2018-2019 Classified dues - effective Sept. 2018

Classified dues are based on gross salary (before taxes)

All employees hired in the bargaining unit must sign a membership form before full member benefits are available. If you have questions, please call 253-582-1822x0 for more information. 

The dues below include NEA/WEA/Soundview and the local association dues. The differences in dues are because each local association assesses their own amounts for collection.

 

ESPCP Base Dues (without $1 outreach assessment)

Annual Salary                                   Base Monthly dues

$12,000 and under                         $14.90

$12,001-$17,000                            $24.21

$17,001-$22,000                            $31.26

$22,001-$27,000                            $40.03

$27,001-$35,000                            $49.49

$35,001-$47,000                            $58.77

$47,001 and over                           $63.47

 

UPCA Base Dues (without $1 outreach & $.50 paramount assessment)

Annual Salary                                   Base Monthly dues

$12,000 and under                         $15.59

$12,001-$17,000                            $25.92

$17,001-$22,000                            $32.41

$22,001-$27,000                            $41.26

$27,001-$35,000                            $50.93

$35,001-$47,000                            $60.31

$47,001 and over                           $63.81

 

UPOP Base Dues (without $1 outreach & $.50 paramount assessment)

Annual Salary                                   Base Monthly dues

$12,000 and under                         $21.25

$12,001-$17,000                            $29.71

$17,001-$22,000                            $34.51

$22,001-$27,000                            $42.88

$27,001-$35,000                            $50.99

$35,001-$47,000                            $59.77

$47,001 and over                           $63.27

 

SCEA Base Dues (without $1 outreach & $.50 paramount assessment)

Annual Salary                                   Monthly dues

$12,000 and under                         $13.74

$12,001-$17,000                            $22.32

$17,001-$22,000                            $27.62

$22,001-$27,000                            $36.45

$27,001-$35,000                            $44.72

$35,001-$47,000                            $53.50

$47,001 and over                           $58.24

 

A penny by penny breakdown of your WEA and NEA dues can be found online at https://www.washingtonea.org/membership/join/how-are-you-dues-allocated/.

Please explain how my union dues are distributed.
When you pay union dues you are contributing to the
National Education Association, the Washington Education Association, the Soundview UniServ Council, and your local union Educational Support Personnel of Clover Park (ESPCP). You must belong to all four organizations to be a union member.

What is the $1.00 community outreach?
Community Outreach was approved by WEA Representative Assembly delegates (elected each year to make policy for the WEA). Outreach is designed to engage and inform the community about matters that affect education. At Soundview half of the funds are used to help with Caring for Kids (www.carekids.org), a charity supporting students in our districts who are on free or reduced lunch. The other half is used to affiliate with the Pierce County Central Labor Council—AFLCIO. The outreach funds are approved annually by Soundview UniServ Council representatives.

Please explain the local Dues.
These dues help to pay for some of the office operating expenses, supplies, local communications, meeting expenses, president and executive board expenses, training and bargaining expenses, and union release as needed, bargainers, activists, and volunteers.

What are Council Dues?
The Soundview Council is the body representing eight union locals in Clover Park, Steilacoom, University Place, Bates Technical College. We coordinate and work with 21 other WEA UniServ offices in the state. Our Soundview Council represents over 2,500 certificated and classified members.

Council Dues pay for most of the overhead such as rental space, along with UniServ staff and the half-time release Council President, all who assist in overseeing the organizing, bargaining, grievance, training, membership maintenance, labor management, accounting and all activities of the WEA. Besides the UniServ staff, dues for the Council also pay for the insurances, furniture and equipment, anything to do with communications, auditor expenses, and training costs to name a few.

On my paycheck, there is a possibility of three different deductions for union dues. Why is that?
There is a voluntary fund for $1 ONLY to contribute to the NEA Fund for Children and Public Ed.  For $2.25 ONLY you may have WEA-PAC by payroll deduction which supports local pro-public education and collective bargaining candidates.