Instead, the Board members relied on the very weak justification union bosses offered and found it inadequate. All of this maneuvering is not without reason. It undercuts a very good administrative law judge’s decision and the chances of it being relied upon by administrative law judges in future cases.
The decision reflects a continuing effort by the Obama Labor Board to thwart employee freedom and maintain Big Labor’s treasure chest that is used for the benefit of politicians who will in turn support union bosses. Despite the administrative law judge’s finding that the impact of the union’s unlawful policy was “huge,” Block and Griffin denied awarding the complaining employee the excess dues she was forced to pay the union. And they refused to grant similar relief to any of the other 1,500 employees who may have been paying full union dues against their will.
Employees need to know their rights and what they must do to protect themselves from union bosses who are more interested in collecting union dues than employee freedom. We, and the many good organizations supporting NEFW, intend to do just that.