Labor Notes

Viewpoint: Don't Rule Out Giving Up Exclusive Representation

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-01-04 18:55

In Labor Notes, New Labor Forum, and In These Times, Chris Brooks has argued that unions facing the loss of “fair share” payments should not look to free themselves of the obligation to represent non-members in the bargaining unit by giving up exclusive representation.

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Viewpoint: Don't Rule Out Giving Up Exclusive Representation

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-01-04 18:55

In Labor Notes, New Labor Forum, and In These Times, Chris Brooks has argued that unions facing the loss of “fair share” payments should not look to free themselves of the obligation to represent non-members in the bargaining unit by giving up exclusive representation.

Categories: Labor Notes

Don’t Fall for the Members-Only Unionism Trap

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2018-01-04 18:34

One of corporate America’s next big goals might surprise you: passing legislation to prevent unions from having to represent workers who don’t pay dues. This is just the latest of many business-friendly labor law reforms proliferating across the country.

Categories: Labor Notes

Don’t Fall for the Members-Only Unionism Trap

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-01-04 18:34

One of corporate America’s next big goals might surprise you: passing legislation to prevent unions from having to represent workers who don’t pay dues. This is just the latest of many business-friendly labor law reforms proliferating across the country.

Categories: Labor Notes

How to Jump-Start a Weak Union to Fight Open-Shop Attacks

Steward's Corner - Tue, 2018-01-02 08:54
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Hostile forces are poised to encourage public sector workers to ditch their unions as soon as the Supreme Court rules on the Janus v. AFSCME case in 2018. To stave off a big exodus, many unions are asking workers to commit to keep paying dues. If you’re active in your union, leaders may even be asking you to “sell” membership to your co-workers.

Categories: Labor Notes

How to Jump-Start a Weak Union to Fight Open-Shop Attacks

Magazine Stories - Tue, 2018-01-02 08:54
How to Jump-Start a Weak Union to Fight Open-Shop Attacks January 02, 2018 / Ellen David Friedman<? if(isset($entity->premium) and $entity->premium == 1) { echo "Print Only"; } ?>

Hostile forces are poised to encourage public sector workers to ditch their unions as soon as the Supreme Court rules on the Janus v. AFSCME case in 2018. To stave off a big exodus, many unions are asking workers to commit to keep paying dues. If you’re active in your union, leaders may even be asking you to “sell” membership to your co-workers.

Categories: Labor Notes

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