Top 10 facts on labor policy in Illinois

Illinois Policy Institute

Unions are often presented as the plucky defenders of the working man or woman, whose only interest is seeing that workers get a fair shake on the job. But in reality, unions are well financed and powerful.

Court spoke; did Albany listen?

By Kenneth Girardin, empirecenter.org

Is New York State abiding by the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn, which said that union fees cannot be collected from government-subsidized daycare providers who are not “full-fledged” public employees?

Labor Board Declines To Overrule Favorable Union Beck Notice Precedent

By Chad P. Richter, Philip B. Rosen and Howard M. Bloom, Mondaq.com

A union fulfilled its “Beck” notice obligations to a new employee even though it failed to disclose the “reduced fees and dues” for which the employee would be responsible by refusing to become a member under a union security clause at the same time it first informed the employee of his obligations under the clause, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled. United Food & Commercial Workers Local 700, 361 NLRB No. 39 (Sept. 10, 2014). In a 3-2 decision, the Board dismissed the NLRB General Counsel’s complaint against the union.

UAW accused of rejecting worker’s attempt to quit union

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

The United Auto Workers refused to allow a Michigan member to resign her union membership, according to a legal complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. That constitutes a challenge to the state’s new right to work law, which forbids workers from being obligated to join or otherwise support labor unions.