CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte City Council has agreed to allow city employees to have their union dues deducted from the paychecks.
The Charlotte Observer reported that council voted 6-5 on Monday to allow the deductions.
The United Electrical Workers has been pushing for the automatic payroll deductions as part of what it calls a "worker's Bill of Rights." The union has been trying to recruit city workers, especially from the sanitation department.
City workers cannot be required to join a union. City governments cannot collectively bargain with unions. Unions must pay the city $1,000 a year for the cost of collecting the deductions.
The city already allows employees to make automatic payroll deductions for some charities such as United Way.
Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com
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