Welcome to SEIU Local 2015!

Together, We’re Building The Strongest Union for California’s Long Term Care Workers. With representational responsibility for over 400,000 home care, skilled nursing facility, and assisted living center workers, SEIU Local 2015 is the biggest long term care union in California.

It is our mission to unleash the collective power of long-term care workers, their families, and their communities, harness the power of technology, and build a broad movement to disrupt the unjust status quo in order to bring lasting transformational change towards a more just society for all.

SEIU Local 2015 Membership Definitions

Regular Membership: A regular member is any individual employed in a bargaining unit for which the Union is the recognized bargaining agent for matters relating to wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment, any long term care worker who is actively engaged in an organizing campaign seeking recognition for SEIU Local 2015 as the exclusive bargaining representative, any Union officer or employee of SEIU Local 2015 who is not represented for the purposes of collective bargaining by another union; officers or employees of SEIU International who are admitted to membership by action of the Executive Board of SEIU Local 2015 and who pay the full dues. Where the term “member” is used throughout this Constitution and Bylaws, it shall refer to Regular Member unless otherwise specified.

IHSS Member From
Nursing Home and Private Home Care Agency Member Form

Displaced Member: A displaced member is any worker who had been an active regular member and for whom unforeseen circumstances lasting longer than 6 months no longer allows them to work in a bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 2015. A Displaced Member shall be required to continue paying the full dues rates for which they will have the right to access member benefits and to participate in Union meetings and vote on matters at such meetings except those related to bargaining agreements or internal Union governance issues. A Displaced Member shall not be entitled to hold leadership office. If during the first thirty (30) months in term of office, a member’s membership category changes to Displaced, his/her seat shall be vacated and the vacancy will be filled according to Article IX Section G of this Constitution and By-Laws. If the membership status change happens during the last six (6) months of the term, the member will be allowed to finish out the full term of which they were elected.

Displaced Member Form

Associate Membership: An associate membership is open to other persons who support the mission, vision and values of SEIU Local 2015, and are not employers of long term care workers who presently or could potentially hold a collective bargaining relationship with SEIU Local 2015 members and who pay dues. Associate members shall enjoy all the rights and bear all the responsibilities outlined in this Constitution and Bylaws, except that they may not run for or hold elected office, vote in Union elections or votes or referenda of any kind, or file charges before a trial body, and may be suspended or expelled from membership by vote of the Executive Board without appeal. Associate members may attend and, when recognized by the Chair, participate in Union meetings as observers. Associate members may represent the Union as Union body representatives when approved by the Executive Board and consistent with the SEIU Constitution and Bylaws and all other applicable law. The Executive Board may deny associate membership requests.

Associate Member Form

Retiree Member: A retiree member is any worker who had been an active regular member in a bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 2015; has officially retired from his/her caregiver job; is not currently working in another job for which that bargaining unit is represented by SEIU Local 2015 and who pays dues. A Retiree Member shall enjoy all the rights and bear all the responsibilities outlined in this Constitution and Bylaws, except that they may not run for or hold elected office, vote in Union elections or votes or referenda of any kind, or file charges before a trial body, and may be suspended or expelled from membership by vote of the Executive Board without appeal. Retiree members may attend and, when recognized by the Chair, participate in Union meetings as observers. Retiree members may represent the Union as Union body representatives when approved by the Executive Board and consistent with the SEIU Constitution and Bylaws and all other applicable law. The Executive Board may deny Retiree membership requests.

SEIU Local 2015 Dues Structure

Dues and Fees for Regular Members: The dues rate for all regular members of the Union shall be 3% of gross wages with a monthly minimum of $15.50 and monthly maximum of $45.

Dues for Associate Members: The dues for Associate Members shall be $15.50 a month.

Dues for Displaced Members: The dues for Displaced Members shall be $15.50 a month.

Dues for Retiree Members: The dues for Retiree Members shall be $15.50 a month.

Dues for Individuals Employed in Multiple Bargaining Units: No member shall be required to pay more than the monthly maximum dues rate regardless of the number of bargaining unit employers that remit dues on their behalf. Any remittance made by the employer (s) above the maximum dues rate will be refunded to the member by the Union.

Strike Fund: Contributions to a Strike Fund shall be included in the dues rates as defined above, and shall not require additional deductions or financial obligations on top of the standard dues amounts. Twenty-five (25) cents per month from every homecare member’s dues will be allocated to a strike fund. Fifty (50) cents per month from every nursing home and private agency member’s dues will be allocated to a strike fund.

C.O.P.E. – Committee on Political Education

This voluntary contribution by members to our political work is essential to moving long term care workers to Dignity they deserve – quality jobs, retirement security, livable wages, and quality health care.

C.O.P.E. Authorization Form

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