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As a CWU faculty member, you are automatically represented by UFC as part of the bargaining unit. There is no representation fee. 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.


Complete the fillable pdf form and do one of the following:

1) send it electronically (add your electronic signature; or  print the form, sign it, and scan it; or just type your name) to or

2) print out the form and mail it to:


PO Box 1654

Ellensburg, WA 98926-1654

Payments begin at enrollment

and are not retroactive.

The first dues payment for each year is deducted

from the second paycheck (which is usually Oct. 25).


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)

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