AFT LOCAL 943 JOINS MARCH FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS
Apr 03, 2018
943 joined hundreds of other union members from the IFT, IEA, AFSCME and many others as they took to the streets marching around the Thompson Center.
The rally protested the US Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which is an attempt to weaken unions and make it more difficult for middle-class Americans to join together and advocate for themselves. Funded by wealthy right-wing donors and supported by Governor Rauner, this case is attempting to ban the union’s ability to collect fair share fees for those employees who choose not to become full union members. These fees are a long-established practice which has been reaffirmed as Constitutional for more than 40 years.