Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Law360, in “3 Recent NLRB Rulings You May Have Missed,” by Ben James. (Read the full version – subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
The dissenters from the Lincoln Lutheran decision said the change made by the board would have been better left to Congress and that the decision had altered the balance that exists between employer and union interests when contracts expire.
Epstein Becker Green’s Steven Swirsky said the Lincoln Lutheran of Racine ruling appeared to be an attempt to give labor an advantage in collective bargaining.
“If you take that away,” Swirsky said of the ability to cease dues checkoff, “you’re losing some of your flexibility, and some of your ability to strategize, and your ability to move toward the conclusion you’re looking for.”