What are the costs associated with a Union?
As a Union member you will pay a small amount in Union dues on a regular basis. The current formula for weekly dues at UFCW Locals 175 & 633 is:
Multiply your hourly rate by .6, then add 25 cents.
So, for example, if you make $14 per hour, your dues would be calculated as:
14.00 x .6 + 0.25 = 8.65 per week
When a Unionized employer hires you, there is usually a one-time enrollment fee. At UFCW Locals 175 & 633 that amount is $25 for part-time, and $50 for full-time. If you are part-time, the $25 is usually broken down over several paycheques.
And remember, dues are tax deductible.
Want to read more about where your dues money goes? http://www.ufcw175.com/why-join/