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Re: NO MORE FINES in NLRB Ruling Mandatory Union Participation!
— by Bill Walsh Bill Walsh
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.