Where do my dues go?

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