December 17, 2019 / 12:22 PM / 2 months ago

Companies can cease dues collection after bargaining agreements expire- NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday held that employers can stop collecting union dues upon the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement, overruling Obama-era precedent and reinstating a standard from the 1960s.

The board in a 3-1 decision said that because an employer’s obligation to collect dues and remit them to a union is “exclusively created by contract,” it is one of the few terms of a bargaining agreement that employers can unilaterally change once an agreement expires.

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