How Individual Provider Home Care Aides in Washington Can Opt Out of SEIU 775 Dues
Beginning in 2003, state-paid individual provider home care aides were required to pay union dues to SEIU 775 as a condition of employment and the state automatically withheld union dues from IPs’ pay. However, because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Harris v. Quinn, individual provider home care aides can now demand that SEIU 775 cease withholding union dues/fees from their state paychecks.
The court referred to the requirement for partial-public employees like IPs to pay union dues as a money-making “scheme” for the union and ruled that the mandatory dues requirement violated providers’ First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and association.
Even if you never signed a union membership card, the state and union will still automatically withhold dues from your pay until you demand in writing that the deductions stop. You can opt out of SEIU 775 dues by completing the form below and mailing it to SEIU.