Unions are member-supported organizations. Dues are collected and used to support member-established priorities like organizing, training, professional development, educational lobbying, collective bargaining, legal services, and contract enforcement.
Faculty union dues in the United States are typically 1-2% of base salary. The exact amount of our union’s dues will depend upon our priorities. Dues are established through a vote of the membership, and they will not be collected until after we successfully bargain and ratify our first contract.