What should I do if my union employer has been 4 months behind on pension and union dues?

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What should I do if my union employer has been 4 months behind on pension and union dues?

It has taken money out of wages to pay insurance but hasn’t paid the insurance company. I didn’t know this until we got bills from clinic that were not covered. My union knows but seems not to care.

Asked on April 29, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your union is taking money from your paycheck earmarked for pension, union and insurance dues where your insurance company has not been paid, you have the following options:

1. contact your local department of labor about the non-payment of your insurance premiums and the seemingly lack of concern by your union as to such. The department of labor is in charge of investigating such complaints.

2. contact an attorney that practices in the area of labor/employment law as to how you are having pay taken by your union from your check to pay for benefits but the union is not making the agreed upon and required payments such as medical insurance and the apparent lack of concern by your union as to such.


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