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Air Traffic Controller Wins Federal Settlement from Government Union Bosses After Overt Religious Discrimination

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Air Traffic Controller Wins Federal Settlement from Government Union Bosses After Overt Religious Discrimination

Union had worker transferred to force him to work on Saturday, violating his religious beliefs and threatening his livelihood

Potomac, VA (July 29, 2014) – With the help of National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employee has won a federal settlement from a government union that used his religious beliefs to punish him for resigning his union membership.

Last year, Matthew Gray, a Seventh-day Adventist who works at the FAA's Potomac facility, filed a federal charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority against the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) union.

Gray filed the charge after he was informed by a union official that he was being removed from his detail and transferred to another in which he would have to work on Saturdays as punishment for resigning from the union. Gray resigned union membership because he believes union membership is contrary to his faith.

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Air Traffic Controller Files Charges against FAA, Union for Overt Religious Discrimination

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Air Traffic Controller Files Charges against FAA, Union for Overt Religious Discrimination

Union had worker transferred to force him to work on Saturday, violating his religious beliefs and threatening his livelihood

Potomac, VA (August 6, 2013) – With the help of National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employee has filed charges against his employer and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) union with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Matthew Gray's charges allege that union and FAA officials used his religious beliefs to punish him after he decided to resign from the union.

Gray, a Seventh-day Adventist, currently works at the FAA's Potomac facility. After resigning his membership in NATCA because he believes union membership is contrary to his faith, Gray was informed by a union official on February 6 that he was being removed from his detail and transferred to another in which he would have to work on Saturdays as punishment for resigning from the union.

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Local FAA Worker Files Federal Charge Challenging Illegal Union Dues Scheme

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Local FAA Worker Files Federal Charge Challenging Illegal Union Dues Scheme

Union officials refuse to acknowledge worker's rights; continue taking dues despite his request

Myrtle Beach, SC (August 1, 2013) – A local Air Transportation Systems Specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has filed a federal charge against the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) union for forcing him to pay union dues even though he is not a union member.

With the help of National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, Daryl Reinsch of Conway filed the charge with the Federal Labor Relations Authority earlier this week.

On October 22, 2012, Reinsch resigned membership in the PASS union and timely revoked his union dues deduction authorization effective March 1, 2013, under the contract then in effect. Union officials use union dues deduction authorizations to have dues automatically withheld from employee paychecks.

However, FAA and PASS union officials refuse to acknowledge Reinsch's dues deduction authorization revocation because the FAA and the union hierarchy signed a new monopoly bargaining agreement in December, after Reinsch timely resigned union membership and revoked his dues deduction authorization.

As a result, the FAA continues to collect, and PASS union officials continue to accept, union dues from Reinsch's paychecks.

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