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Which California state worker unions gained members after Supreme Court’s Janus ruling?

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Sacramento Mayor Darrel Steinberg, a former union attorney, rallied SEIU 1000 members at an event timed to the Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court case.
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Sacramento Mayor Darrel Steinberg, a former union attorney, rallied SEIU 1000 members at an event timed to the Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court case.

The unions that represent California state employees defied expectations over the summer and notched a slight increase in total membership after the Supreme Court in June handed down a ruling that dealt them a serious financial blow.

Check out our story here to learn more about how unions are faring since the ruling.

Labor organizations with new contracts and public safety unions tended to gain members since the court’s decision in Janus vs. AFSCME.

Here’s a look at how membership changed over the summer for each state worker union, according to records maintained by the State Controller’s Office:

SEIU Local 1000

June membership: 58,745

August membership: 56,639

CASE (State attorneys and administrative judges)

June membership: 2,034

August membership: 2,368

CAHP (Highway Patrol)

June membership: 6,243

August membership: 6,170

CCPOA (Correctional officers)

June membership: 24,412

August membership: 25,967

CSLEA (Law enforcement)

June membership: 5,364

August membership: 5,299

Cal Fire Local 2881

June membership: 5,411

August membership: 5,899

PECG (Engineers)

June membership: 8,329

August membership: 8,677

CAPS (Scientists)

June membership: 2,218

August membership: 2,266

IUOE Local 12 (Maintenance)

June membership: 6,862

August membership: 6,825

IUOE Local 39 (Stationary engineers)

June membership: 711

August membership: 629

Union of American Physicians and Dentists

June membership: 1,039

August membership: 1,021

California Association of Psychiatric Technicians

June membership: 5,586

August membership: 5,566

AFSCME

June membership: 4,148

August membership: 4,084

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