Member vs Non Member
Wednesday, September 23 2009

Members and non-members (agency fee payers) alike often question the difference in CTA/NEA rights to members and non-members. The following my help clarify this issue.

Services Provided.

1. Bargaining

Member - Input solicited. All Provisions of contract apply. Vote on ratification.
Non-Member - Input solicited. All Provisions of contract apply. Not allowed to vote on ratification.

2. Grievances

Member - Association representation provided in all areas withing scope of representation, as defined in bargaining law.
Non-Member - Association representation provided in all areas withing scope of representation, as defined in bargaining law. Up to the point of Arbitration.

3. Dismissals/Layoffs

Member - Full representation. Attorney provided, as needed.
Non-Member - Representation only if action impacts on negotiated contract or part of a larger group that includes members.

4. Representation

Member - Representation as a friend, advisor, mediator, with appropriate administrative personnel.
Non-Member - NONE

5. Discrimination

Member - Counseling and advice regarding referral to appropriate agency.
Non-Member - NONE

6. Unfair Labor Practices

Member - Representation if your individual rights are violated nder EERA.
Non-Member - NONE

7. Economic Services

Member - Travel and purchasing discount services
Non-Member - NONE

8. Liability Insurance Policy

Member - $1,000,000 personal liability provided.
Non-Member - NONE

9. Retirement

Member - Counteling and representation
Non-Member - NONE beyond contracted.

10. Attorney, Job Related Issues

Member - 1 hour free consultation
Non-Member - NONE

11. Attorney, Non-Job Related Issues

Member - 1/2 hour free consultation
Non-Member - NONE

12. Workers Compensation

Member - Referal to attorney and counseling.
Non-Member - NONE

13. CTA/NEA Sponsored Insurance

Member - Life Insurance, Income Protection, Home, Auto, etc.
Non-Member - NONE

14. NEA Complimentary Life Insurance

Member - Free life insurance in the amount of the past 5 years. NEA dues paid.
Non-Member - NONE

15. Unemployment Representation

Member - Advice and representation.
Non-Member - NONE

16. Organization Policy Setting

Member - Right to vote and hold for office
Non-Member - NONE