Important Legal Notices for Local 338 Members
The Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and Other Federal Labor and Employment Laws Protecting Workers’ Rights
Keeping members informed about their rights and the resources our union provides is essential to protecting them on the job. As part of this effort, you can learn more about the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), which only protects those workers who are union members, and other federal labor and employment laws, which generally protect all workers, by downloading the Department of Labor notices below:
You have the right not to be a union member. Non-members have the right to object to paying for union activities not related to the union’s duties as bargaining agent and to obtain a reduction in fees for such activities. You have the right to receive sufficient information to enable you to intelligently decide whether to object, and the right to be told of the union’s internal procedures for becoming an objector. If you choose not to be a union member, you will lose all the rights of union membership, including:
- the right to vote “yes” or “no” on your next union contract,
- the right to vote for union officers and shop stewards,
- the right to attend union meetings, and
- the right to member benefits such as scholarship opportunities & union member discount programs.
Being a union member sends your employer the message that you are determined to protect your rights & benefits and to stand united with your co-workers.
For more information about these notices, please contact your Union Representative.