How Educators in Alaska Can Opt Out of a Portion of NEA-Alaska/NEA Dues
U.S. Supreme Court decisions have established that unions are not allowed to force educators, through their union dues, to “contribute to the support of an ideological cause [they] may oppose as a condition of holding a job as a public school teacher.” Abood v. Detroit Board of Education431 U.S. 209 (1977).
Consequently, any teacher may resign from full union membership and annually request a refund from the NEA-Alaska of any dues the union used for political and non-essential activity. Teachers will still have to pay a reduced “agency fee” to the union for its workplace representation services.
The total refund of overcharges from the union typically ranges from $250 to $330.
If you object to the NEA-Alaska overcharging you for workplace representation, you may request your refund by filling out the form below, printing it and mailing it to the NEA-Alaska.