A West Virginia judge has delayed the implementation of right to work as she weighs a union challenge to the law.
Five Wisconsin workers are intervening to preserve the state’s right-to-work law, which faces legal challenge from some of the state’s most influential labor unions.
The Republican platform says that the party will support right to work laws at the state and federal level, as well as roll back stringent regulations adopted by the Obama administration.
Coercive unionism may be coming to an end in West Virginia despite threats from Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to veto right to work legislation.
Republicans are pushing for legislation that could fundamentally shift American labor law away from hereditary and coercive unionism.
The National Labor Relations Board has dropped its reexamination of right to work laws and coercive unionism after the union at the center of its case settled.
The nation’s top labor arbiter submitted a request for legal briefs asking lawyers to weigh in on whether unions could charge non-members fees for grievance filings in April. The case came after a regional NLRB judge ruled that the Florida-based United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union Local 1192 violated the labor rights of a worker when it charged him fees to file a grievance claim.
The federal government’s top labor arbiter may use its regulatory power to force non-union employees in right to work states pay union dues.
Wisconsin is on track to become the 25th right to work state after the state assembly passed legislation on Friday.
Employees at NTN-Bower Corporation in Hamilton, Alabama, voted 82-50 to kick UAW (United Auto Workers) Local 1990 out of the ball bearings plant. Friday’s secret ballot election was the fourth arranged to determine the union’s future at the company. The workers won the right to withdraw from the union, which has represented them since 1976, after a two-year campaign.
Bruce Rauner (R.), Illinois’ newly elected governor, signed an executive order ending mandatory public sector union dues on Monday.