Connect with us

News

Disneyland Employee Files Charges Against Union for Illegally Seizing his Dues

Published

on

On July 25, 2019 a Disneyland stage technician filed federal unfair labor practice charges against the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 504 union and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts for illegally seizing union fees from his paycheck.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys provided legal aid to the technician when the charges were filed at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The employee exercised his rights under the Communications Workers of America v. Beck U.S. Supreme Court decision, which the Foundation won. This decision mandates that unions reduce compulsory fees charged to workers who withdraw from union membership so they are not compelled to fund certain political activities such as lobbying and political activism. Additionally, the Beck decision also requires union officials to provide nonmember workers an independently verified audit which justifies the amount of compulsory union fees.

Trending: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Pens Open Letter to Donald Trump Explaining the Globalist “Great Reset” to “Subdue Humanity”

Due to the fact that California is not a Right to Work state, private sector employees can be fired simply for refusing to pay union dues. However, union officials are obligated to charge as a condition of employment only the part of dues that the Beck decision allows for. Then they must follow the Beck procedures before seizing said union fees from workers who are not part of a union.

take our poll - story continues below

Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense?

  • VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot three BLM rioters? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Mark Stacy is not a member of IATSE and he informed the union that he refuses to pay the lawfully nonchargeable part of his fees. He alleges in his charges filed with the NLRB Region 21 office that Disneyland has violated his rights under federal law, at IATSE officials’ behest, by continuing to take union fees from his paycheck without reducing the fees as Beck mandates.

In his charges, Stacey asserts that IATSE union agents have also never provided him with the financial disclosures Beck requires. On top of that, neither Disneyland nor IATSE are authorized to deduct dues from him because Stacey has not signed off on that. In turn, these deductions of union fees are illegal.

In recent years, other Disney employees have received legal aid from the Foundation to stop the illegal seizure of dues. Last June, Foundation staff attorneys were able to obtain a favorable NLRB ruling for several Walt Disney World employees who had their requests to reduce dues ignored by Florida Teamsters officials. Full dues were illegally deducted from their wages by Disney and then accepted by Teamsters agents in clear violation of federal law and Florida’s Right to Work law.

National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix declared that “The ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ can’t be very happy if its owners and union are violating federal law by ignoring worker rights when it comes to union dues and fees.”

He added, “Cases like this show why the workers of the Golden State deserve the protection of a Right to Work law to ensure that union membership and financial support are strictly voluntary.”

Campaign 2020

Leftists are Having a Meltdown Over Trump Potentially Winning Minnesota

Published

on

Joshua Klein of Breitbart News reported on a leaked document that the conservative outlet obtained revealing a plan by radical leftist organizations to stoke up unrest in Minnesota after a potential Trump victory.

The group is gearing up for post-election disturbances and is planning to carry out “strategic disruption” on a large scale.

TakeAction Minnesota is leading the charge and is calling for leftists to get out on the streets according to a confidential document being passed around the group’s leadership. The document serves as an instruction manual for what leftists should do out on the streets in the next week.

The draft can be read here: Draft 1 — MN Democracy Defense Plan (1) by Breitbart News

take our poll - story continues below

Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense?

  • VOTE NOW: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self defense when he shot three BLM rioters? 

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Big League Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

“We believe that regardless of the strength of the Minnesota election system, mass mobilization will and must happen in Minnesota to defend democracy,” the leaked document stated.

“We expect that this mobilization will create space and opportunity for unrest, primarily in Minneapolis. In this context, the situation could rapidly spiral beyond control depending on the nature of the unrest and the State’s reaction.”

The group alluded to the right-wing, in addition to the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), as potential actors who will incite or facilitate violence. In light of these facts, Minnesota leftist organizations must be ready for unrest according to the document’s advice.

“The possibility of right-wing violence is real, as is the possibility of MPD inciting or enabling violence,” the document declared. Further, it contended that the MPD is “either disengaged or instigating tension” since the “uprising” that kicked off in the aftermath of George Floyd.

TakeAction Minnesota was heavily involved in the mass movement after the death of George Floyd. They were one of the most vocal groups calling for the abolition of MPD and became a leader in the national push to “defund the police.” After the group made enough noise, a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council promised to dissolve the Police Department, while vowing to replace it with a new system of public safety.

Leftist groups in Minneapolis expect a wide range of possibilities on November 3 — unclear results, Trump refusing to accept the results, or a suspected case of election interference in the chance that Trump wins.

The document cites an alleged rise in “white nationalist organization and activity” which has generated “multiple nights of infiltrator terror that targeted Black and brown business corridors and nearby neighborhoods” during “the most recent uprisings.”

“It is possible Black churches may also become a target. St. Cloud and Duluth are also two cities to keep in mind given their proximity to large white nationalist geographies and demographic and ideological make-up,” the document cautioned. “Additionally, we know of white nationalist infiltration and organization at Greater Minnesota universities.”

One section titled “Theory of What Will Happen,”  ends up predicting a contested election in Minnesota and other states. This section outlines the groups’ role to “support efforts by the State (led by the Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of State) to resolve the contest rapidly and to prevent right-wing vigilantes, with or without the support of local officials, from interfering with the certification of Minnesota’s electors by the ‘safe harbor’ date [December 8, the last day for states to resolve contested election results]” and “to prevent illegitimate Federal efforts to intervene on behalf of local right-wing groups.”

Should other states have disputed elections, the leftist organizations have vowed a swift response.

“Knowing that there may be energy to join nearby mass mobilizations, we may choose to host actions here to diminish the amount of out-of-state actors activating in that contest,” the document read. “For contests farther away, we will work to maintain public demand as asked to support their work and coordinated via national infrastructure.”

Election Day is quickly coming and Minnesota will be a key battleground state for people to watch. Trump barely lost it by 45,000 votes and as of now Biden is ahead by 48.0 to 43.3 on RealClearPolitics. Win or lose, Minnesota will remain a crucial state for a newly re-aligned GOP’s electoral strategy.

Trump must continue hammering away at his pro-law & order to ensure victory in this state and coast on to a resounding victory in the General Election.

 

Continue Reading
It's time to name Antifa a terror org! Sign your petition now!


Trending