Union officials discriminatorily obstruct worker from getting work based on lack of union membership
Evansville, IN (June 5, 2014) – An Industrial Contractors Skanska construction worker has filed federal charges against a local union and his employer for discriminating against him based on his lack of union membership.
With free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, Michael Feist, a 15-year construction worker, filed the federal charges late last week with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In early April 2014, Feist was expelled from the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 561 after Feist challenged the amount of dues going toward a union fund. Since then, LIUNA Local 561 union officials have refused Feist's attempts to remain current on his union dues payments.
LIUNA Local 561 union bosses instructed Skanska in April to exclude him from further work opportunities.