Monday, January 7, 2013

Change: Obama's pro-union NLRB overturns 50-year precedent; requires companies to collect union dues on expired contracts...

Payback for union support...

Via Free Beacon:
The National Labor Relations Board unleashed a raft of precedent-busting, pro-union decisions soon after President Barack Obama’s reelection in November.

The board’s three Democratic appointees issued rulings that weakened checks on union power, including two high-profile decisions forcing employers to automatically deduct union dues from worker paychecks when contract agreements expire and limiting the ability of employees to exercise their Beck rights. [...]

The board overturned a 50-year precedent in a ruling that required companies to hand over employee wages to unions when collective bargaining agreements expire. Organized labor previously relied on voluntary dues from workers during negotiations. The ruling will enable unions to continue raking in forced dues throughout negotiations with employers. [...]

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