NLRB Ruling Ends Dues Checkoff As Employer Bargaining Tool

Law360, New York (December 20, 2012, 4:39 PM EST) -- In a decision that overruled 50 years of labor law precedent, the National Labor Relations Board held last week that employers must continue to honor arrangements to deduct union dues from paychecks even after a collective bargaining agreement expires, removing one weapon employers had in their arsenal at the bargaining table.

Considering a challenge to Gannett Co. Inc.'s television station WKYC-TV's decision to stop taking dues out of worker paychecks when its collective bargaining agreement with the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians Local 42...
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