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NON RIGHT TO WORK STATES
It has come to our attention that some local union presidents are
threatening people with false information. They are being told that
the local president can pull their union card thus causing them to
lose their jobs.
The local president can have you
removed from the union for several different reasons but THEY CAN
NOT CAUSE YOU TO LOSE YOUR JOB. You still must pay the part of your
union dues that covers the cost of representing you and costs
associated with services that benefit you such as arbitration.
Under what is known as the Beck laws your dues should be
substantially lower than what you pay now.
In everyday language you are
entitled by law to withdraw from the union and still keep your job
as long as you pay your union dues. You are entitled to a partial
refund of the dues you pay as long as you request that these funds
be returned to you. The union is required by law to represent you
just as it would a member for whatever that is worth these days.
After all you are paying for this service.
Many are of the opinion that the
union will not represent you if you withdraw. From what I have seen
your representation is poor to say the least today. If you do lose
your job and the union does not get your job back there are avenues
we will help you with. We have documentation that shows people who
got their job back when the union was not able to do this for their
people. We would be happy to show you many examples of this if you
request this information.
Are you sick and tired of being
threatened by your local union officials? You can STOP this too if
you will only stand up to these people. There are government
agencies that handle these type of situations everyday. If you will
just let us know, then be brave enough to write a statement of what
has happened to you, we will give this information to the
appropriate government agency. We have had reports that union
officials have made threats on the families of some employees;
occasionally a fellow employee has been guilty of this. PLEASE
don't let these cowards get away with this, there is help! We will
see that you get the appropriate government agency to handle this.
The advantages of withdrawing
from the union are: the union can not impose fines on you for doing
things the union feels to be inappropriate; you are no longer bound
by any bylaws the union draws; you no longer will be required to pay
for DRIVE and such so called related services; and you no longer
will be paying to build a strike fund that you did not vote for.
The disadvantages are you will no longer have a vote in elections or
contract ratification nor will you receive strike pay.
If you are interested in
withdrawing from the union the following is an example of a letter
to do so.
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