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I work part-time and Im a union member. My gross pay for the

I work part-time and I'm...
I work part-time and I'm a union member. My gross pay for the week was 134.64. After taxes I was left with 111.32. The union then took all of that for union dues and an initiation fee, leaving me with $0.00. Can the union due this? What rights do I have because I'm not a fan of working for nothing.
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Unfortunately, legally if you belong to a union they are entitled to their dues for representing you as a member. Sadly, this is what happens with unions, they charge considerable dues to represent members and negotiate contracts and pursue grievances with the employer. I am afraid that if your dues were due and owing, they had a right to deduct those dues from pay and it is not an illegal deduction from pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.




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