The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation defends America’s workers against the abuses of compulsory unionism. To learn your rights as a state or local government employee, click on any of the following questions:
Questions & Answers
- Can I be required to be a union member or pay dues to a union?
- If I work in a Right to Work state, can I resign my union membership and cut off any further dues collections from my salary?
- How can I resign my union membership?
- How do I cut off the use of my dues for politics and other nonbargaining activities?
- If I do not live in a Right to Work State, how can I stop paying all union dues?
- What if I have religious objections to joining or financially supporting a union?
- What if I am a victim of union violence?
- What if I want to work during a strike?
- If I believe my rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses, can I file my own unfair labor practice charges against the union or the employer with a state agency?
Special Legal Notices
Issue Briefing Papers
- Public Sector Decertification Laws (as of 8/2010)
- Public Sector Deauthorization Laws (as of 8/2010)
- Can Union Bosses Punish You? – Union Discipline and Employee Rights
- An Employee’s Guide to Union Dues and Religious Do Nots
- Are You Funding Your Union’s Federal PAC (Political Action Committee) Unknowingly or Against Your Will?
- Catholic Social Teaching and the Right to Work (PDF)
- Employees in Right to Work States
- Big Labor’s Top Ten Special Privileges