New law changes workplace rules for public employers and unions

"The law addresses the “free-rider” issue of non-union members gaining representation benefits from their union without paying agency fees by allowing unions to charge nonmembers for the reasonable costs and fees, including arbitrator fees and related attorney’s fees, for grievance or arbitration procedures arising under a collective bargaining agreement. This includes the payment of anticipated … Continue reading New law changes workplace rules for public employers and unions

Union president says Plymouth endangered workers

PLYMOUTH – COBRA Union President Dale Webber says he’s incensed that Public Works employees were sent to the North Plymouth Fire Station Monday, Nov. 18, to pull out a wall in the basement in the advance of the town receiving test results that indicated the presence of asbestos in the building. Town Manager Melissa Arrighi … Continue reading Union president says Plymouth endangered workers

Baker vetoes Janus bill allowing unions to charge nonmembers

The bill was a response to the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision last summer that barred unions from charging nonmembers agency fees. The court ruling undercut a key source of financing for public-sector unions, and the AFL-CIO and other labor leaders have been pressuring the Legislature for over a year to come to their … Continue reading Baker vetoes Janus bill allowing unions to charge nonmembers