Local 1600 Officers and Members Recommit to the Union

Local 1600 has launched a campaign to get its almost 5,000 members to recommit to the union. This is in preparation for a Supreme Court case that threatens to remove the union’s fair share dues. Recommitting is necessary in order to ensure the union is able to maintain its operations and continue fighting for its members–despite the political atmosphere. Local 1600 officers, chapter chairs, and delegates were the first to recommit to the union by signing their new membership forms at the last House of Delegates meeting.

What is a “recommit campaign?”

Due to the current and potential political climate, unions are under attack now more than ever. Several court cases have been brought before the Supreme Court in the past, attempting to strip unions of their fair share dues–or non-member dues. Though we have been fortunate in the past, the Janus vs. AFSCME case seems likely to strike a devastating blow to unions. In preparation for this, Local 1600 is reaching out to every-single-one of its members to make sure their information is up-to-date and every member has a new union card on file. This will safeguard the union against the backlash of the Janus vs. AFSCME court decision and help us protect our members for whatever comes down the road.

What can I do?

Recommit! Reach out to your friends, family, and colleagues and encourage them to recommit to the union.

We encourage everyone to sign a new membership form. We are stronger together and only by staying together can we combat those seeking to destroy unions. Reach out to your chapter chairs and sign your new membership card today!

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