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Dues

Unions have dues deducted from members' paychecks, to pay for union salaries and administration costs. Members' dues are also given away by the union in political contributions to various candidates and causes, as determined by union executives.

In the Teamsters' union, for example, dues are 2½ times a person's hourly wage, per month. Plus, some locals charge additional initiation fees and other “assessments” to members. To find out how much your dues to the Teamsters would be:

To find out how much your dues to a typical union would be:

 

Enter your hourly wage or hourly equivalent

 

 

Your monthly dues would be

 

Your annual dues would be

 

Over the typical life of a three-year contract, this would total


 

Instead of paying union dues for this time, you could buy:

 

full tanks of gas

 

32-inch flat panel televisions

 

nice dinners

 

$75 shopping sprees at the store of your choice

 

years of cell phone service

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