National Right to Work Foundation Sends Out Legal Notice to UPS Workers as Nationwide Strike Approaches

On July 10, 2023, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation sent a special legal notice to UPS workers in response to news reports suggesting that Teamsters union bosses are on the verge of issuing a nationwide strike order against the shipping company.

“The Foundation wants you to learn about your legal rights from independent sources,” the notice informed UPS workers. “You should not rely on what self-interested union officials tell you.”

The legal notice makes UPS workers who want to work during a strike aware of their need to submit resignations before returning to work. By doing this, workers can evade union fines and other forms of union retaliation. “Your resignation letter must be postmarked THE DAY BEFORE you return to work, or hand delivered BEFORE you actually return to work,” the notice stated. 

On top of that, the notice informs employees of other actions they can take to disassociate themselves from the Teamsters union, which includes how to stop their funding of unwanted union activities.

“If you work in a state with Right to Work protections, you have a right to cut off all payments of dues and fees to the union if you don’t support its activities,” the notice stated. “If you do not work in a state with Right to Work protections, you at least have a right to opt-out of dues payments for union politics, and may be able to avoid other union financial support.”

“UPS employees across the country will undoubtedly have very reasonable concerns about whether Teamsters officials’ sweeping strike order is really in workers’ best interests,” said National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation President Mark Mix.

“The fact is Teamsters bosses have a long history of pursuing their own agenda and what advances their interests with respect to internal union politics at all costs, even if it means tossing aside the well-being of the workers they claim to ‘represent,'” Mix added. “Fortunately, UPS workers seeking to exercise their right to work despite Teamsters bosses’ strike order can turn to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation for free legal assistance.”

“National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys have a well-established track record of winning cases on behalf of workers, especially UPS workers, against Teamsters union bosses’ illegal tactics,” Mix said in a concluding remark.

Unions once served a legitimate purpose to check corporate excesses. Now they’re a cancer on the economic body of the US. They only line the pockets of union bosses and provide shock troops to the Democratic Party. Such institutions are parasitic in nature and disrupt the economic order of the nation. 

If we want both a stable economy and a considerably weakened Left, labor union influence must be reduced at all costs. One way to do that is by adopting the National Right to Work Committee’s model Right to Work legislation, which makes union dues as a condition of employment strictly voluntary.

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