It’s The Law, It’s Not SEIU’s Choice!
OPEN ENROLLMENT FORM FOR SEIU/NGO 2016-2017
DEADLINE: July 1, 2016 – OBJECTION FORM (all in one)STATE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
ADVANTAGE of Becoming a “Non Germane Objector” 2016 – 2017:
- REDUCE YOUR MONTHLY DUES by 42%
- STILL BE ENTITLED TO ‘FAIR & IMPARTIAL’ REPRESENTATION
“Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (the “2016-17 Fee Payer Year), SEIU LOCAL 1000 will charge fee payers who object to expenditures not germane to collective bargaining a fee of no more than 66.44% of regular membership dues for that salary level. In order to obtain this reduced amount, you must send an objection letter to SEIU LOCAL 1000’s Membership Processing Center”. Objector letter must be received by July 1 2016.
- Print & complete this form/all 6 items. If mailed, preferably certified receipt. If hand delivered, make an additional copy to be stamped as proof of receipt.
For More Info about NGO visit: www.seiuNGO.com or call SEIU Local 1000: (866) 471-7348.
OBJECTION LETTER TO SEIU LOCAL 1000’s MEMBERSHIP PROCESSING CENTER
SEIU Local 1000 Membership Cancellation & Non-Germane Objector (NGO)
- I am submitting this form to cancel my SEIU Local 1000 membership
- I am filing for Non-Germane Objector
- I object the use of my fees for activities NOT related to collective bargaining
1- SIGNATURE DATE
2- Print First/M.I./Last Name
3- Street ADDRESS__________________________________________________
4- CITY/State/ZIP: __________________________________________________
6- Department: _____________________________
5- Agency/Bargaining Unit see: www.seiuNGO.com ________
6- Last 4 digits of your SSN (for identification) ___________
Form must be received by SEIU by July 1, 2016. It is recommended to send certified receipt
CSEA/SEIU Membership 1108 “O” Street, Ste 415 Sacramento, CA 95814
This is an estimate based on the financial statements provided by
SEIU Local 1000
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RALPH C. DILLS ACT
(STATE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONS)
3515.8. Return of part of fair share fee:
Any state employee who pays a fair share fee shall have the right to demand and receive from the recognized employee organization, under procedures established by the recognized employee organization, a return of any part of that fee paid by him or her which represents the employee’s additional pro rata share of expenditures by the recognized employee organization that is either in aid of activities or causes of a partisan political or ideological nature only incidentally related to the terms and conditions of employment, or applied towards the cost of any other benefits available only to members of the recognized employee organization. The pro rata share subject to refund shall not reflect, however, the costs of support of lobbying activities designed to foster policy goals and collective negotiations and contract administration, or to secure for the employees represented advantages in wages, hours, and other conditions of employment in addition to those secured through meeting and conferring with the state employer. The board may compel the recognized employee organization to return that portion of a fair share fee which the board may determine to be subject to refund under the provisions of this section.
3515.7. Maintenance of membership or fair share fee deduction:
(g) An employee who pays a fair share fee shall be entitled to fair and impartial representation by the recognized employee organization. A breach of this duty shall be deemed to have occurred if the employee organization’s conduct in representation is arbitrary, discriminatory, or in bad faith.
Summary of Hamidi v. SEIU
State Employees, Union Nonmembers, Filed A Class Action Lawsuit Against SEIU Local 1000 In US District Court For The Eastern District O California
The lawsuit would force SEIU Local 1000 to stop requiring nonmembers to file for the Non-Germane Objector status every year
Hamidi v. SEIU Local 1000, Case # 2:14-at-00129, Filed On 01/31/14
- On January 31, 2014, with the help of National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, Ken Hamidi and thirteen other California state employees filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court against the SEIU Local 1000.
- On May 18, 2015, Judge William Shubb presided a court hearing for certification of Hamidi vs. SEIU as a Class Action Lawsuit.
- On May 22, 2015, Judge William Shubb issued his order and certified Hamidi vs. SEIU as a Class Action Lawsuit, which means that a class of 42,000 (estimated) nonmember fee payers represented by SEIU Local 1000, are class members of Hamidi vs. SEIU.
The lawsuit challenges SEIU’s abusive policy of requiring nonmember fee payers to opt out every year to paying for the expenditures not related to the collective bargaining, which is generally known as Non Germane Objector (NGO) status.
Although nonmember fee payers have the right to opt out of paying for the expenditures unrelated to the collective bargaining, such as union political activism, and ideological campaigns, SEIU Local 1000 requires the nonmember to file for the NGO status every year in month of June. The lawsuit seeks to shift that burden from nonmembers, whose paychecks and rights are at stake, to union officials, who would then be required to seek nonmember fee payers’ permission before collecting full Fair Share Fees.
The lawsuit notes that SEIU Local 1000’s current abusive policy – which requires nonmember to file for the NGO status every year – effectively rigs the game in favor of the union. Although SEIU is supposed to send notices, by end of May every year, informing the nonmembers of their rights to file their NGO letters in month of June, many of the nonmembers ever received such notices. Others were only notified after a union-designated one month (June) window period for objecting to the payment of full dues had already expired.
The Union also purposely creates other obstacles by changing the requirements every year in order to make the process of opting out for nonmember fee payers cumbersome, and for some nonmembers, they make it impossible to opt out.
SEIU’s Attorneys said: “Every year 21,000 Nonmember do not get to file NGO”