– Re: NO MORE FINES in NLRB Ruling Mandatory Union Participation!
In Reply To
Paragraph 4 of the Consent Decree mandates that the District Council Bylaws include a provision requiring active members to perform at least seven (7) hours of union activity per year. In compliance with that mandate, members are assessed $500 per year and that assessment is waived if a member meets the union participation requirement. Courts have determined that union participation requirements like those contained in the District Council Bylaws are completely lawful. Nothing in the Newell/Local 291 matter changed established law, and, in fact, a decision in the case confirmed this precedent.