Can a union deny a promotion or pull you off a job for owing assessments and fines?

Not union dues – just assessments and fines.

Asked on August 10, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Oregon

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It all depends on what your union contract provides for. You should contact your union rep and go over the details of your situation with them.
That having been said, unions are typically well versed in just what they can or cannot do Therefore, the probability seems high that your union's actions are in fact legal.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

It all depends on what your union contract provides for. You should contact your union rep and go over the details of your situation with them.
That having been said, unions are typically well versed in just what they can or cannot do Therefore, the probability seems high that your union's actions are in fact legal.


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