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Auto industry contracts for roughly 43 percent of the 400,000 UAW members expired in mid-September. Now autoworkers in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin finally have a full choice regarding their support of the UAW.

This website is dedicated to informing private sector UAW members about their rights.

After your contract expired, the UAW can no longer get you fired for non payment. After September 14, 2015, UAW workers in these new worker-freedom states enjoy the same rights as workers in other right-to-work states and may choose whether to financially support their union or not.

What does right-to-work mean for UAW and other union members?

Collective bargaining is almost exactly the same in right-to-work states as it is in non-right-to-work states. Workers and the UAW can still bargain over wages, hours and working conditions with employers like GM, Chrysler, Ford, and parts suppliers. The only difference is that in right-to-work states a worker cannot be fired for refusing to financially support a union such as the UAW.

Below you can learn more about right-to-work, read testimonials from other autoworkers, and fill out the form and easily generate an opt-out letter to send to your union.


If you have question or require legal assistance, UAWOptOut works closely with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. The foundation can be reached at 1-800-336-3600 or online.