A national organization says it's helping a West Michigan man bring an unfair labor practice charge against a local Teamsters union.
According to the National Right to Work Foundation, its staff attorneys are helping Gary Frost bring his case to the National Labor Relations Board.
National Right to Work president Mark Mix said Frost is doing a difficult thing going up against a union.
"We believe Michigan's Right to Work Law first and foremost is the law of the state, and the union has no compelling interest in forcing him to pay dues to keep his job.
The case accuses Teamsters Local 406 of trying to keep Frost from using Michigan's Right to Work Law to opt out of paying dues. Union leaders have allegedly told him he can do so only during a window period, which they have not identified.
The complaint will be investigated by a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. "If they say the union hasn't done anything wrong here, then there's a chance we'll appeal to the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C."
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation provides free legal aide to employees who feel like their rights have violated.