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    There is this warehouse that's been taking union dues from employees that are not hired permanently they even take the money out after they have terminated them from that legal??? and what can I do? Should I report them? and if I do whom do I speak to?

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    Hard to say. PA is not my state and this is not my area of expertise, but there is a possibility that this is legal. PA is not a Right To Work state, which means that it is legally possible for there to be a union contract requiring this deduction. You might find the following article of interest.

    Right-to-work laws are statutes enforced in twenty-two U.S. states, mostly in the southern or western U.S., allowed under provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act, which prohibit agreements between trade unions and employers making membership or payment of union dues or "fees" a condition of employment, either before or after hiring.
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away".
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    • #3
      Didn't you post this question, although worded somewhat differently, already? It sounds really familiar.

      In any case, the union contract will prevail, so you'll have to speak with the union rep. Having said that, PA law does require written authorization for deductions from pay, even for union dues. Did you sign a dues check-off authorization?
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        Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
        Didn't you post this question, although worded somewhat differently, already? It sounds really familiar.
        This is their other thread:
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