[Date] ____, 2018
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UNITE HERE Local ______
Dear _________ and _________:
Effective immediately, I resign from any membership obligation that I may have with UNITE HERE. I have learned that I am not required to be a member of any union as a condition of my employment, no matter what language is used in the collective bargaining agreement that governs my employment. NLRB v. General Motors Corp., 373 U.S. 734 (1963); Pattern Makers v. NLRB, 473 U.S. 95 (1985); California Saw & Knife Works, 320 NLRB 224 (1995). I understand that as a nonmember, I remain part of the bargaining unit covered by UNITE HERE’s contract with my employer, and that I retain all seniority rights and other rights under that contract. I further understand that UNITE HERE must continue to fully and fairly represent me under the contract.
As a nonmember of UNITE HERE, I also hereby inform you that I object to supporting any of the political, ideological and nonrepresentational activities of the UNITE HERE and its affiliates. CWA v. Beck, 487 U.S. 735 (1988).
In the future, if UNITE HERE again secures a compulsory dues contract, please reduce the amount of dues that are demanded from me, so that I am not funding its political and other nonrepresentational activities. Also, please send me audited financial disclosures which explain and justify the chargeable vs. nonchargeable allocations for each level of the UNITE HERE hierarchy.
Finally, I do not wish to pay any dues while there is a contractual hiatus between you and my employer, so I ask you to immediately instruct my employer to cease all deductions for periods when there is no contract in effect, and do not enforce any dues checkoff when there is no contract in effect.
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