Foes of Union Political Activity Score a Victory
Burn, Timothy, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Nonunion workers do not have to go through arbitration to challenge payroll deductions for union activities not related to collective bargaining, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
The decision was a victory for opponents of the national labor movement who are fighting on several fronts to stop unions from using compulsory member dues for political action.
The justices, ruling in a dispute between 150 Delta Air Lines pilots and a pilots union, upheld a lower court decision that a nonunion worker cannot be forced to submit to arbitration before taking his case to federal court.
"Unless they agree to the procedure, agency-fee objectors may not be required to exhaust an arbitration remedy before bringing their claims in federal court," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the court. …
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Publication information: Article title: Foes of Union Political Activity Score a Victory. Contributors: Burn, Timothy - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 27, 1998. Page number: 7. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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