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Dues and Fees for Local 54 Workers

Dispatch: A new worker registers with the Union Hall and the Apprenticeship program. On the dispatch is the rating and pay rate of the worker. The dispatch will indicate the rate per hour that initiation is deducted. It all starts with the dispatch.


Initiation: When a worker is new to Local 54 they have to pay Initiation. Initiation is a $600.00 fee deducted from the workers paycheck at the rate per hour dependent upon the workers’ rating.

Initiation Rates: 100% $2.50 per hour. 90% $1.50 per hour. 80% $1.50 per hour. 70% and lower $1.00 per hour.

Membership: Membership is attained after fulfilling initiation. At that time, Checkoff dues are collected by the employer. The current check off dues rate is $1.97 per hour worked:

Rebound: 5 cents

Work Recovery: 10 cents

Organizing: 30 cents

Dues Check off: $1.02

Building Fund: 50 Cents

= $1.97. These rates have been ratified by the membership and support union building activities.

Vacation: This a fund created for the Member that is collected by the employer. It is simply putting money into a member’s Qualstar Credit Union account for their benefit. This is not to be taken from the workers funds until they become a member.

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