Are  you a member?

Membership in the Association is NOT automatic. Faculty join by filling out a membership form. You are not required to be a member and you are not automatically a member simply by being employed at BC. If you are not a member you are still represented by the Association in some ways. If you join, you gain additional rights and benefits and you pay Union Dues.

How can I tell if I am a member?

Look at your paystub for BCAHE dues, or local dues deductions on your paycheck by logging onto your Earnings History. If you see those deductions, you are a voting BCAHE member. If you don’t, you aren’t.

What rights and benefits are gained when you become a member of the union?

Members can take part in internal Association affairs. This means
attending union meetings, holding office or voting on Association matters,
including ratification the contract. Members are entitled to access to the
Legal Services Program, and can be assigned a WEA staff member to
represent them in disciplinary matters with the college. Members are also
entitled to access other benefits such as to the Attorney Referral Program for
personal legal matters at discounted rates or for insurance coverage with Educators
Employment Liability Insurance.

Current Dues Structure: 2020-2021 Dues