It’s important to be a Member in Good Standing.
Being a union member comes with certain rights and responsibilities.
Members sometimes go off work on an unpaid (by employer) leave as listed below:
Disability Income Plan (DIP), Workers’ Compensation Benefits claim beyond one year, Leaves (education, maternity, parental, adoption, compassionate care, public office, or election to a professional association), or a General Leave of Absence.
And because your employer is not making any dues deductions or remittances to your union on your behalf, to remain a member in good standing you are required to pay your minimum monthly dues of $10.
You can pay by cash or cheque at any SEIU-West office. If you contact SEIU-West we will provide the amounts you owe if you are behind on your dues or you can pay for several months ahead of time if this is a better option for you. You will receive a tax receipt to use on your income tax.
Why remain a member in good standing?
Here are just some of the many reasons to remain a member in good standing
- Eligibility for SEIU-West Annual Scholarships for you and/or your children.
- Ability to run for an elected position for your SEIU-West Unit, Executive Board, Trustee, Top Officer position, or to serve on any committees.
- Ability to attend Union events, schools, training, conferences and conventions.
- Ability to vote on your tentative agreement when negotiations are completed.
Don’t miss out – Remain a member in good standing at all times!