UAW To Refund $26K In Ill-Gotten Union Dues To 170 EMS Workers


DETROIT, MI—Unfair labor practice charges brought by National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys for two Michigan medical emergency transportation workers against their employer and United Autoworkers (UAW) Local 708 have ended in settlements.

The settlements return to 170 workers more than $26,000 in union dues that were deducted from their paychecks without their authorization in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which protects employees’ right to refrain from union activities, and Michigan’s popular Right to Work law, which ended any requirement that workers must pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

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