• Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Federal Contractor Posting Requirements Relating to Union Membership and Dues
  • May 4, 2004
  • Law Firm: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP - Atlanta Office
  • The United States Supreme Court's 1988 decision in Communications Workers v. Beck held that union-represented employees who have not joined the union cannot be required to pay that portion of union dues attributable to expenditures that are not "germane" to the union's representational functions. Examples of "germane" activities include collective bargaining, contract administration, and grievance adjustment. Union activities that are not germane to representational functions include political and charitable activities.