ALERT: AG ADVOCATES DRIVE THE POINT HOME WINNING INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TO GET DESPERATELY NEEDED TRUCK DRIVERS AND HAULERS
- Written by Rebecca R. Schach
An important victory comes out of the District Court in Washington D.C. today for the ag industry. For years, the ag industry has suffered a shortage of available commercial truck drivers and haulers to transport ag commodities from the fields to the processing facilities. During harvest, drivers and haulers are a critical component when fruit can perish within hours if not transported to cooling and processing facilities. To supplement the shortage of truck drivers and haulers, growers and labor contractors have filed for and received guest workers through the H-2A visa program.
NLRB REVIVES LONGSTANDING RULE THAT THE OBLIGATION TO CHECK OFF UNION DUES EXPIRES WITH THE CONTRACT
- Written by Michael C. Saqui and Manuel E. Ignacio
The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) issued a decision on Monday restoring its long-standing rule regarding union dues checkoff when a Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”) expires. Since 1962, the Board’s established rule was that an employer’s obligation to check off union dues (i.e., deduct the dues from employee wages and pay them directly to the union) ends when the CBA containing the checkoff provision expires.