Future of compulsory union dues under the RLA

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Future of compulsory union dues under the RLA

Postby eolesen » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:00 am

Anyone want to place bets on how long closed-shop provisions in the Railway Labor Act remain in place? Today, you have no option as a railroad or airline employee in a classification where a CBA is in place.

From today’s SCOTUS Janus ruling:

“States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees. The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form of payment to a public-sector union may be deducted from an employee, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.”
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Re: Future of compulsory union dues under the RLA

Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:57 pm

The case may be that dues will no longer be mandatory. The way the railroads are digging in their heels, I don’t think many will go without union protection. The case of railroads being even less labor friendly seems to have come to new heights, especially with recent railroad purchases by hedge funds.
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Re: Future of compulsory union dues under the RLA

Postby matawanaberdeen » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:58 pm

eolesen wrote:Anyone want to place bets on how long closed-shop provisions in the Railway Labor Act remain in place? Today, you have no option as a railroad or airline employee in a classification where a CBA is in place.

From today’s SCOTUS Janus ruling:

“States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees. The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form of payment to a public-sector union may be deducted from an employee, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.”


And I am in one of those public sector unions and SCOTUS is wrong. Its stacked with corporate shills. Now I am going to pay dues for contract negotiations, for a labor contract, and for protections for free loaders that are nothing but cheap. How is it possible that those employees that pay NOTHING get the same protection, the union is by law obligated to protect them. If they manage to do this to the private sector its all over folks. Unions will be a thing of the past, they are almost gone now as it is.
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Re: Future of compulsory union dues under the RLA

Postby Engineer Spike » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm

I think these non payers will get their balls busted the same way a scab would. Especially in the railroad world, the peer pressure will keep union ranks filled.
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Re: Future of compulsory union dues under the RLA

Postby amtrakhogger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:48 pm

eolesen wrote:Anyone want to place bets on how long closed-shop provisions in the Railway Labor Act remain in place? Today, you have no option as a railroad or airline employee in a classification where a CBA is in place.

From today’s SCOTUS Janus ruling:

“States and public-sector unions may no longer extract agency fees from nonconsenting employees. The First Amendment is violated when money is taken from nonconsenting employees for a public-sector union; employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them. Accordingly, neither an agency fee nor any other form of payment to a public-sector union may be deducted from an employee, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to pay.”


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