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Union security in the context of labor arbitration

Union “security agreements” can require all employees, as a condition of employment, to pay a “fair share” or representational costs. This is sometimes miscast as requiring union “membership”; the NLRB has ruled that unions have an affirmative duty to inform employees that membership is not required. This article discusses the permissible uses for union dues, …

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Arbitrator Jaffe describes how he handles statutory claims: the differences between CBA grievances and disputes arising under federal statutes; the issues that frequently arise under the latter; and bases of appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or for filing exceptions with the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Types of statutory claims often …

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