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Feds Could Quit Unions More Easily Under Labor Panel Proposal

March 19, 2020, 6:53 PM

Federal workers who join unions but then decide to quit would be able to opt out of paying union dues anytime after their first year of membership and not just during a specified period each year, under a proposed rule from the agency that oversees the government’s labor relations program.

The Federal Labor Relations Authority said Thursday the proposal follows up on a decision it issued in February. The decision held that language in a labor relations statute that said union-dues elections “may not be revoked for a period of 1 year” refers only to the initial 12 months after...

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