As a CWU faculty member, you are automatically represented by UFC. There is no representation fee. But membership is voluntary. Members pay dues, scaled by salary, as detailed in the table below. One benefit of membership is that you may vote in union elections, on contract ratifications, and on union policy and procedural changes. But most importantly, your membership strengthens our united voice.
Print the form, fill it out, and
give it to any UFC officer.
Or mail it to:
PO Box 157
Ellensburg, WA 98926-0157
Payments begin at enrollment
and do not go retroactively.
The first dues payment comes out of
the October 25th paycheck.
Dues are not paid during the
summer (June 16th - Sept. 15th).
What do you get for your membership dues?
Experienced union staff dedicated solely to UFWS faculty unions
UFWS local union representation on UFWS Program Council focused solely on four-year faculty unions
Assistance with contract negotiations, including compensation, workload and other terms of employment
Enforcement of negotiated contract through grievance process
Budget analysis and research assistance in contract bargaining
Legal representation and costs for job-related actions, including dismissal and discipline actions
Legal representation to defend academic freedom
Communication expertise and publications
Advocacy on state and federal legislation and policy
Availability to participate in separate political action activities to promote pro-higher education candidates
Professional liability insurance ($1,000,000)