GENERAL CHAT forum: Union labor

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ImageOldgardenrose
Jan 6, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
The original post was a scan of the information concerning the rights of nonmembers working in a union or closed shop to protest certain uses of their "agency fees". The scan was unreadable.
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ImageOldgardenrose
Jan 8, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
Here are the highlights of an open letter published each year in our union magazine. Agency fees are the charges for nonmembers to work in a union shop. The theory being the pay scales and benefits earned by dues paying members should not be enjoyed by nonmembers for free.

Chargeable expenditures:
All funds expended on collective bargaining.
All funds expended on contract administration, grievance adjustment, and arbitration.
All funds expended on internal governance and administration.

Non-chargeable expenditures:
Political expenditures (all kinds).
New member recruitment.
Lobbying except for that which is directly related to ratifying or implementing CBA.
Dues to the AFL-CIO.
Charitable or educational group contributions.

It is too bad the concept of freeloading benefits others pay for in the work place does not carry the same stigma as a poor single mother working for minimum wage receiving food stamps but that is the mentality (of) many people in our various government offices.

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