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How Much Are WEA Dues 2015

Washington Education Association and other levels of the union increased dues again this year.

Teachers now pay an average of $1,015 to the three or four levels of the union heirarchy.  The Chinook UniServ, one of the regional union bureacracies, increased its dues a whopping $90 in the last year.

The overcharging for workplace representation is obvious, since each teacher could hire a lawyer to negotiate their employment terms for less than their union dues. Employees forced into union representation need some consumer protection laws. Legislation to protect members, such as union financial reporting on how dues are spent (SB 5226), was not successful this legislative session.

Learn how employees can get a refund from the union for these overcharges here. (PDF of publication) Learn about the right to send dues to charity if you have a personally-held religious objection to WEA’s use of funds in this publication.

Learn about the “local only” union option here. (PDF of Publication)

District Rank Order

Est. Dues

 

District Alphabetical

Est. Dues

Marysville

$1,208

 

Aberdeen

$986

Shoreline

$1,170

 

Adna

$882

Stanwood

$1,168

 

Almira

No union

Everett

$1,157

 

Anacortes

$1,008

Bremerton

$1,157

 

Arlington

$1,032

Lake Stevens

$1,154

 

Asotin-Anatone

$793

Snohomish

$1,145

 

Auburn

$1,044

Spokane

$1,145

 

Bainbridge Island

$921

North Thurston

$1,143

 

Battle Ground

$1,014

Tumwater

$1,139

 

Bellevue

$896

Olympia

$1,133

 

Bellingham

$1,090

Sedro-Woolley

$1,128

 

Benge

No union

Oak Harbor

$1,120

 

Bethel

$1,027

North Kitsap

$1,118

 

Bickleton

No union

Mukilteo

$1,116

 

Blaine

$948

Monroe

$1,114

 

Boistfort

No union

Eastmont

$1,111

 

Bremerton

$1,157

Northshore

$1,103

 

Brewster

$835

Lake Washington

$1,103

 

Bridgeport

$799

Bellingham

$1,090

 

Brinnon

$747

Longview

$1,086

 

Burlington-Edison

$1,004

Mount Vernon

$1,081

 

Camas

$946

Chehalis

$1,081

 

Cape Flattery

$774

Ferndale

$1,080

 

Carbonado

No union

Pasco

$1,071

 

Cascade

$931

Kennewick

$1,067

 

Cashmere

$835

South Kitsap

$1,065

 

Castle Rock

$978

Wenatchee

$1,064

 

Centerville

$777

Central Kitsap

$1,062

 

Central Kitsap

$1,062

Tenino

$1,058

 

Central Valley

$943

Yelm Community

$1,058

 

Centralia

$978

Richland

$1,056

 

Chehalis

$1,081

Yakima

$1,053

 

Cheney

$973

Winlock

$1,051

 

Chewelah

$856

Snoqualmie

$1,048

 

Chimacum

$917

Skykomish

$1,045

 

Clarkston

$883

Auburn

$1,044

 

Cle Elum-Carson

$897

Issaquah

$1,036

 

Clover Park

$999

Rainier

$1,034

 

Colfax

$832

Arlington

$1,032

 

College Place

No union

Edmonds

$1,029

 

Colton

$832

Seattle

$1,029

 

Columbia (Stevens)

$943

Bethel

$1,027

 

Columbia (Walla Walla)

$870

Kelso

$1,027

 

Colville

$892

Lakewood

$1,020

 

Concrete

$828

Mabton

$1,017

 

Conway

$1,008

Renton

$1,017

 

Cosmopolis

$991

Mead

$1,016

 

Coulee-Hartline

$775

Tukwila

$1,016

 

Coupeville

$978

State Average Dues

$1,115

 

Crescent

$777

Franklin Pierce

$1,014

 

Creston

$767

Battle Ground

$1,014

 

Curlew

$775

Moses Lake

$1,014

 

Cusick

$856

Kent

$1,014

 

Damman

No union

Sultan

$1,009

 

Darrington

$888

Anacortes

$1,008

 

Davenport

$784

Conway

$1,008

 

Dayton & Starbuck

$762

Lopez Island

$1,008

 

Deer Park

$952

Mount Baker

$1,008

 

