How Educators in California Can Opt Out of a Portion of CFT/AFT Dues
U.S. Supreme Court decisions have established that unions are not allowed to force educators, through their union dues, to “contribute to 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).
Consequently, any teacher may resign from full union membership and annually request a rebate from the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) of any dues the union used for political and non-essential activity. Teachers will still have to pay a reduced “agency fee” to the union for its workplace representation services.
The total rebate of overcharges from the union typically is $250 to $300.
If you object to the CFT overcharging you for workplace representation, you may request your refund by filling out the form below, printing it, signing and mailing it to Opt Out Today:
Opt Out Today
PO Box 6683
Fullerton, CA 92834