I am a union construction worker. Under my agreement with the union, I agree to be sent where the union sees fit, and not quit. (I'm an apprentice.)
Having recently completed a job, the contractor wanted to transfer me to another location. For personal, and possibly medical reasons, I declined, and requested a lay-off.
The contractor instead issued me a "quit-ticket" which claims I have quit the job. This breaches my contract with the union. The job is completed, as in the work at the job site is finished, and there is no more work for me to do.
My question is whether this is some form of extortion, or what the legal term is for this type of scenario. They could have fired me, or laid me off, neither of which would force me to breech my union contract.