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.
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.
The UAW may consider voter identification laws suppressive, but it sees nothing wrong with making it a requirement for those seeking to stop paying union dues.
Dearborn-based UAW Local 600 told a member seeking to withdraw from the union that it would only process the request if he showed up in person.