Fair Share Service Fee Procedures
Beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year, the All Faculty Association (AFA) of Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) implemented Senate Bill 1960, which was approved by the California legislature and the governor in September 2000, and incorporated into Government Code Sections 3540.1, 3543, 3546, 3583.5 as of January 1, 2001. The provisions of this Government Code require those faculty members who are NOT members of a collective bargaining association in schools and colleges to pay a Fair Share Service Fee (FSSF) to help support the work of the collective bargaining agent undertaken on their behalf. This legislation recognizes the principle that non-members should pay their fair share of obtaining and maintaining the benefits of union representational activities that include, for example, negotiations to improve terms and conditions and employment and grievance representation. According to the provisions of the legislation, the amount of the Fair Share Service Fee (FSSF) will be automatically deducted from each paycheck for the duration of your employment as a faculty member at SRJC. The Executive Council of AFA set the FSSF to be the equivalent of the dues that members pay, 0.74% of gross pay beginning Spring 2012. The same percentage is applied to the earnings of both full-time and part-time faculty.