Decision 1417E – Sweetwater Union High School District

LA-CE-4209-E

Decision Date: January 26, 2001

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 25
Perc Index: 32024

Decision Headnotes

803.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; UNION SECURITY; AGENCY/FAIR SHARE FEE; DUES DEDUCTION/CHECK OFF
803.01000 – In General

Union may lawfully charge agency fee payors an amount equal to union dues. Union has obligation to provide agency fee payors with notice of their right to pay a reduced service fee and of their right to challenge the amount of the reduced service fee set by the union. Statement that the fee is equivalent to the dues is not inaccurate or a violation of EERA.

803.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; UNION SECURITY; AGENCY/FAIR SHARE FEE; DUES DEDUCTION/CHECK OFF
803.02000 – Proper Uses

Union may lawfully charge agency fee payors an amount equal to union dues. Union has obligation to provide agency fee payors with notice of their right to pay a reduced service fee and of their right to challenge the amount of the reduced service fee set by the union. Statement that the fee is equivalent to the dues is not inaccurate or a violation of EERA.

803.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; UNION SECURITY; AGENCY/FAIR SHARE FEE; DUES DEDUCTION/CHECK OFF
803.03000 – Procedures for Collection

Written authorization is not required before an employer may withhold agency fee deductions from non-member paychecks. District has no obligation to ensure union is providing proper notice to employees.

803.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; UNION SECURITY; AGENCY/FAIR SHARE FEE; DUES DEDUCTION/CHECK OFF
803.04000 – Employer Liability

Written authorization is not required before an employer may withhold agency fee deductions from non-member paychecks. District has no obligation to ensure union is providing proper notice to employees.