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What Are Union Dues/Initiation Fees?
Apr 13, 2021

It takes money to run any organization including a Union.  Local 4911 receives its funding from membership dues.




Union Dues are two hours pay per month for full time members and 1.15% of straight-time hourly pay for part time and per diem members. 


Because the UAW is a membership organization, UAW members determine dues.  The current dues formula, two hours pay a month, was set by local union members at the UAW convention in 1967.  These delegates had been elected by UAW local unions across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.  Our dues are tied to our straight-time hourly earnings.  They include amounts considered part of regular pay or bonus, but they exclude shift and overtime premiums.




Initiation fees like dues are set by UAW membership.  Initiation fees are only paid one (1) time.  They are currently $20 for all new members.


Initiation fees are waived for employees who have a withdrawal card from another UAW Union.  It is the responsibility of new members to submit the card to the financial secretary before their six (6) month probation period has been completed.

UAW Local 4911
1010 River Street
Lansing, MI 48912

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