P3B

Janus and Fair Share Fees

Over the last decade, a number of cases attacking the rights of public-sector union members have been quietly working their way through the courts and, finally, up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The most recent of these challenges is Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear on February 26. If the court rules for Janus, it will likely have the most significant impact on workers’ freedom to organize and bargain collectively in 70 years.
Janus is the third case to come before the Supreme Court in five years involving public-sector unions’ ability to collect “fair share” (or “agency”) fees. As this report will show, Janus, and the two fair share cases that preceded it, did not grow from an organic, grassroots challenge to union representation. Rather, the fair share cases are being financed by a small group of foundations with ties to the largest and most powerful corporate lobbies. These organizations and the policymakers they support have succeeded in advancing a policy agenda that weakens the bargaining power of workers. In Janus, these interests have focused their attack on public-sector workers—the workforce with the highest union density.
We examine the core group of organizations financing this litigation. By tracing the origins of these legal challenges, and explaining how the challenges target unions, we show that challenging fair share fees in the courts appears to be part of a broader billionaire-financed agenda to weaken unions and shift power away from ordinary workers.
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Sabbatical Application Deadline is Friday, February 23, 2018.

 

Please be advised that applications for a P3B SABBATICAL are due by Friday, February 23, 2018. 

Click here to download the P3B Sabbatical Application 

Please provide one copy of the application to your direct supervisor, and email one copy to Joanna James, Union Representative (jjames@csea760.com).

The applications which are clearly developed (typed, filling out all aspects of application), provide information about the program, demonstrate professional improvement designed to benefit the State, show initiative, and have supervisory support (including a letter if possible) will receive the most consideration.

If you have questions about the SABBATICAL OPPORTUNITY, please refer to Article 27 of your P3B Contract.  Members are eligible after seven years of continuous State service.

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2017 and 2018 P3B Council Meetings

P-3B COUNCIL, CSEA/SEIU Local 2001

 

Please mark the following dates in your calendar for the P3B Council Meetings this year.  Dinner at 5:00 p.m.; Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

P3B Council Meetings:           October 25, 2017.     November 15, 2017.    

February 21, 2018.     March 21, 2018.     June 13, 2018.

 

See csea.ct.com  P3B Council site for meeting agenda.

 

By this notice, and in accordance with P-3B By-laws, we are issuing the following call for nominations:

P3B Council Vice President.

P3B Council Secretary:

 

According to our P-3B By-laws, members elected to office will serve up to a two-year term.  Descriptions of officers’ responsibilities may be found in the P-3B By-Laws located on CSEA’s website at www.csea-ct.com/p3b.

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P3B Council Meeting

P3B Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Important opportunity for questions and answers about the P3B Contract and the tentative SEBAC Agreement

Light dinner starting at 5

Meeting starts at 5:30

Meetings will be held at CSEA’s Hartford Office:
760 Capitol Avenue,  Hartford CT, 06106

 

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P3B Council Meeting and Elections will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

P3B Council Meeting and Elections will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the CSEA Union Hall, 760 Capitol Ave, Hartford.

Please know that the P3B Elections and Council Meeting will now be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The elections/meeting date for September 7 had to be postponed.

Please plan to attend this important meeting on September 21. We will hold elections, then discuss the budget, public service cuts and layoffs.

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P3B Council Elections: Sept. 7, 2016 (New Date)

P-3B COUNCIL, CSEA/SEIU Local 2001

P3B Council Elections

July 13, 2016, 5:30 P.M.

New date:  Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:30 P.M.

 

NOMINATIONS:  Nominations were submitted to the P3B Council in accordance with the P3B Council Bylaws.  This nominations report has also been posted on the CSEA website (csea-ct.com).

P-3B bargaining unit elections and a Council meeting were scheduled for July 13, 2016.  Due to scheduling problems, we have rescheduled that meeting.  The elections will now be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at CSEA headquarters, 760 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.

By this notice, and in accordance with P-3B By-laws, the Nominating Committee hereby presents to the membership the list of nominees:

  • President (also automatic delegate to the CSEA Executive Council):             Roland Bishop
  • Vice President: No nomination
  • Treasurer Stephaine Darden
  • Secretary:             Pam Armstrong
  • CSEA Executive Council Alternate: Paula Dillon
  • McCusker Trustee Janet Brutcher

According to our P-3B By-laws, members elected to office will serve up to a two-year term concluding in 2018. Descriptions of Officers’ responsibilities may be found in the P-3B By-Laws located on CSEA’s website at www.csea-ct.com/p3b.

 

SAVE THE DATE

P3B Council Elections
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
—   5:30 p.m.  —
At CSEA Headquarters: 760 Capitol Ave. Hartford CT.  

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CT State Pension plans

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