Make Union Elections Fair by Repealing 29 USC 481(c).

Make Union Elections Fair by Repealing 29 USC 481(c).

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Local One, SEIU member started this petition to Chairman Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions and

29 USC 481(c) is a federal statute that guarantees that incumbent Union Local leaders always get re-elected to union office, since rank and file members have no way to communicate with fellow members.  29 USC 481(c) states as follows:

"Every bona fide candidate shall have the right, once within 30 days prior to an election of a labor organization in which he is a candidate, to inspect a list containing the names and last known addresses of all members of the labor organization who are subject to a collective bargaining agreement requiring membership therein as a condition of employment, which list shall be maintained and kept at the principal office of such labor organization by a designated official thereof."

Challengers running for union office have no way to obtain email addresses and telephone numbers of fellow members.  This law was passed in 1959 when there was no internet.  It needs to be repealed and replaced with a law that requires union locals to provide email addresses and phone numbers of members for a reasonable fee to candidates for union office provided candidates use the email addresses and phone numbers strictly for union business, and not for commercial purposes such as selling products.

Such a law would put an end to union leaders who never work and collect huge salaries from staying in office for life.  There are 15 million union members nationwide that are affected by 29 USC 481(c).

 

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