Union bosses trap bus drivers into union membership and dues payments
Little Rock, AR (May 29, 2014) – A group of Pulaski County Special School District bus drivers have filed a federal suit against the school district and a local union for violating their rights.
The five Little Rock-area bus drivers filed the federal suit with free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.
The school bus drivers all sent a letter to the Pulaski Association of Support Staff (PASS) union exercising their right to refrain from union membership and refrain from paying union dues or fees.
Under the U.S. Constitution, workers have the unconditional right to refrain from union membership at any time. Under Arkansas's popular Right to Work law, nonmember workers can refrain from paying union dues and fees.
PASS union officials denied the bus drivers' requests to resign union membership and refrain from union dues payments, instead claiming that the drivers can only resign their union membership during a 15-day "window period" in July.