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 (), the union refused the driver’s request to quit the union.
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.