Remmington Duk Worker Wins $18,000+ for Illegal Firing at IAM Union Bosses’ Behest

IAM officials illegally demanded full dues and membership from Remmington Duk on pain of discharge. The Foundation helped Duk file his case and got the word out about his struggle, and he has now won thousands in a settlement. (source: NRTWLDF)

Fired New York car dealership employee Remmington Duk won more than $18,000 from International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Automotive (IAM) Lodge 447 and Robert Basil Buick GMC. Mr. Duk filed federal charges at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 31, 2022, against IAM Lodge 447 and his former employer with free legal representation from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.

Rather than defend the illegal firing, both the car dealership and union hastily settled, paying Duk a combined $18,416 in addition to posting notices informing other workers that they cannot legally be fired for refusing to join the union and pay full union dues. […]

“Understandably, Remmington Duk is no longer interested in returning to work for an employer who went along with IAM union officials’ illegal threat to have him fired for refusing union membership and dues payment, even though he was entitled to have his job back under federal law,” commented National Right to Work Foundation Vice President Patrick Semmens. This case is yet more evidence of why Empire State workers need the protection of a Right to Work law to make all union association strictly voluntary.”


All contents from this article were originally published on the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Website.

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