What are Union Dues:
Union Dues are monthly fees payed to the Union by each member. Those fees support the local in its effort to represent you at the bargaining table and at the job site.
How Much are my Dues:
Dues for members with hourly wages $11.00 and under are 2 times their hourly rate, and members who hourly rate is over $11.01 pay 3 times their hourly rate. Dues are to be payed each month to the Union.
How do I pay my Dues:
Dues are paid once per month. There are two choices that a member may pay their dues:
Check Off Authorization
1. Check Off Authorization
The preferred method of payment of dues by most Union members is through Union Dues Checkoff.
Checkoff is a monthly deduction from your paycheck taken by your employer. The deduction is taken by the employer then sent to the Local Union. This method is a convenient means by which a member may make monthly payment of dues through their employer to the Union.
****note Some Labor Agreements do not offer the Checkoff Payment option.
2. Self Payment of Dues:
A member can come to the Union office and make payment by cash or check each month.
What if I don’t pay my Dues:
If you are delinquent in payment of your dues, you could have your membership suspended and be removed from your job until your dues are paid or payment arrangements have been made.
Most Labor Agreements require that any employee pay Union Dues within the first 30 days of employment.