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.

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.

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.

A little-known fact about union dues

By Chris Woodward, One News Now

James Sherk, senior policy analyst in labor economics for The Heritage Foundation, says one thing many workers and even union members do not know is just how “left-wing” most major unions are on social issues.

Macy’s Workers Win Labor Ruling

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

A group of cosmetics and fragrances workers at a Macy’s M +0.44% store in Massachusetts are a big enough lot to try to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board decided in a ruling that could advance organized labor’s quest to unionize subsets of workers in varied industries.