Union Politics Raise Religious Discrimination Concerns

Glen Greenwood worked as an enforcement official at the Ohio EPA for 19 years without major incident. But when his position became unionized in 1996, things started to go downhill.

Greenwood, a devout Presbyterian and a member of the church's board of elders, disagreed with some of the political standpoints the union took--chiefly support for homosexual marriage and abortion. Greenwood told his employer that he didn't want to pay fees to an organization to which he had a strong religious objection. He asked the agency to donate his fair-share fees to charity rather than give the money to the union.

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