Related to: Union Dues

7th Circuit Court Invalidates Wisconsin’s 30-Day Dues Deduction Revocation Law

On September 13, 2018, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in International Association of Machinists District 10 and Local Lodge 873 v. Allen, holding Wisconsin could not shorten the one-year irrevocable period for dues-checkoff authorizations imposed by federal law. This decision affirms an earlier United States District Court decision out of the Western…

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Janus v AFSCME

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Janus v. AFSCME Agency Fee Case

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Janus v. American Federation, et al., concluding that public sector employees cannot be required to pay so-called “fair share” union fees. This decision is likely to cause a significant decrease in union revenue and may result in further decline of union membership. The petitioner in…

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Wisconsin Budget Bill Creates New Standard for Union Organizing

Under Act 10, public sector unions must recertify annually by obtaining the support of at least 51% of all employees within the bargaining unit. If the union fails to receive such support, it will be decertified and one full year must pass prior to any union attempt to re-organize. After the one-year period expires, the…

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NLRB Overturns 50 Years of Settled Law on Dues Checkoff

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently issued a significant decision that overturned 50 years of settled law regarding an employer’s duty to honor a union dues checkoff provision contained in a collective bargaining agreement after that agreement has expired. In WKYC-TV Inc., 359 NLRB No. 30 (12/12/12), the Board overturned Bethlehem Steel,…

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