What the Heck Is the Discounted Rate?

Posted: May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

If you are not a union member but rather a fair share fee payer, you might be asking:  what is the discounted rate, anyway? Since this has recently come up in discussion, we thought we ‘d answer the question.

If you are not a union member, you must, by law, pay your “fair share” for bargaining and grievance handling.  However, you don’t have to pay the full dues amount as a fee payer IF you choose the discounted rate.  That means you don’t have to pay for any activities that are union-related, such as union conventions, membership drives, political activity, etc. That percentage is deducted from your fee.  The fee varies generally between about 23%–28%, depending on the union’s activities that particular year.  So, if you request the discounted rate of the fair share fee, this year you can save yourself 23% of what you pay to CCFT.

So, if you are a non-member and choose the above option, be sure to contact treasurer Mark Tomes at mtomes@cuesta.edu this week and request the “discounted fair share fee rate.” Typically, it’s the first week of May of every year that a person needs to write to the treasurer to request this.

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