Supreme Court to decide the Janus Case as early as June
The Facts About the Janus Case
A U.S. Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 threatens our union and all working families. This case, which will come before the Supreme Court in February, represents a huge threat to our union. As a member, you are critical to how we defend and protect our union and public services in the face o... Read More
The 2018 60 day “Short” Legislative Session began on January 8th with a 1 seat Senate Democratic Majority, the first in 5 years. Council 2’s endorsed candidate in the 45th District (Manka Dhingra) captured the seat by a whopping 10 point margin. This was by far the most expensive legislative race in state history with $8 million being spent.
It should be noted that... Read More
Thank you to all sponsors and participants from this year’s Scholarship Golf Tournament. This was our best fundraising ever, bringing in a little over $31,750. All proceeds from this event go directly to invest in the future of our members' children. This coming year (2018) we will be able to offer 4 additional $2,000 dependents Scholarships, for a total of 16!
Council 2 2018 scholarship a... Read More
The first major cutoff for most bills passed on March 8th. Senate Bills were supposed to be passed by the full Senate and House Bills were supposed to be passed by the full House. There are exceptions of course and any bills deemed “Necessary to Implement the Budget” (NTIB) are exempt from cutoff. Although some bills are technically dead, anything can be brought back to life as long as the Ses... Read More
Legislative Town Halls:
As we are about half way through the Legislative Session, several lawmakers are coming back home to hold Town Hall meetings with their constituents. They need to hear from Local Government Employees about funding the important work you do. As reported previously, Local Governments have been hamstrung by Tim Eyman’s arbitary cap of 1% on property taxes. Costs are goin... Read More
Two of our Union’s Priority Legislative issues need your help:1% Property Tax Cap & HB 1764
The bi partisan effort to scrap Tim Eyman’s arbitrary 1% cap on property tax had successful hearings but needs to be voted out of their fiscal Committees by this Friday.
Please contact the following Legislators with this message:
Arbitrary caps hamstring our ability to serve the needs of our citizen... Read More