SEIU 2015 is collecting funds from
In-Home Support Services (IHSS) home care providers
in these counties
Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba
How In-Home Care Providers in California Can Opt Out of SEIU 2015 Dues
For many years now, a private organization, SEIU 2015, has injected itself into the relationship between caregivers and their clients, and has collected money from IHSS caregivers’ 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 2015 cease withholding union dues/fees from their paychecks.
The court referred to the requirement for partial-public employees like IHSS care providers 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 2015 dues by completing this form and mailing it to SEIU.
There is no penalty for opting out. Your ability to serve clients and receive IHSS funding is not affected. The difference is that you receive the full amount of the funds for the services you provide.