Service Employees International Union, Local 500 Dues & Agency Fees

Article III of the Collective Bargaining Agreement requires all part-time faculty covered by the agreement to:

    1. choose to become a union member and pay dues, OR
    2. choose not to become a union member and pay an agency fee to the union, OR
    3. apply to the union for an exemption from the agency fee requirement based on one of the exemption categories in Article III.A.

Part-time faculty can use the Local 500 Dues/Agency Fee form, which they receive with their appointment letter from the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, to make their election, or part-time faculty can contact Local 500’s Director of Representation Programs directly at (301) 740-7100.

Local 500 Dues/Agency Fee Form

The Local 500 Dues/Agency Fee Form must be sent directly to SEIU Local 500 either by scanned copy to email address:  [email protected] or US mail to 901 Russell Avenue, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD  20879.

Contact Part-Time Faculty


[email protected]