NLRB Judge Says UFCW Cant Force New Hires To Union Office

By Zachary Zagger (February 20, 2015, 5:55 PM EST) -- An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday struck down a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union policy requiring new hires to file their nonmember objections in person at the union office after a teenager hired at Ralphs Grocery Co. tried to object through the mail.

Administrative Law Judge Amita Baman Tracy found that a local chapter of the UFCW in Southern California had failed to provide a new hire at Ralphs who was objecting to joining the union with a proper detailed apportionment of its expenditures for the purposes of determining his reduced union dues...

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