Among the problems raised in magnified form by the AFL-CIO schism is the determination of rights and duties under a collective agreement when there is a change in affiliation of the members of the union which negotiated the agreement. Suppose that union A, as sole bargaining representative for the employees in the particular unit, has negotiated an agreement with the employer, that thereafter a majority of union A shift their allegiance to union B. Does the agreement continue to canter rights upon employees who have changed their affiliation? Upon the employees who have not changed their affiliation? This question would be acute if the agreement provided for a closed shop.
William F. Andersen,
LABOR LAW - COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS- VALIDITY AFTER CHANGE OF UNION AFFILIATION BY EMPLOYEES,
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