A. If you object to the political activities of your union, financial core status allows you to fund the union’s activities that only pertain to collective bargaining and related activities. Any activities outside those surrounding collective bargaining that the union funds will not be funded with your financial contributions when you have declared financial core status.

The union’s constitution and bylaws may limit you from working on non-union jobs. The union’s enforcement of its constitution and bylaws is considered political activity outside the union’s collective bargaining activities. If you object to the union’s constitution and bylaws, financial core status allows you to fund the union’s collective bargaining activities without being subject to the union’s constitution and bylaws. You will then be allowed to work union and non-union without fear of prosecution from the union.

For additional considerations on financial core status, consult The Fi-Core Workbook.