How State Employees in Oregon Can Opt Out of AFSCME Dues
For years, state employees were required to pay union dues to AFSCME as a condition of employment and the state automatically deducted union dues from workers’ paychecks.
However, because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME (2018), state employees can now demand that AFSCME cease withholding union dues/fees from their paychecks.
The court ruled that the mandatory dues requirement violated workers’ First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and association, and that public employees have the right to choose for themselves whether to pay any union dues or fees.
You can opt out of AFSCME dues by filling out the form below, printing it and mailing it to AFSCME.
To opt out of AFSCME dues:
- Enter your information into the form below and click “submit.”
- On the next page, click the link to open your customized form. You will also receive an email with a link to your form.
- Print the form. If you check the appropriate box below, we’ll mail you a copy of the form.
- Sign and date the form.
- Mail the completed form to AFSCME at the address at the top of the form. We highly recommend sending it via certified mail.