Dues

Typical dues for AFSCME Council 75 local union are 1.27% of salaries. The minimum is $15 per month; 2019 Maximum is $69.70 per month

Contracts should always offset these dues

Dues increases are voted on by our House Officer Union

The contract between OHSU and AFSCME Local 328 requires that employees represented by our union either become members or pay a fair share of our union’s costs to represent them. So, if you are hired into a classified position (a job that is represented by AFSCME), even if you choose not to become a union member, you pay the equivalent of union dues. 

Non-dues paying members receive the same contractual benefits and representation as members, but dues-paying members receive many benefits that non-dues paying members do not. 

 

DO UNION DUES GO TO POLITICS?

Yes because your dues go toward defending your contracts, jobs, and benefits. Due to the nature of the work our members do, it's critical we engage with public officials to advocate, lobby, and win on issues like good budgets, fighting privatization, and defend-ing PERS.

HOW MUCH GOES TO POLITICS?

Just 0.94% of your dues goes towards politics. For the average member that means about fifty-cents per month.

WHO DECIDES WHERE IT GETS ALLOCATED?

The elected-members of our Political Action Committee (PAC). Any member can run for the Committee and have a say in the process. 

WHERE DOES THAT MONEY GO?

That money can only be used in local elections in Oregon, not federal races. Generally, it is used to support pro-worker candidates of either party, fight for/against ballot measures, and support PERS defense. For partisan races, our PAC regularly supports candidates from all political parties, it's really about where they stand on issues.