|NTEU Petition Prompts Proposed Rule Change on Union Dues|
NTEU Petition Prompts Proposed Rule Change on Union Dues
A new proposed rule from the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) would restore longstanding precedent on union dues and maintain the stability for federal sector unions that Congress intended.
The proposal, published yesterday in response to a petition from NTEU, seeks public comment on whether the FLRA should amend or rescind its 2020 regulation and return the union dues revocation process to what had been in place since 1981. That process gave union members a fair opportunity to revoke those dues agreements each year.
In its petition earlier this year, NTEU urged the FLRA to revisit the 2020 regulation because it had overturned 40 years of labor-management law and was a blatant attempt to weaken federal sector unions and the ability of federal employees to have a strong voice in the workplace. NTEU intends to submit comments in support of the FLRA’s proposal, in which the union will similarly urge the FLRA to follow the law and give our employee-run chapters the stability they need to focus on representing all employees in their bargaining units.