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Seattle hospital workers win refund of union dues

Added 12-08-21 04:23:01pm EST - “Employees at a Seattle-area hospital have received a refund of thousands of dollars in union dues after a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that the money was collected improperly.” - Washingtonexaminer.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtonexaminer.com: “Seattle hospital workers win refund of union dues”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Employees at a Seattle-area hospital have received a refund of thousands of dollars in union dues after a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that the money was collected improperly.

The agreement means that $3,200 collectively will be returned to 18 current and former employees at Swedish Health Services, according to a press release from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

One of the employees, Roger White, filed a grievance with the NLRB in April of 2020 against the Service Employees International Union Healthcare 1199NW.

White had previously sent a letter to the SEIU local in January of 2020 resigning his membership and invoking his right to pay reduced fees under a U.S. Supreme Court decision. These are known as “Beck Rights” that allow nonmembers to only pay the portion of dues directly related to the bargaining process.

White’s grievance claimed the SEIU failed to inform him that during a contract hiatus at the time, no forced dues agreement was in place between the hospital and the union, meaning nonmembers were under no obligation to pay. The previous contract had expired at the end of 2019, and a new three-year agreement was not ratified until April of 2020.

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