/ Ford, Industry, News / US: Ford employee dissatisfied with UAW dues spurs right-to-work debate

US: Ford employee dissatisfied with UAW dues spurs right-to-work debate

Linked In Share
US: Ford employee dissatisfied with UAW dues spurs right-to-work debate

Todd Lemire, a tool-and-die maker with 16 years experience, has moved to file a complaint against his employer – Ford – and the UAW because of certain aspects of his union dues.

The charges were brought before the National Labor Relations Board last week and the National Right to Work Foundation now legally advises him. The case is very interesting, sparking an ongoing debate about parts of the UAW dues that can go towards fund-raising for political activities.

While all three Detroit automakers usually deal with the UAW for all plant workers, Michigan’s Republican legislators passed right-to-work laws late in 2012, allowing workers to shed union representation. According to the current UAW- Detroit three contract, the union can automatically deduct from the workers pay the dues – including the ones used for political purposes. Lemire targeted them specifically in his complaint.

“No worker should be forced to jump over hurdles to exercise their right to refrain from union affiliation,” said Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation. “This case underscores just how important Michigan’s Right to Work law is for workers.”

The automatic deduction of dues ends on September 15, 2015, when the UAW contract with the US automakers expires. After that workers can opt out of paying union dues altogether in Michigan, shedding union representation.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - filed under Ford, Industry, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
complaint political aspects right to work uaw


Discuss: US: Ford employee dissatisfied with UAW dues spurs right-to-work debate

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Arrivabene willing to ‘provoke’ Ecclestone
Arrivabene willing to ‘provoke’ EcclestoneMar.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Maurizio Arrivabene is quickly climbing the ladder as arguably one of the most popular team bosses in ...
Mercedes in ‘another dimension’ – Ricciardo
Mercedes in ‘another dimension’ – RicciardoMar.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Earlier, Daniel Ricciardo was planning a full title tilt for 2015. Now, he is in little doubt: "The ...
McLaren expecting to struggle for ‘a few races’
McLaren expecting to struggle for ‘a few races’Mar.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren is expecting to struggle through the opening few races of the season. While the rest of the ...
McLaren expecting Alonso health news ‘soon’
McLaren expecting Alonso health news ‘soon’Mar.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren boss Eric Boullier is confident the Woking team will not be without its star driver for the ...
Teams warn Ecclestone of ‘cash flow crisis’
Teams warn Ecclestone of ‘cash flow crisis’Mar.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Two weeks before the 2015 season begins, the shape of the grid remains unclear. And that is not just ...
Mercedes to ‘help’ save German GP – Wolff
Mercedes to ‘help’ save German GP – WolffMar.1 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Concerns are growing that Germany really will be dropped from the 2015 calendar. Officially, the ...
Report of $231m deal for Hamilton ‘like satire’ – Wolff
Report of $231m deal for Hamilton ‘like satire’ – WolffFeb.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Toto Wolff has scoffed at a media report purporting to know the dizzying value of Lewis Hamilton's ...
Manor racing to be ready for Melbourne – Booth
Manor racing to be ready for Melbourne – BoothFeb.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Team founder John Booth is confident the former Marussia team will make it to Melbourne. Having ...
‘Manor Marussia’ on 2015 entry list
‘Manor Marussia’ on 2015 entry listFeb.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) As predicted earlier, the FIA on Friday published the official 2015 entry list that includes a place ...
Vettel hails ‘awesome’ pace from new Mercedes
Vettel hails ‘awesome’ pace from new MercedesFeb.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) After a winter of apparent 'sandbagging', Mercedes finally let the cat out of the bag on ...
McLaren quiet on Alonso’s ‘medical situation’
McLaren quiet on Alonso’s ‘medical situation’Feb.28 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren has counted itself out of the continuing speculation about Fernando Alonso's medical ...
Alonso hit wall at 105kph – report
Alonso hit wall at 105kph – reportFeb.27 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Fernando Alonso struck the wall at 105 kilometres per hour last Sunday. That was the claim on ...
‘I’m completely fine’ says smiling Alonso
‘I’m completely fine’ says smiling AlonsoFeb.27 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Fernando Alonso on Friday declared himself "completely fine" after his Barcelona crash and four-day ...
Manor to appear on 2015 entry list on Friday
Manor to appear on 2015 entry list on FridayFeb.27 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Friday is another crucial day in the history of the reborn Marussia team. Now called Manor, the ...
Exclusive: Honda confirms NSX debut for Geneva, announces the rest of the lineup
Exclusive: Honda confirms NSX debut for Geneva, announces the rest of the lineupHonda has officially confirmed the European debut of the NSX supercar which will be made at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and it has ...
Read more automotive news


2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus scg 003c 1
bugatti veyron finale 1
white ferrari 458 spider crash 1
lamborghini aventador sv leaked 1
ferrari 360 modena crash australia 1
rolls-royce suv 1
Audi S3 Cabrio by MTM tuning 1
FAB Design updated the Mercedes G55 and the G63 AMG 1
Hyundai-i20-Active-sketch 1
2016 peugeot partner 1
2016 smart fortwo brabus 1
Mercedes-AMG GT3 1

More automotive from inautonews
Honda has officially confirmed the European debut of the NSX supercar which will be made at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and it has also confirmed the rest of the lineup present at the event. After being shown more than a month ago, at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit, the brand new NSX is getting ready to ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – Serenity
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – SerenityFord has been battling losses for years in its Ford of Europe business, but judging by the model lineup of the second largest US automaker you would ...
Test Drive: Renault Megane GT Line Energy 1.2 TCe
Test Drive: Renault Megane GT Line Energy 1.2 TCe Besides the Megane GT Line diesel, tested here, Renault is also offering a petrol version of the model which is using the 1.2-liter turbo. But is ...
Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin Vantage N430 Q – Brutal
Test Drive: 2015 Aston Martin Vantage N430 Q – Brutal Unveiled just last year during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Aston Martin N430 is, according to the British automaker the most dramatic ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Cadillac ATS for power sunroof controlsGeneral Motors has issued yet another recall, this time for the Cadillac ATS, because of a problem ... Recall roundup: Chrysler 200 vehiclesChrysler has recently issued a recall for the 200 vehicles because these may have a manufacturing ...
Safety Section