Tag Archives: right to work

Fire Law Roundup – April 18, 2022

In this episode, Brad and Curt discuss the dismissal of an Alabama lawsuit alleging military and race discrimination; an appellate decision upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a man jumped out of the back of a moving FDNY ambulance; the conviction of a Virginia firefighter charged criminally for driving a fire truck to a fire; a union harassment lawsuit in Idaho; and a lawsuit against several NJ fire departments who deployed AFFF at a fire scene.

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Right to Work and Duty to Represent

Today’s burning question: Are unions required to represent non-dues paying members, even in a right to work state? Answer: The answer does not depend on whether the state is a right to work state. It depends on whether a union has lawfully been designated as the exclusive collective bargaining representative for the employees.

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