Compulsory Unionism Drives Away Breadwinners

National Right to Work Committee

Because, as a group, they already have plenty of work experience, but are still able to put in a lot of hours on the job, the 84.2 million Americans who were aged 35-54 in 2013 are commonly characterized by economists as being in their “peak earning years.”

Labor Board Declines to Overrule Favorable Union Beck Notice Precedent

National Law Review

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.

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.