The Build the Future, Fund the Fight initiative passed by the members in February 2016 authorized an increase in UTLA monthly dues along with a dual-merger with NEA and AFT affiliates. This means that members now have dual membership in both affiliates with dues deducted from those affiliates in addition to UTLA dues from each pay period. There is also a pass-through agreement, which if at any time the affiliates dues increase, those fees will be passed along to the member.
UTLA rates are still the lowest member dues of educator unions in California.
The new membership dues will become effective September 1, 2016 and will reflect the October 5, 2016 paycheck.
Union Dues Tax Deductions
The following are deductions for union dues that you might be qualified to make on your federal income tax return. These figures are meant as a guideline and may not reflect the actual deductions that were taken (for example, if you did not work the full year or you switched job classifications, these numbers may not reflect your deductions). Always consult your tax adviser before taking any of these deductions.
2016 Tax Year
|Year Total||Member Status|
|Full-time UTLA member and agency fee|
|$419.76||Part-time substitute member and agency fee|
|$712.92||Children’s center member and agency fee|
|$600.08||Full-time fair share|
|$301.24||Part-time substitute fair share|
|$511.64||Children’s center fair share|
|$1,375.40||Dual full-time UTLA member|
New Dues Structure
*Effective September 1, 2016