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Employee Stops Paying Union Dues on Religious Grounds, Files Suit

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An employee stops paying union dues on religious grounds and files s suit against the employer

In states that allow union security (also called agency shop) agreements in the private sector, New York being one of them, workers who are not members of the union in their workplace are required at minimum to pay agency fees to the union to cover the costs of collective-bargaining, grievance adjustment, and contract administration (in other words, any service related to the terms and conditions of employment).

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Trump Executive Orders Crack Down On Federal Unions

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In May 2018, President Trump issued three executive orders that will no longer allow unions to have rent-free office space in government buildings and also eliminate pay for union representatives for representing employees in grievance and discipline proceedings. These executive orders were held up in court after the AFL-CIO filed suit in the District Court of the District of Columbia and temporarily succeeded in obtaining an injunction, but the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the injunction on appeal.

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Union Picketing: Inflatable Rats Under Fire

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Labor Union Inflatable Rats Under Fire

Labor unions commonly use inflatable rats when they picket a company for using non-union labor in order to draw the attention of passersby and bring public awareness to their protest.

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Hot Button Issue: A Spotlight on Graduate Students Trying to Unionize

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At private universities across the country, graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants are attempting to unionize in the hopes of being able to collectively-bargain for increased stipends, better health benefits, and transparent grievance procedures, among other issues.

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