I was injured during doing the job with the same union. Since that I can not return to work due my injuries. I'm permanently disabled because of that accident. Me and my family(wife and small child) were provide with health insurance and was granted by previous president of the union. Now, new president of the union took away health insurance from my family because I do not have enough credits. How can I have credits if I do not work because all my sustained injuries from accident. I'm still paying the union dues. I think is very unfair. Also, wrote the register letter to president and vice-president of that union regarding the issue - did not get any answer, which was very rude and unprofessional.
Is any way I can sue the union for it?
You will need to speak with an attorney who can review your exact union status as well as the union rules and regulations. If you were injured on the job you have a workers compensation case and should speak with an attorney about that.
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Dear Madam or Sir in Manhattan:
We assume you have made a workers' compensation claim against your employer and the medical treatment is being paid by the WC Carrier, as well as compensation payments to you for being out of work because of the accident.
As for suing your Union, that question should be posed in a different place and I will try to put you there.
Be prepared to answer whether the past Union President put his promise in writing.
The foregoing is based on the little information provided; additional facts may change the comments given.
This is not really a workers compensation question. The question is whether the contract negotiated by the union with your employer allows them to discontinue your insurance. Call your union representative and ask.
Unfortunately this is outside the scope of workers' comp. You need a labor lawyer or contract lawyer to review your union contract and see if their actions violate it. Generally speaking, there is no legal protection against loss of health insurance when someone is out on comp. But it may be that you have a union contract that provides some protection. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I wish there were laws that protected people a little more in these circumstances.
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