On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decision authorizing states like California to require nonmembers to pay service fees to unions like us legally obligated to represent everyone in their bargaining units regardless of membership.
We will immediately refund upon request any service fees accrued for work an employee performed on 6/27 or thereafter. Mail a signed written request to CSEA’s Legal Dept. at headquarters or pdf a copy to RefundRequests@csea.com. Include your mailing address, District name and either last four digits of social security number or employee ID number (so we don’t mistake you for another person with the same name within our membership).
It is CSEA's considered legal opinion that we do not owe fees for work the employee performed prior to this date. Read our full legal opinion here. However, for work performed prior to this date where fees were not remitted to us until after the decision, we will nonetheless refund some or all of these fees, depending on which of two forms the feepayer chooses to sign and send us: Release; Forbearance Agreement.
We ask all feepayers to consider this message from longtime CSEA member Ben Valdepeña. He is the elected president of CSEA. He receives no extra pay from CSEA but simply reimbursement for his regular salary.