[Date] ____, 2011
Ms. Helen Gibson, Agency Fee Administrator
Communications Workers of America
501 Third St., N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-2797
CWA Local ______
Dear Ms. Gibson and _________:
Effective immediately, I resign from any membership obligation that I may have with CWA. I have learned that I am not required to be a member of any union as a condition of my employment, no matter what language is used in the collective bargaining agreement that governs my employment. NLRB v. General Motors Corp., 373 U.S. 734 (1963); Pattern Makers v. NLRB, 473 U.S. 95 (1985); California Saw & Knife Works, 320 NLRB 224 (1995). I understand that as a nonmember, I remain part of the bargaining unit covered by CWA’s contract with my employer, and that I retain all seniority rights and other rights under that contract. I further understand that CWA must continue to fully and fairly represent me under the contract.
As a nonmember of the CWA, I also hereby inform you that I object to supporting any of the political, ideological and nonrepresentational activities of the CWA and its affiliates. CWA v. Beck, 487 U.S. 735 (1988). I do not wish to pay any dues while there is a contractual hiatus between you and my employer, so I ask you to immediately instruct Verizon to cease all deductions for periods when there is no contract in effect.
In the future, if CWA again secures a compulsory dues contract, please reduce the amount of dues that are demanded from me, so that I am not funding its political and other nonrepresentational activities. Also, please send me audited financial disclosures which explain and justify the chargeable vs. nonchargeable allocations for each level of the CWA hierarchy.
Finally, this is a continuing objection, unless and until I inform you otherwise.
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