UMWA Anti-Coal Mining Union Bosses

By Don Loos, National Right to Work Committee

Is the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) representing mine workers at all? West Virginia needs a Right to Work Law so that the remaining working miners can stop being forced to support these anti-coal mining union bosses.

Lawsuit challenges teachers’ compulsory dues

By John Fensterwald, edsource.org

Vergara v. State of California, threatening teacher protection laws in California, has consumed the attention of the California Teachers Association. But another lawsuit working its way through the courts is striking at the core of the CTA’s power: its authority to automatically deduct hundreds of millions of dollars a year in dues from the paychecks of both members and non-members.

NLRB Declines to Expand Beck Obligations; Figures Not Required in Initial Union Notices

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA

Declining to modify its “established rule” on the rights of union dues objectors, the National Labor Relations Board 3-2 held Sept. 10 a United Food and Commercial Workers local fulfilled its statutory duty by informing a new employee she could satisfy a union-security clause without becoming a union member, although the union did not specify the fees and expenses she would be responsible to pay.