Dieringer

$838

Burlington-Edison

$1,004

 

Dixie

No union

North Beach

$1,003

 

East Valley

$947

Walla Walla

$1,001

 

East Valley

$891

Peninsula

$1,001

 

Eastmont

$1,111

Riverside

$1,000

 

Easton

$802

Highline

$999

 

Eatonville

$881

Clover Park

$999

 

Edmonds

$1,029

Orcas

$996

 

Ellensburg

$927

Puyallup

$994

 

Elma

$991

Tahoma

$992

 

Endicott

$770

Oakville

$992

 

Entiat

$835

Evergreen

$992

 

Enumclaw

$950

Cosmopolis

$991

 

Ephrata

$877

Elma

$991

 

Evaline

No union

Griffin

$991

 

Everett

$1,157

Pe Ell

$991

 

Evergreen

$992

Toledo

$991

 

Evergreen (Stevens)

No union

Aberdeen

$986

 

Federal Way

$951

Mercer Island

$985

 

Ferndale

$1,080

Rochester

$983

 

Fife

$927

Montesano

$983

 

Finley

$894

Mossyrock

$979

 

Forks

$837

Shelton

$979

 

Franklin Pierce

$1,014

Castle Rock

$978

 

Freeman

$875

Coupeville

$978

 

Garfield-Palouse

$904

Centralia

$978

 

Glenwood

$795

Taholah

$977

 

Goldendale

$837

Riverview

$976

 

Grand Coulee Dam

$895

Sumner

$973

 

Grandview

$945

Cheney

$973

 

Granger

$865

Morton

$973

 

Granite Falls

$908

San Juan Island

$972

 

Grapeview

$770

Toutle Lake

$966

 

Great Northern

$880

West Valley ( Spokane)

$964

 

Green Mountain

$776

Tacoma

$953

 

Griffin

$991

Deer Park

$952

 

Harrington

$880

Federal Way

$951

 

Highland

$837

Enumclaw

$950

 

Highline

$999

Vancouver

$949

 

Hockinson

$915

Zillah

$949

 

Hood Canal

$773

Lynden

$948

 

Hoquim

$945

Blaine

$948

 

Inchelium

$775

University Place

$948

 

Index

No union

Selah

$947

 

Issaquah

$1,036

East Valley

$947

 

Kahlotus

$810

Camas

$946

 

Kalama

$882

Hoquim

$945

 

Keller

No union

Grandview

$945

 

Kelso

$1,027

Central Valley

$943

 

Kennewick

$1,067

South Whidbey

$943

 

Kent

$1,014

Columbia (Stevens)

$943

 

Kettle Falls

$916

White Pass

$943

 

Kiona-Benton

$920

North River

$942

 

Kittitas

$897

Woodland

$942

 

Klickatat

$837

Port Townsend

$937

 

La Center

$894

Cascade

$931

 

La Conner

$882

Sunnyside

$931

 

Lacrosse

No union

Ocosta

$931

 

Lake Chelan

$847

Quinault Lake

$931

 

Lake Stevens

$1,154

Meridian

$928

 

Lake Washington

$1,103

Ellensburg

$927

 

Lakewood

$1,020

Fife

$927

 

Liberty

$880

West Valley (Yakima)

$926

 

Lind

$780

Wapato

$921

 

Longview

$1,086

Steilacoom Historical

$921

 

Loon Lake

$820

Bainbridge Island

$921

 

Lopez Island

$1,008

Kiona-Benton

$920

 

Lyle

$837

Onalaska

$919

 

Lynden

$948

Chimacum

$917

 

Mabton

$1,017

Kettle Falls

$916

 

Mansfield

Local Only

Warden

$916

 

Manson

$823

Napavine

$915

 

Mary M Knight

$785

Hockinson

$915

 

Mary Walker

No union

Raymond

$911

 

Marysville

$1,208

Union Gap

$909

 

McCleary

$891

Granite Falls

$908

 

Mead

$1,016

Garfield-Palouse

$904

 

Medical Lake

$820

Vashon Island

$902

 

Mercer Island

$985

Wahluke

$900

 

Meridian

$928

Quincy

$898

 

