union dues-checkoff agreements

By: Alison C. Loomis, Esq.

Seyfarth Synopsis: Administrative Law Judge found that the NLRA preempts part of Wisconsin’s right-to-work law that restricts employers from deducting union dues directly from employees’ paychecks.

If you are an avid reader of our blog, you will undoubtedly recall that approximately two years ago, Wisconsin became the then-25th

By Bradford L. Livingston (Seyfarth Department Chair for Labor Relations Practice Group)

After last week’s post on more than a half century of steadily declining unionization rates, several readers asked me to comment on the reasons behind the vast disparity between union densities in the private (6.6%) and public (35.9%) sectors. While other factors may

By Bradford L. Livingston

‘Tis the season for cards and gifts, and apparently, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) is filled with the holiday spirit.  In a decision issued last week but only released today, the NLRB gave labor unions a gift that will keep on giving when it overturned a fifty-year-old precedent