If you are a member of the group of employees represented by the USofCC, as determined by HR and USofCC, you have a choice to become a full member of USofCC or an “agency fee payer.”
An agency fee payer is an employee covered under the contract who does not join USofCC but pays his/her fair share of the union’s cost for collective bargaining and union representation activities.
Full members have rights and benefits that agency fee payers do not. These include: the right to vote on whether or not to ratify (accept) a union contract); the right to elect union representatives and run for office; the right to receive special member-only benefits, including the attorney referral program; and enrollment in IEA-NEA member benefits.
Agency fee payers pay slightly less than full members in dues, about $1.25 per paycheck or $30 per year.
IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IF YOU BECOME A FULL MEMBER. A larger membership means a stronger USofCC, and a stronger USofCC means a better contract. If the College sees that a large proportion of employees are agency fee payers, they will be less inclined to give employees the fair contract and good pay raise that we deserve.
For more information about dues and agency fees, download this PDF.
To receive membership information, contact the Membership chair.
Benefits of Membership
What you get as a member of USofCC
Current dues structure and what your dues pay for
Questions and answers about membership