Methow Valley

$859

Cle Elum-Carson

$897

 

Mill

$776

Kittitas

$897

 

Monroe

$1,114

Naches Valley

$897

 

Montesano

$983

Thorp

$897

 

Morton

$973

Bellevue

$896

 

Moses Lake

$1,014

Washougal

$896

 

Mossyrock

$979

Grand Coulee Dam

$895

 

Mount Adams

$885

Omak

$895

 

Mount Baker

$1,008

La Center

$894

 

Mount Pleasant

No union

Ocean Beach

$894

 

Mount Vernon

$1,081

Finley

$894

 

Mukilteo

$1,116

Nooksack Valley

$894

 

Naches Valley

$897

Willapa Valley

$892

 

Napavine

$915

Colville

$892

 

Naselle Grays River

$846

Rosalia

$892

 

Nespelem

$835

East Valley

$891

 

Newport

$844

McCleary

$891

 

Nine Mile Falls

$880

South Bend

$891

 

Nooksack Valley

$894

Ridgefield

$890

 

North Beach

$1,003

Darrington

$888

 

North Franklin

$836

Orting

$888

 

North Kitsap

$1,118

Wishkah Valley

$886

 

North Mason

$833

Mount Adams

$885

 

North River

$942

Clarkston

$883

 

North Thurston

$1,143

Adna

$882

 

Northport

$835

Kalama

$882

 

Northshore

$1,103

Trout Lake

$882

 

Oak Harbor

$1,120

La Conner

$882

 

Oakesdale

$760

Eatonville

$881

 

Oakville

$992

Great Northern

$880

 

Ocean Beach

$894

Harrington

$880

 

Ocosta

$931

Liberty

$880

 

Odessa

$784

Nine Mile Falls

$880

 

Okanogan

$867

Ephrata

$877

 

Olympia

$1,133

Soap Lake

$877

 

Omak

$895

White River

$876

 

Onalaska

$919

Freeman

$875

 

Onion Creek

No union

Columbia (Walla Walla)

$870

 

Orcas

$996

Othello

$870

 

Orchard Prairie

No union

Royal

$868

 

Orient

No union

Okanogan

$867

 

Orondo

$787

Granger

$865

 

Oroville

$816

Wahkiakum

$862

 

Orting

$888

Wishram

$862

 

Othello

$870

Methow Valley

$859

 

Palisades

No union

Chewelah

$856

 

Palouse-Garfield

$760

Cusick

$856

 

Pasco

$1,071

Toppenish

$851

 

Pateros

$823

Pullman

$850

 

Paterson

No union

Selkirk

$848

 

Pe Ell

$991

Sequim

$847

 

Peninsula

$1,001

Lake Chelan

$847

 

Pioneer

$773

Naselle Grays River

$846

 

Pomeroy

No union

Newport

$844

 

Port Angeles

$833

Dieringer

$838

 

Port Townsend

$937

Forks

$837

 

Prescott

$834

Goldendale

$837

 

Prosser

$810

Highland

$837

 

Pullman

$850

Klickatat

$837

 

Puyallup

$994

Lyle

$837

 

Queets-Clearwater

$737

White Salmon Valley

$837

 

Quilcene

$821

North Franklin

$836

 

Quinault Lake

$931

Stevenson-Carson

$836

 

Quincy

$898

Brewster

$835

 

Rainier

$1,034

Cashmere

$835

 

Raymond

$911

Entiat

$835

 

Reardan-Edwall

$796

Nespelem

$835

 

Renton

$1,017

Northport

$835

 

Republic

$820

Prescott

$834

 

Richland

$1,056

North Mason

$833

 

Ridgefield

$890

Port Angeles

$833

 

Ritzville

$820

Colfax

$832

 

Riverside

$1,000

Colton

$832

 

Riverview

$976

Concrete

$828

 

Rochester

$983

Manson

$823

 

Roosevelt

No union

Pateros

$823

 

Rosalia

$892

Quilcene

$821

 

Royal

$868

Loon Lake

$820

 

San Juan Island

$972

Medical Lake

$820

 

Satsop

No union

Republic

$820

 

Seattle

$1,029

Ritzville

$820

 

