This letter is intended for the Union president / office
NAME OF UNION
CITY, STATE, ZIP
Re: Religious Accommodation Request – Union Membership / Dues
Dear Mr./ Ms. (PRESIDENT’S NAME):
Please accept this letter as my formal request for religious accommodation not to join [name of union]. I submit this request based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and relevant state law.
It is my sincere religious conviction that I cannot join or financially support a labor union. This request is not based on any hard feelings toward any individual or to the labor organization. Rather, it is based on principles I have found in God’s Word. I am informed that Federal courts have consistently held that employees like myself who object to labor union membership are entitled to accommodation by means of paying the equivalent of union dues to a charity. I am willing to do so, and it is my desire to choose [name of charity]. If required, I will submit receipts showing payment of the dues equivalent to demonstrate compliance with my obligations.
Since this method of accommodation has been approved by the Federal courts and is well recognized, I trust that you will cooperate in recording my accommodation, and noting my abstention from labor union membership.
(SIGN YOUR NAME)
Enc.: Letter from my Church Pastor (OPTIONAL BUT HELPFUL)
cc: Alan J. Reinach, Esq.
Executive Director and General Counsel
Church State Council