Unions aren't employers and don't fire people.No they cannot not force you,but they can fire you if you do not do what you're told.
The contract you signed spelled out that you are still obligated to abide by any changes to the agreement. Paying dues is what acknowledges that you agree to the contract in it's current form. When you stop paying dues, you are no longer bound by the agreement.There was no contractual language addressing meetings in the agreement I signed.
That is incorrect. Unions force journeymen to do a LOT of things. There's thousands of pages of rules that they have to abide by.I guess I am wondering how a union can force a dues paying member to do anything. The journeyman can't be forced to do anything... I pay the exact same dues as them.
this thread is kind of ridiculous.... you gotta understand the difference between what's legal to do, and what they "can" do....No they cannot not force you,but they can fire you if you do not do what you're told.
No, no one ever said that anyone was equal.Thanks for clarifying that. So in legally it doesn't matter if you are a journeyman or an apprentice?
Does that mean that if one group is compelled to do something then the other should be as well since they are equal members?
Until you are indentured the can cut you lose for no reason at allthis thread is kind of ridiculous.... you gotta understand the difference between what's legal to do, and what they "can" do....
just as they can't "fire" you, however they can "suspend" you...
they can "firmly suggest" that you follow their requests, they cannot "make" you do anything.... you still have a choice, but with every choice there are consequences.