LIUNA Union Officials Face Lawsuit for Religious Discrimination

Dorothy Frame, a Tennessee employee for J&J Worldwide Service, has filed a lawsuit against Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) for religious discrimination. She claims that the union supports and funds movements that go against her religion. However, she is afraid that refusing to pay into the union will cost her her job.

According to The Center Square, her filing contains the following statement:

“Ms. Frame believes that abortion is a grave sin,” her lawsuit reads. “She believes joining or financially supporting the Unions would make her complicit in that sin because she believes that the Unions support and promote abortion. Thus, she believes that any money the Unions collect from her makes her complicit in sin and violates her religious beliefs.”


In response to Frame’s lawsuit against LIUNA for religious discrimination, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has taken up the case. Here is what Foundation President Mark Mix has shared on the matter:

“LIUNA officials have put their arrogance and callousness on full display by forcing Ms. Frame to choose between losing her job and severely compromising her religious beliefs,” National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix said. “Denying an individual a simple religious accommodation is a clear violation of federal law, and Foundation attorneys will fight for Ms. Frame until she gets one.”


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