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Join the Union

Please Note, it may take up to 48 hours to process this application.  Thank you for your patience, we will notify you by email once your application has been processed.

  • Membership dues are $ 148.81 per pay period for full-time faculty and $ 42.27 per pay period for part-time faculty (dues are subject to periodic increases and may be deductible for federal income tax purposes, and under some circumstances may qualify as a business expense.  (Please consult a tax professional for advice regarding your personal situation).

  • Members enjoy the full benefits of membership in th Local 1828, California Federation of Teachers, and the American Federation of Teachers.  For more details on the benefits of union membership, please visit our Members page.

  • C.O.P.E. is the Federation's Committee on Political Education which solicits public support and lobbies public officials for policies favorable to education.  It also works to elect candidates to the Ventura County Community College Board of Trustees who are committed to sound educational values and who are sensitive to faculty concerns (contributions to C.O.P.E. are not deductible as chsritable contributions or federal income tax purposes.

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Acceptance of Terms

I hereby request and voluntarily accept membership in the AFT Local 1828 and I agree to abide by its Contitution and Bylaws.  I authorize the AFT Local 1828 to act as my exclusive representative in collective bargaining over wages, benefts, and other terms and conditions of employment with my employer.

Acceptance of Terms

Authorization to Deduct Dues

I hereby authorize the Ventura County Community College District to withhold from my warrant the constitutional monthly dues of the Ventura County Federation of College Teachers, AFT, Local 1828.  I understand this authorization will remain in effect until further notice unless changed or terminated by me on thirty days' notice to the District Payroll Office and the Ventura County Federation of College Teachers, AFT, Local 1828.

Dues Autorization

Committe on Political Education
(all contributions to C.O.P.E. are voluntary)

I hereby authorize the Ventura County Community College District to withhold from my warrant the the sum indicated below per pay period and forward to the AFT Local 1828 Committee on Political Education.  This authorization is signed freely and voluntarily and not out of any fear of reprisal, and I will not be favored or disadvantaged because I exercise this right.  I understand this money will be used by AFT/COPE to make political contributions.  AFT/COPE may engage in joint fundraising efforts with the AFL-CIO. This voluntary authorization may be revoked at any time by notifying the AFT Local in writing of the desire to do so.  Contributions or gifts to AFT/COPE are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.


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