Pro-Life Woman Wins Lawsuit After She Was Forced to Pay Due to Pro-Abortion Labor Union

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 25, 2022   |   5:57PM   |   Nashville, Tennessee

A pro-life Tennessee worker won a settlement from the Laborers International Union of North America this month after she objected to paying dues because of the union’s pro-abortion stance.

The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports Dorothy Frame, a pro-life Catholic from Fort Campbell, sued the union in 2019 after her request for a religious exemption was refused.

She recently reached a settlement in the case, with the union agreeing to pay $10,000 and write a letter of apology, according to the report.

“No American worker should have to pay tribute to a union they oppose just to keep their job, whether their objections are religious or otherwise,” said Mark Mix, president of National Right to Work Foundation, which represented Frame in the case.

Mix praised Frame for standing strong for her beliefs, adding, “Big Labor’s government-granted privilege to force rank-and-file workers to support their activities creates a breeding ground for such malfeasance and anti-worker abuse.”

Frame worked as an environmental service worker at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital when she sued LIUNA for discrimination, the local news reports.

In the lawsuit, she said she believes it is wrong to pay union dues to LIUNA because of its pro-abortion stance. Frame said she requested a religious exemption but was refused.

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Even after she filed her lawsuit, she said LIUNA kept taking dues out of her paycheck.

Here’s more from the report:

At the time, LIUNA lawyers demanded that Frame provide “legitimate justification” for why her beliefs and union activity conflicted. According to Frame’s complaint, a union lawyer said that Frame’s understanding of her faith was “inferior to his own understanding her faith.” …

[This month,] LIUNA agreed to the settlement on the condition that the lawsuit was dropped.

Many labor unions support the legalized killing of unborn babies in abortions and contribute to pro-abortion politicians’ campaigns.

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) donate to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood, which aborted more than 350,000 unborn babies last year.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Planned Parenthood also has received money from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, United Autoworkers Union, Service Employees International Union, and the United Food and Commercial Union in the past decade.

Discrimination against pro-life workers and students also is a growing problem. Nursesmidwives and students training for the medical profession also have won lawsuits after being discriminated against for believing unborn babies deserve a right to life.