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  • Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case

    Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case
    WASHINGTON — The future of public-sector labor unions may rest with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court debated whether teachers and other public employees should continue to be required to pay union fees, even if...
  • Civil servants and Social Security taxes

    This post has been updated. See below for details. Amid the news coverage of Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing, Michael thought he heard something about public-sector workers there not paying Social Security taxes. What's up with that? Aren't all...
  • Trampling the rights of teachers

     Trampling the rights of teachers
    The heroic effort of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2011 to rein in public employee unions has started to produce results. One of Walker's reforms required a majority of members to vote each year to certify the union as its representative. Since that...
  • Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.

    Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.
    Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
  • Thumbs Up, Down

    Thumbs down on Major League Baseball for starting so many playoff and World Series games after 8 p.m., too late for children — the audience of tomorrow — to watch more than a couple of innings. Baseball survives despite the people who run it....
  • Airport shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA

    Airport shooting comes amid mounting aversion to the TSA
    WASHINGTON — The killing of a TSA screener in Los Angeles is symptomatic of a growing antipathy toward government workers and TSA personnel in particular, experts said Saturday. Specialists on hate crimes and union officials decried what they said...
  • Obamacare supporters, critics united against requirement for Congress, staff

    Obamacare supporters, critics united against requirement for Congress, staff
    During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage. But when a key part of the law takes effect in January, the ones who...
  • Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

    Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it
    Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce. For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
  • Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions

    Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions
    The Supreme Court will hear a 1st Amendment case this week involving Chicago-area in-home care providers that could end up dealing a major blow to public-sector labor unions. Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut and other states have long used...
  • Caregivers Have A Right To Reject Union

    The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party'...
  • Why public employees should have the right to strike

    It would take a finely tuned instrument to measure the speed with which a strike by public employees is followed by politicians calling for a ban on this fundamental right of organized labor. Sure enough, the ink wasn't dry on the settlement ending the...