How Educators Represented by Washington Education Association Can Reclaim Overcharges
Supreme Court decisions have established that unions are not allowed to charge teachers for “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 Education 431 U.S. 209 (1977)).
To accommodate this right, any teacher may resign from full union membership, and remain a nonunion member of the bargaining unit paying only the workplace representation fee, which is less than full union membership dues.
The total refund of overcharges from the union can range from $250 to $350.
If you object to the Washington Education Association overcharging you for workplace representation, you may choose to opt out of those charges by filling out the form below, printing it and mailing it to the WEA.