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Announcement :: Labor
STOP THE DUES TO UGSOA
03 Jan 2007
This website was developed to help educate UGSOA members on How to Stop the Dues to UGSOA.
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STOP THE DUES TO UGSOA

UGSOA NEWS

This website was developed to help educate UGSOA members on How to Stop the Dues to UGSOA.

Deauthorization Election

WHAT IS A DEAUTHORIZATION ELECTION?

You (or someone you know) may work under a contract that requires employees to “join” the union or pay dues or fees to the union as a condition of employment.

This is frequently referred to as a “union security clause,” but it is really a forced unionism clause that hands union officials the power to get workers fired for not paying dues to a union that they do not support.

Under the National Labor Relations Act, employees can call for a special election to get rid of the “union security clause,” and thereby rid their workplace of forced unionism. This is called a Deauthorization Election, because employees "deauthorize" the forced-unionism clause and remove it from the contract. (NOTE: Deauthorization elections only occur under the NLRA and have no application whatsoever to the Railway Labor Act (a law that affects airline and railroad employees) and most laws governing state and local public employees and public school employees. The few state laws governing public employees that provide for deauthorization are summarized here.)

A deauthorization election has only one purpose and effect: to remove the forced-unionism clause from the contract.

For More Information Visit these Websites

http://www.stoptheduestougsoa.org/

http://www.Eyeonugsoa.org/

http://www.unionfacts.com/unions/unionProfile.cfm?id=382

http://www.nrtw.org/

http://www.freeworkplace.org/

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