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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

General Counsel Responds to Labor Practitioners’ Questions

Posted in Elections, NLRB, Union Negotiations
Earlier this year, the NLRB’s GC, who is responsible for enforcing the NLRA, continued his annual practice of attending the Mid-Winter Meeting of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section.  The GC answered questions the committee had collected from labor law practitioners around the country. A few weeks ago,… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Cuts Down Yard-Man Inference in Retiree Health Benefit Disputes

Posted in Courts, Union Negotiations
On January 26, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its opinion in M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett , providing guidance on one of the items on our 2015 to-do list a little earlier than expected. At issue in M&G was a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) provision calling for “a full Company contribution towards the cost… Continue Reading