Court Postpones Vote on Union Dues

More than one hundred Smith County employees attempting to join an organized employee association will have to wait another week.

Monday morning, representatives of the United Steelworkers of America asked the Commissioner's Court to allow dues to be electronically deducted from employee paychecks. Some members of the court asked for the extra week to consider the proposal.

The employees hope that the new association can give them more of a voice in the county.