Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, stated, “Over the years, we have helped countless unionized employees assert their rights as religious objectors not to contribute toward union agendas that contradict their beliefs. Instead, such objectors can divert the entire amount of their union dues to a qualifying charity.”
Much of the current high-profile battle in Wisconsin centers around the governor’s attempts to increase employees’ rights by making that state a “Right to Wiork” state. In more than twenty “Right to Work” states, located mostly in the South and lower Midwest, employees cannot be forced to belong to a union as a condition of their employment. By contrast, most states on the West Coast, in the Northeast, and in the upper Midwest are dominated by unions and do not give employees in unionized workplaces a choice whether they want to belong to the union.
However, federal law requires that unions allow employees who have a religious objection to supporting the union to pay the amount of their union dues to certain charities. PJI helps conscientious workers go through this process.
To instantly access free information about diverting union dues to charity, simply go to http://www.pji.org/forms/union-dues-opt-out-form and fill in the brief info requested.