9th Circ. Hands Unions Win In Dues Checkoff Battle

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday granted two Unite Here locals a win in a long-running legal battle over union dues, vacating a National Labor Relations Board decision and holding that two Nevada hotel-casinos violated federal law when they stopped deducting dues from paychecks.

The appeals court's opinion marked the third time it has ruled on the dispute, which dates back more than 15 years. The NLRB's 2010 decision in the matter — which followed a second remand from the Ninth Circuit and upheld an administrative law...
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