Dues Structure

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Dues Structure

UTLA DUES

The Build the Future, Fund the Fight initiative that was passed by UTLA 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 the NEA and AFT.

A portion of your UTLA dues deducted each pay period goes to our affiliates.

 

CONSTITUTIONAL PASS THROUGH

Because there is a constitutional pass-through agreement, if at any time the affiliates dues increase, these fees will be passed along to the member.

 

AFFILIATE DUES (Premium Dues)

The governing bodies of our affiliates approved increases in their dues in late 2017, which means these increases will affect your monthly UTLA membership dues.

Effective

Pay Date

CTA

NEA

AFT

Total affiliate increase
Based on full-time membership status
 

6/5/19

$1.75

 

$0.17

 

$0.25

$2.17/ month added to UTLA member dues

3/5/21

$3.08

 

$0.66

 

$0.30

$4.04/month added to UTLA member dues

 

 

DUES BREAKDOWN

Pay Date

UTLA Base Dues

Affiliate Pass-Thru (Premium)

Total Dues

6/5/19

$87.37

$2.17

$89.54

3/5/21

$89.54

$4.04

$93.58

 

 

MEMBER DUES STRUCTURE

*Effective February 1, 2021

Member Status 

Current Rate  

 

Member, Full Time

$93.58*

 

Member, Part-time 

$46.79*

 

Member, Associate

$21.84

 

Member, Children Center Full Time

$80.19*

 

Member, Children Center Part-Time Sub

$46.79*

 

 

Dues are sent to UTLA from your employer based off hours worked within a pay period. 

 

*CTA Contribution $1.67

advocacy fund for Institute for teachers grant (Part of Membership dues)

In June 2008, CTA State Council approved a $20 voluntary dues contribution to support CTA advocacy efforts and CTA foundation activities which provide scholarships and grants to members and their children as well as supports the Institute for Teaching. The CTA Foundation for Teaching and Learning is the Board approved name of the foundation. The voluntary dues contribution is a component of the CTA dues. Members may elect to redirect or apply for an annual refund by contacting CTA’s Membership Department 650-552-5278:

New Members: have 30 days from enrollment to make a request.

Existing Members: can make a request from August 1-November 1.

Refunds are for the current year.

 

For more information about the CTA Contribution Deduction:

https://www.cta.org/about-us/voluntary-contribution

 

 

 

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**2018 NEW IRS TAX LAW **

UNION DUES ARE NO LONGER TAX DEDUCTIBLE
For tax years 2018 through 2025, union dues are no longer deductible on your federal income tax return, even if itemized deductions are taken. This is a result of the tax reform bill signed into law on December 22, 2017. Consult your tax advisor to confirm.

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2020 TAX DEDUCTION

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.
 

2020 TAX YEAR

Year Total

Member Status

$1,074.48

Full-time UTLA Member

$913.80

Part-time Member

$913.80

Children’s Center Member

$262.08

Associate Member

$20.00

CTA Contribution

 

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Dues Commitment Policy

 

As of July 2018, Membership Dues Authorizations are an agreement to pay monthly dues. This agreement will remain in effect unless employment ends or a member provides written notice by U.S. mail to UTLA during the open period not less than thirty (30) days and not more than sixty (60) days before the annual anniversary date of the agreement (i.e., of your signature date on your membership application). Your agreement to maintain dues payments will automatically renew from year to year unless you revoke it in writing during your open period. 

If you have one or more of the following supplemental Insurances through UTLA (Colonial Life, Long Term Care, NTA, Pacific Educators, Standard, Zahorik) be aware your insurance(s) will be canceled along with your dues commitment.  Your cancelation letter must also state you are forfeiting your insurance coverage. Some supplemental insurances are at a special group rate that require UTLA membership. You will no longer be eligible to participate in any supplemental insurances offered though UTLA Payroll. 

Be aware that you will no longer be eligible to participate in UTLA meetings/votes/surveys/GLS legal services nor will you receive any UTLA communications. 

If you wish to revoke your membership, upon review UTLA will honor any request to terminate union membership with written notice via U.S. Mail to:

 

UTLA, Attn: Membership Dept.

3303 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor

Los Angeles CA 90010

 

With your request, please include your name, employee number, original signature, and reason for your request (optional)

 

Change in Position?

Your employer will formally inform UTLA when you are no longer in the bargaining unit (due to retirement,  promotion, or separation) and your Membership/Premiums will automatically cease.

  • If you have one or more of the following supplemental Insurances through UTLA (Colonial Life, Long Term Care, Met Life, Monumental Life, NTA, Pacific Educators, Standard, Zahorik) you will need to contact them to set up direct payments, if eligible.

If you have any further questions, please contact: membership@utla.net

 

Leave of Absence?

Your employer will inform us when you are an inactive employee in the bargaining unit.  They will or will not send dues based on your leave if it is paid or unpaid.

 

  • Depending on the type of leave you are on, if dues are not collected for 13 months collectively, your membership will automatically cease and upon your return you will need to sign up to be a member again.
  • In other cases, upon your return your deductions will be reinstated as if you had not left.
  • If you have one or more of the following supplemental Insurances through UTLA (Colonial Life, Long Term Care, Met Life, Monumental Life, NTA, Pacific Educators, Standard, Zahorik) you will need to contact them to set up direct payments, if eligible.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact: membership@utla.net

 

Questions About Your Dues?

 

If you have further questions about your dues, email UTLA Membership Department membership@utla.net

In your email include the following:

-First Name

-Last Name

-Employee Number (if known)