Sedro-Woolley

$1,128

Wellpinit

$820

 

Selah

$947

Oroville

$816

 

Selkirk

$848

Washtucna

$812

 

Sequim

$847

Tonasket

$811

 

Shaw Island

No union

Kahlotus

$810

 

Shelton

$979

Prosser

$810

 

Shoreline

$1,170

Touchet

$810

 

Skamania

No union

Easton

$802

 

Skykomish

$1,045

Bridgeport

$799

 

Snohomish

$1,145

Reardan-Edwall

$796

 

Snoqualmie

$1,048

Glenwood

$795

 

Soap Lake

$877

Asotin-Anatone

$793

 

South Bend

$891

Waitsburg

$791

 

South Kitsap

$1,065

Orondo

$787

 

South Whidbey

$943

Wilson Creek

$787

 

Southside

$770

Mary M Knight

$785

 

Spokane

$1,145

Davenport

$784

 

Sprague-Lamont

Local Only

Odessa

$784

 

St John

Local Only

Wilbur

$784

 

Stanwood

$1,168

Lind

$780

 

Star

No union

Centerville

$777

 

Starbuck

$750

Crescent

$777

 

Stehekin

No union

Green Mountain

$776

 

Steilacoom Historical

$921

Mill

$776

 

Steptoe

No union

Coulee-Hartline

$775

 

Stevenson-Carson

$836

Curlew

$775

 

Sultan

$1,009

Inchelium

$775

 

Summit Valley

No union

Cape Flattery

$774

 

Sumner

$973

Hood Canal

$773

 

Sunnyside

$931

Pioneer

$773

 

Tacoma

$953

Grapeview

$770

 

Taholah

$977

Endicott

$770

 

Tahoma

$992

Southside

$770

 

Tekoa

$760

Creston

$767

 

Tenino

$1,058

Dayton & Starbuck

$762

 

Thorp

$897

Oakesdale

$760

 

Toledo

$991

Palouse-Garfield

$760

 

Tonasket

$811

Tekoa

$760

 

Toppenish

$851

Starbuck

$750

 

Touchet

$810

Brinnon

$747

 

Toutle Lake

$966

Queets-Clearwater

$737

 

Trout Lake

$882

Sprague-Lamont

Local Only

 

Tukwila

$1,016

Waterville

Local Only

 

Tumwater

$1,139

St John

Local Only

 

Union Gap

$909

Mansfield

Local Only

 

University Place

$948

Almira

No union

 

Valley

No union

Benge

No union

 

Vancouver

$949

Bickleton

No union

 

Vashon Island

$902

Boistfort

No union

 

Wahkiakum

$862

Carbonado

No union

 

Wahluke

$900

College Place

No union

 

Waitsburg

$791

Damman

No union

 

Walla Walla

$1,001

Dixie

No union

 

Wapato

$921

Evaline

No union

 

Warden

$916

Evergreen (Stevens)

No union

 

Washougal

$896

Index

No union

 

Washtucna

$812

Keller

No union

 

Waterville

Local Only

Lacrosse

No union

 

Wellpinit

$820

Mary Walker

No union

 

Wenatchee

$1,064

Mount Pleasant

No union

 

West Valley ( Spokane)

$964

Onion Creek

No union

 

West Valley (Yakima)

$926

Orchard Prairie

No union

 

White Pass

$943

Orient

No union

 

White River

$876

Palisades

No union

 

White Salmon Valley

$837

Paterson

No union

 

Wilbur

$784

Pomeroy

No union

 

Willapa Valley

$892

Roosevelt

No union

 

Wilson Creek

$787

Satsop

No union

 

Winlock

$1,051

Shaw Island

No union

 

Wishkah Valley

$886

Skamania

No union

 

Wishram

$862

Star

No union

 

Woodland

$942

Stehekin

No union

 

Yakima

$1,053

Steptoe

No union

 

Yelm Community

$1,058

Summit Valley

No union

 

Zillah

$949

Valley

No union

 

State Average Dues

$1,115

Source: WEA “Hudson Packet” sent to nonmembers with the offer to receive a refund, November 21, 2014.

See average teacher salary by district here and teacher salaries & benefits here.