– Re: BLUE CARD BOY LIVES
In Reply To
8(a)(3) and Section 8(b)(2) of the Act do not allow an
employer and a union to condition employment on the
payment of uniform " assessments," as opposed to "periodic
dues," to a union. NLRB v. Food Fair Stores, 307
F.2d 3, 9-16 (3d. Cir. 1962).
BLUE CARD - EXCERPT
"The said amount so deducted represents a working assessment and/or fines or penalties which I hereby direct to be paid to said District Council or Local Union as the case may be to the extent permissable under apllicable law".
DO NOT SIGN THE BLUE CARD, it expired with the contract.
The District Council cannot make you perform Leaflet, Banner, Picket Duty, Sign-Building Standouts for Politicians, Volunteer Projects a "condition precedent" to your receipt of your Vacation Wages.
Under Section 7 of the Act, you have the right to refrain from any/all such activity. You can volunteer to do it, but they cannot force you to do it. This has been settled law for quite some time.
As set forth above, the law is settled that Section