Membership Dues

Please note our membership dues structure has changed – effective October 1, 2021.


In our May 2021 election, PCCFFAP members approved the Executive Council’s proposal to transition from the current tier-based model of calculating member dues to a percentage-based model. Previously, monthly dues were calculated based on salary range. While this has been a  common method of calculating dues, it creates inequities in that members can be on the same tier, with the same monthly dues, despite thousands of dollars’ difference in annual salary.  That’s why most unions are moving to a percentage structure for membership dues.

A Simple, New Formula

Our new dues structure is a simple and equitable percentage— 1.7% of a member’s gross salary, deducted monthly or biweekly depending on your pay schedule.

An illustration of the new dues formula: (Your gross monthly pay) x (.017) = your new deduction per paycheck.)
Only the salary for your primary job at PCC will be used to calculate your dues deduction–i.e., not the class you are teaching on the side, your casual advising hours, or any special projects.

Dues will only be required and collected based on your current earnings from your primary job classification at PCC. If there are zero gross earnings in a pay period, then zero dues are deducted.

This new percentage formula will increase dues revenue so our Federation can effectively represent members during this challenging time and prepare for what is sure to be a tough contract negotiation in 2023.

It will also help us recover from the impact of the Supreme Court’s assault on public sector unions in the Janus vs AFSCME decision.

This approach will mean fewer dues adjustments over time, as dues revenue will automatically increase as we bargain successfully for wage increases. Rather than voting to increase the amounts in each tier every few years, the percentage structure will be sustainable for years to come.

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