fall on both sides of the debate. Some are pleased with the decision. Others are not. It’s no surprise then, that people are on both sides of the controversy within the library profession as well.  In fact, there are robust discussions taking place on ALA’s online member community, ALA Connect.  Login to ALA Connect to read and/or join the discussions.
I’m sure the court’s ruling will not end the union debate. Watch for upcoming issues of Library Worklife Newsletter and American Libraries magazine for updates. More information will be forthcoming about the impact this decision will have on library workers covered by unions.
Resources
Department for Professional Employees (DPE)
Includes a section on the Union Difference for Library Workers

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