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UAW (United Automobile Workers) Charged with Coercion In Refusing To Allow Member To Resign

Reuters is reporting that a Michigan truck driver has filed an unfair labor practice charge against the UAW after refusing to allow the driver to exercise her right to quit the union and stop paying dues. Even though Michigan is now a right to work state (see our previous coverage), the union refused the driver’s request to quit the union.

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The driver sent a letter to officials at the UAW local in Dearborn, Michigan, stating her desire to quit the union. About one month later, the UAW responded that the driver would have to come to the union hall in person and show photo ID in order to quit.

The driver is being represented by the National Right to Work Foundation, which noted the UAW’s long-professed stance against “’outrageous voter ID laws.”  The Foundation’s press release can be found here.

Download a copy of the charge.

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About this Author

John Koenig, Barnes Thornburg Law Firm, Atlanta and Indianapolis, Labor and Employment Law Attorney

John T.L. Koenig is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He maintains a national, full-service practice representing management exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law.

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Mr. Koenig represents companies in the grievance and arbitration process, collective bargaining, strike preparation, union organizing and election matters, and in unfair labor practice and representational cases before the NLRB. He frequently trains supervisors on effective and...