Dozens of leaders from metro area public sector unions gathered Friday morning to strategize local response to this week’s Supreme Court Janus ruling. Participants agreed that one-on-one meetings with all members is critical to building support for unions as anti-union forces launch efforts to get members to opt out. New hire orientations are also a key strategic tool for getting co-workers to join and building union power. Participating organizations included AFGE, AFSCME, AFT, ASASP, ATU, NAGE, NEA, SEIU 400, Teamsters, UFCW 1994/MCGEO, and DC Jobs with Justice.
- photo: Teamster 639's Tommy Ratliff (left) was among those posting ideas for growing membership post- Janus; report/photo by Kathleen McKirchy