Most of my readers may manage Non-Union facilities and not have a great deal of interest in the details of today’s NLRB decision allowing “Checkoff” to survive the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement. Yould should be interested. Employer should note that the NLRB overruled another major precedent; this one over 50 years old. We have never seen so many major changes by the NLRB, or so aggresive an enforcement approach.
NLRB Rules that Union Dues Checkoff Survives Contract Expiration, Overruling 50-Year Policy
In a decision released today in WKYC-TV Inc., 359 N.L.R.B. No. 30, the NLRB ruled that an employer’s obligation to check off union dues continues after expiration of the collective bargaining agreement that establishes Checkoff. The NLRB did say that the new policy will be applied prospectively and not in pending cases. The NLRB simply rejected the longstanding Bethlehem Steel decision. End of story….