Exclusion of Nonunion Members from Employee Benefit Plans

Gray, Herman A.
January 1951
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan51, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p265
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the exclusion of nonunion members from employee benefit plans in the U.S. Section 302(c)5 of the Labor Management Relations Act allows contributions by an employer to a trust fund established by a union for the sole and exclusive benefit of the employees of such employer and their families and dependents. In the case Upholsterers' Inter. Union v. Leathercraft Furn. Co., the court ruled that the phrase for the sole and exclusive benefit of the employees did not mean that all people associated with the business must be included and that a valid fund is possible although its benefits were restricted to a portion of the total staff.


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