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UW/SEIU 1199 Contract (Effective 7/1/13 - 6/30/15)
Appendix II Nonassociation Fee Process

An employee who asserts a right of nonassociation, based on bona fide religious tenets or teachings of a church or religious body of which the employee is a member, will, as a condition of employment, pay a fee to either the Union’s Fund (used to further the education of Union members and nonassocation status employees and their family members) or to a nonreligious charity or charities selected by the Union. The amount of the fee will be equal to the amount of regular dues. The employee will not be a member of the Union but is entitled to all the representation rights of a member of the Union.

  1. The employee will contact the Union, in writing, with his/her request for nonassociation. The request will contain the employee’s name, address, the name and address of the church or religious body of which the employee is a member and the minister’s/pastor’s name. The Union will contact the church or religious body to verify that belonging to a Union is violation of a bona fide religious tenet or teaching of such church or religious body. Upon verification, the employee will be granted the right of nonassociation.
  2. Notwithstanding an employee’s claim of exemption under this Section, the Employer will deduct the agency shop fee from the employee’s salary pursuant to this Article.