How Educators in Oregon Can Opt Out of OEA Dues
For years, public school teachers in Oregon were required to pay union dues to the Oregon Education Association (OEA) as a condition of employment and the district automatically deducted union dues from teachers’ paychecks.
However, because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME (2018), public school teachers can now demand that the OEA cease withholding union dues 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 OEA dues by filling out the form below, printing it and mailing it to the OEA.
To opt out of OEA 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 the OEA at the address at the top of the form. We highly recommend sending it via certified mail.