Becoming a Member

Who is eligible to become a bargaining unit member?

  • All regular full-time and part-time employees of Eastern Oregon University working as library and teaching faculty holding ranks including Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Senior Instructor, Senior Instructor II and Instructor.
  • Faculty who teach at least one class per year, on-campus at EOU.
  • All on-site employees with a teaching appointment of 0.5FTE or higher.
1.3% Dues translated to Dollars

Membership dues are 1.3% of your base salary. Base salary does not include any overload you may make in a given year.

If you have any questions about joining our union feel free to contact Heather Tomlinson or any building steward.

If you would like to join, please fill out the Membership application and email to Heather Tomlinson at

Heather Tomlinson, MFA, Membership Coordinator


Heather has been the Membership Coordinator of our union for three years. She works with the stewards to connect with new faculty, members and non-members. Heather has recently participated in the Member Organizing Institute (MOI) through AFT-Oregon.

Heather is a Theatre Arts Professor at Eastern Oregon University with her focus being in costume design, construction and stage makeup. She has worked at the Idaho Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival and the Chautauqua Opera in Chautauqua, NY. Heather has also taught at the Universidad de Monterrey (Udem) located in Monterrey, México. Her focus there being on fashion design, textiles and construction. She has designed numerous plays at EOU and currently creates fiber art.

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