Below is a model of the union`s resignation letter. You should review your union`s statutes and statutes to see if it is specific to who should be sent a resignation. Send the original to the union, send a copy to your employer and save a copy for your files. [LETTER TO THE UNION: AUTHENTICATED MAILING, REQUEST FOR RETURN] [Your address] [Date] [Name and address of the association] [Name of competent union officer]: I am resigning as a member of [union name]. My resignation will take effect immediately. I will continue to fulfill my legal obligation to pay replacement fees to the union as part of its «union security» agreement with [employer name]. In addition, I reject the collection and issuance of a levy for purposes other than my proportionate share of the union`s costs for collective bargaining, contract management and claims adjustment, as well as my constitutional right under the Abood against the Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977). According to Chicago Teachers Union v.
Hudson, 475 U.S. 292 (1986), I ask you to give me my first amendment of procedural rights, including: reducing my costs to an amount that involves only constitutional costs; communication on the calculation of this amount, controlled by an independent accountant; and the communication on the procedure you have chosen to keep my fees on a paid receiver account and give me the opportunity to challenge your calculation and have it verified by an impartial decision maker. [If you pay contributions by salary deduction, you include the following: as a result, I herein that I only wish to allow the deduction of my wages from the cost of representation, which are limited to expenses that are legally to be accounted for under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. If I have to sign a form to make this change, please give me the required form.] Please answer immediately. Any new collection or issuance of contributions or fees on my part without the procedural safeguards required in the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution is contrary to my civil rights under the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S. Code 1983 and the U.S. Constitution.
Finally, consider this objection to be permanent and continuous. Honestly, [name] cc: [employer name] [LETTER TO EMPLOYER: SEND BY CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECeipt REQUESTED] [Your address] [Date] [Name and address of the department responsible for wage deductions][ To the head of payroll accounting]: Today I submitted my resignation from [union name].