How Classified School Employees in Washington Can Opt Out of a Portion of PSE/SEIU 1948 Dues
In RCW 41.80, the state legislature granted union entities a monopoly over workplace representation services for public school employees. The Public School Employees (PSE) union secured the privilege of representing classified employees in many school districts and later invited the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to be a financial partner.
Many believe the union arrangement is not a good fit. They may simply prefer to manage their own affairs. Others find themselves lumped in with other employees whose interests cannot possibly be uniformly represented by one monolithic organization like PSE-SEIU 1948.
Others find the politicking and use of dues to advance partisan causes, candidates and ideology distasteful. Still others believe that union officials take advantage of the power to force people to pay by overcharging and underperforming.
If you object to PSE-SEIU overcharging you for workplace representation, and you would rather reclaim these funds, then you may request to pay the reduced representation fee by filling out the form below and mailing the letter produced to PSE-SEIU.