United Teachers Los Angeles
Collecting dues from 35,000 educators in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
How Teachers in Los Angeles Unified School District Can Opt Out of a Portion of Dues
U.S. Supreme Court decisions have established that unions are not allowed to force public employees, through their union dues, to “contribute to the support of an ideological cause [they] may oppose as a condition of holding a job” Abood v. Detroit Board of Education 431 U.S. 209 (1977).
Consequently, anyone may resign from full union membership and request reduction in the withholding collected for UTLA of any dues the union used for political and non-essential activity. Employees will still have to pay a reduced “agency fee” to the union for its workplace representation services.
If you object to UTLA overcharging you for workplace representation, you may request the reduction by filling out the form below.
To reduce your payment to the union:
- 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.
- Send a signed copy of your letter to:
Opt Out Today
PO Box 6683
Fullerton, CA 92834
Our legal department will submit it to the union on your behalf and will be able to assist with any follow-up required. Keep a copy of the letter for your reference.