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The Checkoff under the Taft-Hartley Act

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Define the dues-collection method called "checkoff", referencing the regulations under the Taft-Hartley Act. What are the advantages for labor organizations in further strengthening the union's institutional status?

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The checkoff provisions provide the union the right to collect union dues from its members through automatic payroll deduction on terms agreed by the union and the employer. The Federal law allows the checkoff as long as the employee in a bargaining unit issues a written authorization for the employer to deduct from its payroll. The authorization lasts indefinitely but may be revoked after a year or a certain period of time and the employer collects the dues and remits or transfers the total amount to the union.
There have been issues regarding checkoff. This arrangement assures the union its security in terms of its stable revenue streams with the sure collection of the union dues. Anti-union staff and their allies don't agree of this and to them, it is not acceptable. The other issue is the fact that all the employees (whether or not they are union members) should pay a service fee that is equivalent to the regular union fees. This has increased opposition's dissatisfaction of union's ...

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* Checkoff: definition, issues, benefits to the union and to the employer
* Taft-Hartley Act explained and its provisions regarding checkoff
* explanation of union security or compulsory unionism
* how checkoff gives a union its institutionalized status
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