Employees should thoroughly review the obligations they are agreeing to when considering whether to join a Labor Union. A recent case from the Ninth District Court of Appeals from Medina, Ohio demonstrates that Union membership could cost you, literally. The Court in Bricklayers' Local Union No. 5 v. Ramey, 9th Dist. No. 10CA0121, 2011-Ohio-6331, upheld a Union's power to fine its members for violations of union rules.