Any thoughts on how to organize a landowner royalty union ?
Starting at the top, I would think that a web site would be necessary, part of it open to everyone to share information and network and part of it closed to the public for sharing more sensitive information.
The second layer might be teaching folks how to read and check royalty statements against the numbers reported to the state and then helping folks go through a process of giving your producer a reasonable and fair opportunity to redress a shortage.
And then a third part would be the legal arm, helping each other get in touch with the right representation to act on your behalf in and court proceeding.
I would think that the site we are using would be eager to get in on the act.
Thank you for sharing, please keep us updated on any resolution. I suspect this happens many times over but too many folks simply cash the check and let the producers off the hook for inflated deductions.