STEP 1: Look on the website for your state to determine the law governing surety bond requirements. If the Company or Union is not part of the US Government there is no need to search for the state codes.
STEP 2: How to obtain a copy of the surety bond(s) from your Union or Company.
STEP 3: Once you know the name of the Bond Company and the bond number.
STEP 4: Once you obtain the certified copy of the bond:
If the Union Rep or Company does not correct the problems:
STEP 5: File a claim against the Union Rep or Company’s Surety bond.
Note: Filing claims against Surety Bonds is different for each bond. In most cases you will only need to write a letter to the Surety Bond Company to file your claim. In the letter state the union or company violations and how this has injured you. Details are important when drafting your claim letter.
The letter should indicate the amount of damages you are seeking. The amount of damages cannot exceed the amount of the surety bond. Use legal terms “negligent infliction of emotional distress” or property damage.
STEP 6: Fill out the claim form or download the claim letter from the website: