Withdrawal Cards

 
The withdrawal card request must be in accordance with Article XVIII Section 6 and 7 of the IBT Constitution.
A withdrawal card, as stated in Article XVIII, must be requested within 90 days of the last day of the month in which the member’s Company-verified leave began.
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS SERVING IN THE MILITARY (ACTIVE/RESERVE):  

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details on your responsibilities when taking any approved military leave of absence.  
The IBT has unique requirements to assist you in keeping your membership in good standing.
Military LOAs must be coded as such by the Company to meet the IBT's specific criteria.  
If your military leave exceeds two consecutive years, you will need to request a traditional withdrawal card.
 
It is the member’s responsibility to request a withdrawal card or to remain in good standing while on a leave of absence.
The Local does not receive leave information from the Company as to the time that the employee alerts them of upcoming leave beginning or ending dates.
It is the member’s responsibility to alert the Local via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when beginning or returning from a leave of absence.
 
  • Failure to alert the Local could result in the member’s account becoming delinquent. It is the member’s responsibility to keep their account current - the Local does not send out monthly reminders of delinquent accounts.
  • Please review your pay stub to avoid missed and/or under payments. 
  • The member is responsible for all dues and assessments when a withdrawal card is not requested in accordance with Article XVIII Section 6 and 7 of the IBT Constitution, with no exceptions.
 
Please note the Local is given your dues from the Company, we do not request the amounts.
Members may not owe dues and assessments while out on a Company-verified leave of absence if they fall within the specifications of Article XVIII Section 6 and 7 of the IBT Constitution.
However, even if a withdrawal card is requested, the member may still owe dues and assessments due to the following requirements:
 
A member must pay dues and assessments for the month that they go out on the leave of absence and the month that they return from leave of absence.
For example, if you go out on leave of absence in January and return in February you would owe for both months if you worked within both months.
If a member goes out on a leave of absence in January, returns in March, and has requested a withdrawal card in accordance with Article XVIII Section 6 and 7, then the member would not owe dues and assessments for the month of February.
 
The Local does not retroactively issue withdrawal cards.  Withdrawal card requests cannot be honored if the member alerts the Local of a leave of absence after returning to work.  
In addition, withdrawal card requests will not be honored if a member requests a withdrawal card anytime outside of the 90 day window or after close of business on the last business day of the month required to request a withdrawal card (see chart below).
 
The withdrawal card process may take several weeks. The Local can process withdrawal cards only after the start date of the LOA or after the date of resignation/termination.  
In addition, the Local must receive verification of the leave/resignation/termination dates from the Company.  
Withdrawal cards must be signed by the Local Union's President and Secretary-Treasurer.  
 

Examples of withdrawal request windows

A withdrawal card, as stated in Article XVIII, must be requested within 90 days of the last day of the month in which the member’s company verified leave started.
Member must be current in all financial obligations to the Local including the entire month in which leave started to be eligible for a withdrawal card.   
Member must also pay dues and assessments for the entire month in which he or she returns from leave of absence.
 
  

Resignation/Terminations/Retirees:

If you request a withdrawal card to to termination or resignation, you must be paid current with your dues and assessment obligation and adhere to Article XVIII, Section 6A of the IBT Constitution.