If you are public sector worker in a unionized workplace, you have three options for representation
These massive corporate unions work through what’s called a “unified dues” system. That is, if you’re a member of your local union, you are also automatically a member of the state affiliate AND the national organization. You cannot be a member of just your local. If you dislike this situation, you can change it—keep reading for your other two options.
You probably appreciate your local union and colleagues, and the hard work they do in representing you. There is a way to support them and continue having labor representation. It’s called creating an independent local union. This will involve your local union leaving its state or national union in a process called disaffiliation, and keeping your current local leaders under a new union name. Alternatively, you can ask the state to hold a workplace election and vote in a new union with new leaders.
If you no longer wish to be a part of any union in your workplace, you don’t have to. Information on how to resign your union membership is available here.
For information on how to pursue these options, please contact us at Info@AmericansForFairTreatment.org or 833-969-FAIR (3247).