Thursday, March 09, 2006

Check-Off's In the Mail?

As the Daily News reports today and NY1 follows up, TWU Local 100 is scrambling to come up with a back-up plan just in case the court suspends the union's automatic dues check-off, a decision that could financially cripple the Local. The union is trying to create a voluntary dues plan to prevent what it describes as "union busting."

The union is still trying to fend off a $3 million fine that Governor Pataki wants the court to impose on the union for depriving the public of transportation for three grueling days. All of which makes it extremely difficult for Roger Toussaint to effectively represent his membership as elections loom at the end of the year