When you are hired and placed in the 4Cs Bargaining Unit, you may think you are automatically a member. In fact, unless you have signed a union card you are a fee payer instead of a member.
Both members and fee payers have the same one percent of salary deducted from their paycheck. Both members and fee payers receive all the benefits as specified in the union contract. Both are entitled to union representation if they need it.
ONLY UNION MEMBERS may vote to ratify a union contract, vote to elect union officers or representatives, or run for union office themselves. Union members receive regular publications and updates. Union members are invited to special conferences and events. Union members have access to member-only benefits through the Union Plus program
Joining the union won’t cost additional money. The amount you pay in fees will be converted to dues. So complete a membership form today.
Did you know that unless you sign and return a membership form, you are considered a “fee payer” instead of a “member?” What this means is that you are paying a fee for representation instead of dues as a member. Membership costs the same as fees, but membership includes many benefits.
In short, unless you are a member, you are silencing your voice in an organization that has direct impact on your work life. By participating fully in the affairs of the union, you will help improve the rights and benefits for ALL union members.
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