On an annual basis, CTA dues for full-time faculty are $1,037.
Here is a breakdown of where the money goes:
$755 to CCA/CTA headquarters
$187 to NEA
$95 to IVC’s chapter of CTA of which $6.00 goes to the local Political Action Committee (PAC)
The total is $1037 annually in ten installments August through May, with no deductions in June or July.
What do you get for these dues?
Mostly what you get is a contract that protects and tries to improve your salary, benefits, and working conditions. Everything, including the PAC, works toward that goal.
Here are other benefits that you receive.
|Bargaining||Input is solicited, and member is able to vote on ratification.||Input is solicited, but non-member cannot vote on ratification.|
|Grievances||Representation is provided at all levels, including arbitration.||Representation is provided at all levels, excluding arbitration.|
|Dismissal/Layoffs||Full representation—An attorney is provided.||None|
|Representation||Representation, advisement, mediation, with the appropriate administrative personnel.||Representation is provided at all levels, excluding arbitration.|
|Unfair Labor Practices||Representation is provided if your individual or bargaining rights have been violated under EERA.||None|
|Attorney Services||Referral to attorney for job-related issues free of charge. For non-job-related issues, ½ hour of free consultation is provided.||None|
|Liability Insurance||$1 million personal||None|
|Workers Comp||Referral to an attorney.||None|
|CTA Life Insurance||Free life insurance up to $2,000. Free Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance up to $10,000. Free Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance while engaged in occupational activities or CTA activities up to $50,000.||None|
|Dues Tab Insurance||Free life insurance in the amount of the past five years NEA dues paid.||None|
|Retirement||Right to vote and hold office.||None|
|Disaster Relief||$1,500-$3,000 in financial assistance for members who have had homes or property damaged by disasters.||None|
|Travel and discounts||Discounts at popular attractions, such as Disneyland, Legoland, Seaworld, and more. Discounts for rental cars, hotels, and flights.Discounted movie tickets.||None|
|Discounted rates for long-term care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, credit unions, auto and home insurance, and more.||Discounts available.||None|