Award Date

4-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

Number of Pages

64

Abstract

User fees are moneys charged non-union members by their representative union for the purpose of processing grievances. The non-member has to request the union to represent them in order for the union to do so. They may also hirer private representation at their own cost. User fees violate the intent of right-to-work laws in Nevada. The Nevada Local Government Employee-Management Board was wrong when they allowed Union/Local 1107 to charge such fees. The "Executive Board Policy" posted by Local 1107 on union bulletin boards announcing the fees for representation was coercive and discriminatory. According to survey, 40% of the respondents believe user fees would affect their decision to join an union. If the fees affect decisions to join they must be coercive in nature and thus not allowed in Nevada.

Keywords

Case studies; Grievance procedures; Labor union rules; Nevada; Open and closed shop law and legislation; Right to labor; User charges

Disciplines

Labor and Employment Law | Public Administration

Language

English


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