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Payroll Deduction: Pursuant to state law and current agreement between the District and UESF, all non-supervisory employees represented by UESF, may join the union. Union dues are paid by payroll deduction and forwarded to the Union each month.                      

Union Membership: Entitles members to attend meetings, vote and hold office and participate in benefit/discounts/legal protection programs. Dues include membership in the National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, and the California Federation of Teachers.

Every member shall pay UESF/COPE dues ($1.67 per month for teachers, Paras $0.75 per pay period) as defined in item e of the bylaws. If you do not wish to participate in the Committee on Political Education (COPE), please choose one of the alternate uses for that portion of your dues:

I hereby request and voluntarily accept membership in UESF and I agree to abide by its Constitution and Bylaws. I authorize UESF to act as my exclusive representative in collective bargaining over wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment with the District. 


Authorization for Dues Withholding from Earnings

I hereby request and voluntarily authorize my employer to deduct from my earnings and pay over to The Local the regular monthly dues uniformly applicable to members of The Local. This authorization will remain in effect and shall be irrevocable unless I revoke it by sending written notice to The Local during the period not less than 30 days and not more than 45 days before 1) the annual anniversary date of this agreement or 2) the date of termination of the applicable contract between the employer and The Local, whichever occurs sooner. This authorization shall be automatically renewed as an irrevocable check-off from year to year unless I revoke it in writing during the window period, irrespective of my membership in The Local.  Union dues may not be deductible for federal income tax purposes; however, under limited circumstances dues may qualify as a business expense.

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Union Membership Benefits

Members own the union. Your right to participate in determining the direction of the union is the most important benefit of membership. Participation also means elections. Union members elect: 

  • At your site – the Union Building Committee and Building Representative 
  • At the district level – the Executive Board and local officers 
  • At the state and national levels – assembly or convention delegates 

Membership also means ownership of the contract – the document that defines your working conditions and children’s learning conditions.

Membership means someone is there to help you and look out for your interests. 

Membership means we face problems together. 

Membership also provides financial benefits thanks to the collective power of 4,000,000 NEA and AFT educators. 

Membership benefits are: 

 $1,000,000 professional liability insurance 

 Legal representation for job-related problems 

 Group-rate legal services and free consultations 

 Health & Welfare Grants available only to members 

 College Scholarships for dependents 

 Credit unions 

 Group-rate life and disability insurance 

 Group-rate homeowner and renters’ insurance 

 Group-rate auto insurance 

 Low-fee, low interest credit cards 

 Discount entertainment 

 Discount travel services 

 Professional conferences and workshops 

 Publications of UESF, NEA/CTA and AFT/CFT 

Fighting together for stable, safe, and supportive schools.