This blog post will show you samples of “Union resignation letters.”
Writing a “Union resignation letter.”
When writing a “Union resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.
- The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the union and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the last date of your work.
- Indicate the reason you are leaving your position. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
- Finally, thank the union members for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
- Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to the board. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.
Sample 1: “Resignation letters from the union”
“Dear Ms. Lynche,
I just wished to formally notify you that I am resigning from my membership with the union. I am resigning due to personal reasons and am relinquishing all union rights, responsibilities and privileges effective immediately. Please accept this letter as my official notice of resignation from my union membership. I appreciate your assistance in having my membership removed.
If you or anyone else in the teacher’s union suffer from any inconvenience as a result of my resignation, I sincerely apologize and hope that you will get in touch with me via telephone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] if you have any questions regarding this matter or wish to discuss this with me any further. I respect your time and will ensure that all messages are replied to as quickly as possible.
I believe that I have made the best possible choice at this time but am thankful for the cooperation and benefits of working with the union during my time of membership. I appreciated it while it lasted but am ready to move on to other things. I wish you all the best and thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
Marshall L. Garland
ABC High School”
Sample 2: “Resignation letters from the union”
[Your phone number]
[Your email address]
[Name of the union]
[Address of the union]
[Other relevant contact information for the union]
Dear [name and union role of your recipient],
I’m writing to officially announce my resignation as [your union position] of [name of the union], effective immediately. I understand that by resigning, I’m relinquishing my union privileges and responsibilities. I plan to fulfill my due obligation until [the end of the current payment period].
In addition, please consider this letter a formal notification that I am revoking my authorization for payroll deduction of union dues. If [name of the union] requires a signed form for this change, kindly send it to me as soon as possible.
I’ve decided to leave the union due to [briefly mention the reason, or consider omitting this section if it’s because of a personal reason]. Thank you for [your support in this decision].
[Include one or two final sentences here.]
Sample 3: “Resignation letters from the union”
123 West 19th Street, Apartment 456
Chicago, Illinois, 78901
May 15, 2021
Chicago Elementary School Teacher’s Union
888 South Wabash Road
Chicago, Illinois, 78901
Dear President Darren Maxwell,
I’m writing to officially announce my resignation as Treasurer of the Chicago Elementary School Teacher’s Union, effective immediately. I understand that by resigning, I’m relinquishing my union privileges and responsibilities. I plan to fulfill my dues obligation until the end of the current payment period.
In addition, please consider this letter a formal notification that I am revoking my authorization for payroll deduction of union dues. If Chicago Elementary School Teacher’s Union requires a signed form for this change, please send it to me as soon as possible.
I’ve decided to leave the union because I am moving to Boston, Massachusetts, at the end of this month. I’ve been offered an administrator position there, and I look forward to advancing my career in education with Boston Public Schools. Thank you for supporting my career growth over the past seven years. I appreciate your commitment to improving working conditions for all elementary school teachers.
I’ve included a delivery receipt. Please kindly sign and return it to me within a week. I wish the Chicago Elementary School Teacher’s Union all the best in its future endeavors.
West 19th Street School”
Sample 4: “Resignation letters from the union”
City, State, Zip [email protected]
Dear Mr. Crosby,
This is a formal notification that I am resigning my position as Vice President of the Teacher’s Local 37 Union. I understand that by doing so I will lose all the rights and privileges that come with being an officer with the union. Besides leaving the position, I will be resigning my membership as well.
This is not a decision I make lightly. But as you know I have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is apparently in its late stages and I am looking at aggressive treatment that could include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
To say this situation has given me reason to reprioritize would be an understatement. I have devoted the last 20 years of my life to the educational system. That includes eight years acting as an advocate with the union. While I have no regrets, I have made personal sacrifices that I can no longer say were for the best of everyone, especially my family.
So as I approach this new challenge, I want to revisit old ones. But that means I make one more sacrifice and that has to be the time I have devoted to the union.
I hope everyone understands. I wish Local 37 the best in their ventures.
Sample 5: “Resignation letters from the union”
“[insert your Name]
[insert your Mailing address]
[insert Name of union]
[insert Address of union]
[insert Name of appropriate union officer]:
I hereby resign as a member of [name of union]. My resignation is effective immediately. I will continue to meet my lawful obligation of paying a representation fee to the union under its “union security” agreement with [name of employer].
Furthermore, I object to collection and expenditure of a fee for any purpose other than my pro rata share of the union’s costs of collective bargaining, contract administration, and grievance adjustment, as is my constitutional right under Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977). Pursuant to Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, 475 U.S. 292 (1986), I request that you provide me with my First Amendment procedural rights, including: reduction of my fees to an amount that includes only constitutionally chargeable costs; notice of the calculation of that amount, verified by an independent certified public accountant; and notice of the procedure that you have adopted to hold my fees in an interest-bearing escrow account and give me an opportunity to challenge your calculation and have it reviewed by an impartial decisionmaker.
[If you pay dues by payroll deduction, include the following: Accordingly, I also hereby notify you that I wish to authorize only the deduction from my wages of representation fees limited to those costs that are lawfully chargeable under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. If I am required to sign a form to make that change, please provide me with the necessary form.]
Please reply promptly. Any further collection or expenditure of dues or fees from me made without the procedural safeguards required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution will violate my civil rights under the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S. Code § 1983, and the U.S. Constitution.
Finally, please consider this objection to be permanent and continuing in nature.
cc: [name of employer]”
Frequently Asked Questions: Writing a “Union resignation letter.”
How do I end my union membership?
You can end your union membership by submitting a resignation letter to the union. If you have authorized payroll deduction of your dues, you would also have to notify your employer that you wish to revoke that authorization.
Do you have to resign from the union?
Yes, you have to resign from the union. However, The union has no obligation to verify your continued intention to remain a member.
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