Skip to comments.Verizon employee alleges union illegally seized dues
Posted on 10/09/2011 12:27:45 PM PDT by Miami Vice
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Legal Newsline) - A Verizon employee has filed unfair labor practice charges against Communications Workers of America Local 2205 for actions the union allegedly took during a recent strike.
Monika Cassell claims the union ignored her right ...
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Virginia’s Right to Work law stipulates that no worker can be required to join or pay any money to a union, and under federal labor law, employees can revoke their dues deduction authorizations once a contract terminates.
According to Cassell’s Oct. 3 complaint, Verizon continues to deduct the full union dues payments despite their intention to opt out, and CWA union officials continue to demand that Verizon keep taking union dues from the workers’ pay.
Cassell is also challenging the CWA union’s dues deduction authorizations because they do not allow employees to revoke when no contract is in effect, as federal law requires.
Instead, Verizon is forcing the employees to pay full union dues for at least another year - the one-year anniversary of a new contract between the company and the CWA, according to Cassell’s complaint.
Good for her.....I hope the worthless union leeches are forced to pay an absurdly large fine.
This is news?? Unions have been doing this for years.
I hope she has good security.
...just another reason for President Cain, with a Republican Congress, to outlaw labor unions.