How are Union Dues Structured???

  1. This was sent to me by my friend Christina, a nursing advocate from NY state and am posting with her permission. Any info can be sent to her or I will forward reply posts left here. She is trying to get a national sense of union dues, no Union name is necessary. Karen


    I am trying to get some information regarding the various
    nursing unions, and their dues structures. I want to know
    the difference in relationship to otherunions for an

    I do not necessarily need the names of the unions, just
    geographic location, and the structure-meaning are the dues
    based on geography, income, services, what percentages, etc.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Send email to

    Our Unity is our Power

    Christina Terranova RN, LNC

    Big Apple Healthcare Advocacy

    The Florence Project, Inc.
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  3. by   vicki444
    hello- from the beautiful state of Oregon--I spoke to a native nurse from the NYC area and found their dues to be so much lower than ours and yet cost of living in that area i higher so the picture i'm getting is that it's based on the operating budget of the state union office and number of nurses who belong--the reps in that area probably cover many more nurses than in our area. therefore, if you have 1 per 50 compared to 1 per 500,the dues will be lower.My dues run $20 x26payperiods and NYC was 1% of starting pay(much lower) hope that gives you an idea vjg
  4. by   -jt
    about 1% of the starting salary for an new grad ADN/diploma RN.

    Deducted from one paycheck - once a month. My dues at my hospital are about $54/month.....dues at other hospitals/facilities are higher or lower depending on their starting salary....either way, its money very well spent!

    btw, we have about 33,000 members.
  5. by   vicki444
    thanks jt for making that clearer--i did the cost of living chart for our areas and since it's roughly 20% higher in NYC then it makes sense that the job pays more and the dues run higher. Plus,probably very different surroundings to work in. vjg