Folks our election of President Trump will have major ramifications on Government Unions. The UFT (United Federation of Teachers) is one of the most powerful unions in our country. They are the union for teachers, paras, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses and secretaries within the NYCDOE. They have close to 187K active members. They and every other government union were praying for HRC because she would have appointed a liberal justice to the SC. That would have been their utopia because the appointment of Justice Gorsuch is going to be their greatest nightmare.
Their political lobbying power will be destroyed once and for all. Democrats realize it as well.
From the article linked above:
The United Federation of Teachers is drafting plans to dramatically slash its $182 million budget — anticipating a Supreme Court ruling that would bar mandatory deduction of union dues from government workers’ paychecks to support union activities, The Post has learned.
The ruling could deliver a severe blow to union budgets by reducing membership and revenues by millions of dollars.
The 187,000-member UFT collects $56 twice monthly from each teacher’s paycheck via automatic payroll deductions.
If the Supreme Court rules against government employee unions, membership and dues revenues would likely plummet by 20 percent to 30 percent, labor sources said. The union would have to get written consent directly from teachers to collect dues from them.
The UFT is a massive, far-flung enterprise with a $42 million payroll that includes more than 700 members paid to perform full-time or part-time union duties.
The budget also includes millions of dollars in spending to law firms and media and political consultants to advance the union’s collective-bargaining strategy and broader agenda. Millions more are spent on catered events, conventions and donations to allied groups, including the NAACP, New York Communities for Change and The Black Institute.
Supreme Court justices last year deadlocked 4-4 on a union-shop dues case called Friedrichs v. the California Teachers Association.
The court lacked a tie-breaking vote because of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, but Justice Neil Gorsuch this year replaced Scalia.
A new case on union dues collection, Janus v. AFSCME, is expected to land soon on the Supreme Court docket.