Many employees did not elect to become union members, they were simply hired by a unionized company and became members by default. Many are now asking, “why – what does the union really do for me?” This is both an opportunity for the company to inform those employees of their rights, but also a land mine, since the company is prohibited from taking an active role in the process to deauthorize or decertify a union. We help you navigate the tight rope between properly informing while not endangering those rights. It is – after all – the employee’s decision.
In non right-to-work states most union members are required to pay dues (or for Beck objectors a fee in lieu of union dues) as a condition of employment. This happens when a union contract includes what is called a union security provision. There is a process to get rid of a union security provision in a contract. It is called a “deauthorization” election. If employees are successful in this election, the union will continue as their collective bargaining representative, but the union security clause will be nullified and they won’t be required to pay dues or fees to the union to remain employed. It is important to remember that the company cannot encourage or assist employees in getting a deauthorization election at your company.
This page is a resource page for employees exploring the possibility of deauthorizing their union.
Refers to the process where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allows employees to call for a special election to get rid of the union as their “exclusive representative.” It is important to remember that company management cannot help or assist employees with decertifying a union.
This page is a resource page for employees exploring the possibility of decertifying their union.
It is important to understand the boundaries of permissible management conversation with employees around these topics. LRI will help you train your front-line supervisors to respond appropriately to questions that employees may ask about these topics.
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