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, print out a 4Cs Membership Form and mail it in or fax it to the 4Cs at 860.296.6219.