Introduction to Your Union
I’m Automatically Part of the Union, Right?
Actually, no! Membership in CAPS is opt-in, meaning that you must actively fill out a member application either in-person or online. Without filling out a membership application, you are considered a non-member in the Bargaining Unit.
Non-members Are Not Represented
Non-members of CAPS, those who are employed as state scientists without officially joining CAPS do not receive CAPS benefits, representation, or communications. Here’s a summary of benefits members receive that non-members do not:
|Negative Performance Evaluations|
|LEGAL REPRESENTATION during...|
|Rejections During Probation|
|Contract Voting Rights|
|CAPS Election Voting Rights|
|Bargaining and Other Surveys|