Application of Labor Law

Applicationof Labor Law

Applicationof Labor Law

Jonesis facinga fineof 1000 dollarsafter beingaccusedof contraveningtheprovisionof theunionthat agitatesfortherightsof theworkersin thecompanyheworks.Asa requirement,allemployeeshavetheresponsibilityof abidingby rulesregardingpaymentof premiumsandadhering to picketlineswhenever a strikeis in progress.Jones wasawareof theserequirements,andas indicated,hehas neverfailedto paythepremiumsdespite makingcomplaintsregardingtheauthenticity of theunion.

Bysigningthecontract,Jones agreedto bindhimself in a legalcontractthat is recognizedby thestate.Whenever employeesjoinotherunionsafter thedissolving of theexistingdueto businessmergers,thenewcontractbecomeslegallyabiding,andtheyhaveto actas per its newprovisions.Accordingtosection4 1(a)(5) of theunitedstatescodes,noemployeecan be suspended,finedordisciplinedby a laborunionexcept forthefailureto paythedues. However,ifthereis enoughgroundto believethattherulesof theunionare at riskof compromise,a fineis can be imposed.Unfortunately,severalaccusationshavebeenmadeagainst Jones by his fellow employeesin writing.Themoveis enoughfora courtto affirmthefineimposedon him.

Section158 of theUnited States Codes providesthatregionalunioncontractsfallunder thelocallegalprovisions,andanyissuesarisingfrom itare solvableunder thejurisdictionof thefederallaw.However,Jones can challengethefineimposedon him on thegroundsas to whethertheevidenceralliedagainst him is on strikebreaking orothershortcomings.In futureJones should be watchfulof thecontractsheentersinto becausetheybecomelegallyabiding.Heshould familiarize himself with thepotentially-finedcontraventionsto avoidbrushingshoulderswith unionmembers.

Reference

InternationalBrotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 640 Vs. Jake Dueckand Jane Dueck. 148 F. Supp. 2d 955 21298 145 (2000 U.S. Districtcourt, Arizona).