Union dues are only 2% of base pay. Over-time, differentials, or specialty pay are not included in this calculation. This means that dues are paid by an equitable percentage system. The maximum any member pays is $37.50 a pay period. This works out to cost you approximately 1 - 1.5 hours of pay every two weeks. Your contribution insures your unions' growth and strength!
How will your dues be spent?
Dues help cover the costs of:
Maintaining Your Contract
Publications and Newsletters
Grievances and Arbitrations
Annual Delegates Conference
Salaries of Union director, organizers, & office staff
Maintenance of Union Offices, utilities, equipment & supplies
What kind of successes the union has had on behalf of workers?
Every day union activists and staff work to defend the provisions of the union contract insuring justice in disciplinary actions, mitigating the decisions of management, fighting for jobs and improving working conditions of all employees. Take a look at your union contract you will find that your salary and benefits are competitive to others in your industry. When workers have issues to deal with they can seek the assistance of a delegate or officer at their workplace or contact the union office for guidance and representation.