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Who Needs a 50-Year-Old Rule? Employers Must Now Continue Dues Deductions Even After Union Contract Expires

Posted in Management, Negotiations, Union Membership, Union Negotiations
Reversing a rule that has been in place for over 50 years, the NLRB has ruled that a “dues checkoff” provision in a union contract outlasts the termination of the contract establishing it. The 3-2 decision, which came out earlier this year, but was overshadowed by the hullabaloo over the joint employer decision, is a… Continue Reading

Court Determines that Employer’s “Out of the Ordinary” Communication was Lawful

Posted in Management, Union Organizing
A federal appellate court recently reigned-in the NLRB’s attempt to limit an employer’s response to union activity.  The case, Intertape Polymer Corp., previously covered on this blog, arose in the context of a union organizing drive.  As discussed in our prior post, the NLRB decided that the employer engaged in unlawful employee surveillance, confiscation of… Continue Reading

Employers Must Bargain Over Discretionary Discipline Before Agreement on First Contract

Posted in Management, NLRB
By Nelson Cary and James Patrick In Alan Ritchey, Inc., the NLRB recently adopted a new rule that will have an immediate impact on any employer attempting to negotiate an initial contract with a newly organized bargaining unit. Specifically, after a union becomes the employees’ bargaining representative, but before the parties have agreed to their first… Continue Reading

NJ Appeals Court Hands Rebuke to Gov. Christie

Posted in Management
In an earlier post on this site, we told you about the executive order New Jersey Governor Christie issued on the second day of his administration. It made unions subject to the same rules re political donations as businesses in New Jersey. On Friday, however, an appellate court in New Jersey ruled that the governor… Continue Reading