On Wednesday, August 29th sixty-two Local 5106 members came out to a general membership meeting to declare Union Solidarity. President Elizabeth Nulty explained to members the recent Janus decision and its potential to negatively affect the union movement.
The Supreme Court dealt a huge blow to working families, ruling 5-4 in the Janus v. AFSCME case. The U.S. Supreme Court turned their backs on workers to side with the wealthy and powerful who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars and who want to destroy our union and take away our ability to speak up for our patients and our professions.
The decision in Janus v. AFSCME overturned a precedent that for more than 40 years had recognized the ability of unions to collect “fair share” fees. This is an attempt to break HPAE, and every other union that provides a voice for workers in the workplace.
Our members responded by signing new member applications as a sign of commitment to the union and standing up proudly to say “I am sticking with my
We will fight against this attack by maintaining union solidarity and by committing to sign every new hire in the Bargaining unit to full union membership.
Here are some photos from the meeting: