NLRB Finds CWA's Annual Objector Renewal Policy Unlawful

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board ruled Monday that the Communications Workers of America had violated federal labor law by requiring nonmember objectors in workforces represented by the union to reassert their objections annually.

Rejecting the union's justification for the policy, the labor board upheld an administrative law judge's ruling that the CWA's policy placed an undue burden on nonunion members, known as Beck objectors, who are not charged full union dues because of their objection, and therefore violated the union's duty of fair representation under the...
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