A federal court has ordered a settlement in two cases that challenged the United States navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California.
Environmental legal aid organization Earthjustice tells the Guardian that the settlement will secure “long-sought protections for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals by limiting navy activities in vital habitats”.
The settlement announced on Monday establishes new regulations to begin 2018 that the navy must abide by when conducting activities in the water.
Title: SEIU Union and Armed Forces Contractor Face Federal Prosecution
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At Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, an SEIU government union and a Kansas-based food services company are facing a federal prosecution for violating food service workers’ rights.
With free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, two workers filed federal charges leading to the prosecutions.
Kimsha Rosensteel a former president of a local SEIU National Association of Government Employees union and an 11-year employee with food services provider EDP Enterprises, Inc., who while serving as union president discovered that the union continually failed to follow federal disclosure requirements designed to better inform workers about their rights to refrain from full-dues-paying union membership.
Rather than address the routine disclosure failures, the SEIU-NAGE union hierarchy removed Rosensteel from her position as president. In addition, union officials attempted to pressure Rosensteel into accepting an exclusive deal that allowed only her to refrain from paying union dues and fees if she remained quiet about the union’s illegal activities.
When several other EDP Enterprises employees requested that they be able to refrain from paying all union dues or fees, EDP management demanded that the union resume taking full union dues from Rosensteel’s paychecks.
EDP Enterprises employee Stephanie Fenton filed federal charges after SEIU-NAGE union officials refused to follow the federal disclosure requirements and stonewalled employees’ requests to refrain from full dues-paying union membership.
The NLRB has scheduled a hearing on the case for January 12, 2015.
We will keep you posted on National Right to Work Foundation attorneys’ continuing efforts to assist workers who want to refrain from bankrolling union bosses’ radical political agenda.
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