We are an agency fee campus. This means that all faculty members must become a member of the Association, or pay service fees (fair share fees) to the Association for the services we provide in collectively bargaining and enforcing the contract.
You are not automatically a member when you commence employment at Portland State University. You are a Fair Share Fee Payer until and unless you fill out and send in a membership application.
To become a member, you must fill out a membership application and send it to PSU-AAUP at Smith 232.
You need to fill out a membership application only once, and your membership continues from one academic year to the next.
If you do not fill out an application, then you will pay fair share fees to PSU-AAUP. Fair Share fees are the per cap fair share costs of collectively bargaining and enforcing the contract.
Member Dues and Fair Share fees are both automatically deducted from your paycheck. Your pay stub will indicate whether you are a member or a Fair Share Fee Payer.
Fair Share Fee deductions from paychecks are indicated AAUP Union Fair Share Deduction.
Members Dues deductions from paychecks are indicated AAUP Union Membership Dues.
The deduction for Member Dues and Fair Share Fees is the same (effective October 1, 2010),
There are many reasons to become a member of PSU-AAUP:
The right to vote on important chapter decisions and the contract
Eligibility to serve on the PSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining team, Association committees, or run for any elected office
The right to provide input and opinion to the negotiating team about any area of your employment including negotiations
Membership in the National AAUP and subscription to Academe
Child Care Reimbursement at university child care facilities (up to a maximum of $250/year).
Discounts at local merchants (when available)
Fair Share Fee Payers receive none of these benefits.
Each year PSU-AAUP sends a legal notice, know as a Hudson notice, to all Fair Share Fee payers via US Mail to their home address of record regarding their legal rights as Fair Share Fee Payers. Information about that notice, and the Association Procedure regarding our compliance with the requirements of Hudson, can be found at http://www.psuaaup.net/associationpolicy.htm#hudson. The Hudson notice is sent out on or about November 20 of each year after the Association receives its first complete list of Fair Share Fee Payers on or about November 10 from the October 25th paycheck, the first complete payroll run of the academic year.