Union Dues Checkoff: Update from NLRB

A recent Memorandum issued by  the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)  (GC 19-04, February 22, 2019), discusses issues  of importance to all employers and in particular to employers that have union contracts that provide for … Continue reading

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Union Agency Fees & Lobbying

In the 27 right to work states, currently in the country, union nonmembers may not be required to pay  fees to private sector unions as a condition to obtain or retain employment. In the rest of the states  – union security … Continue reading

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Extraction of Agency Fees from Non-Consenting Public Employees is Unconstitutional

In Janus v AFSCME , U.S. No. 16-1466, the Supreme Court held on June 27, 2018 that  States and public sector unions  may no longer extract agency fees from non-consenting employees. Such extractions violate the employees’ First Amendment  right to … Continue reading

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Unilaterally Imposed Restrictions on Employees Right to Revoke Union Dues Deduction Authorizations (Checkoff) are Unlawful

On May 8, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, by a unanimous panel, upheld the NLRB decision that restrictions imposed unilaterally by an IBEW local union on employees right to revoke union dues checkoff authorizations were unlawful. See Local … Continue reading

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Workplace Word: The U.S. Supreme Court and the “Fate of the Union”

Check out the latest edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Workplace Word – see here. This edition explores the recent oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning whether nonunion employees working in the public sector should have to pay partial … Continue reading

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