What are the costs associated with a Union?
As a Union member you will pay a small amount in Union Membership Fees on a regular basis. The current formula for weekly fees 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 fee 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 $40 for full-time. If you are part-time, the $25 is usually broken down over several paycheques.
And remember, the Membership Fees you pay to the Union are tax deductible.
Want to read more about where the money from your Membership Fees goes? https://www.ufcw175.com/why-join/