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Employer Lockouts: Defensive or Offensive?

By UnionProof

The lockout is an employer action that is designed to stop unions from economically harming a business when there are union contract negotiation disputes, and the current contract expires as a result. A lockout is a temporary, employer-initiated work stoppage in which employees are prohibited from returning to work when a contract expires and there’s […]

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Union Spending: Out Of Sync With Member Needs?

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The Supreme Court recently decided that public employees don’t have to pay “agency fees” which are mandatory partial union dues for non-union employees, ostensibly to defray collective bargaining expenses. The unions, of course, cried foul because this decision will cost them millions of dollars, decrease union spending and eventually millions of union members. Why pay […]

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Arbitration Agreements and Unions: A Volatile Relationship

By UnionProof

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision concerning the right of employers to include mandatory arbitration agreements in contracts. An arbitration clause states that an employee agrees to not pursue legal action, individually or collectively, against an employer in court when protesting job-related issues like wrongful termination or wages. Instead, the employee agrees to […]

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