Dues and Hourly Rates

Why do we pay union dues?

Dues provide the Union with the resources needed to stand up for good jobs, benefits, decent working conditions, and a better future for our families. Dues also provide the funding needed to give workers power at the bargaining table and in the community.

How much do I owe in dues?

Please call the Union Office at (212) 331-1800. You can also visit the Contact Us page for more information.

What month am I paid through?

Please call the Union Office at (212) 331-1800. You can also visit the Contact Us page for more information.

How much are the dues?

The predominant dues structure is as follows:

  • Dues for Commercial and School members are your hourly wages x 2.25. The dues maximum for 2014 is $76 per month.
  • Dues for Hotel members are $40 per month.

Please call the Union Office at (212) 331-1800. You can also visit the Contact Us page for more information.

How much are non-working dues?

Effective 7/1/2013, non-working dues are $18.00 per month (through June 30, 2014).

How do I leave the Union in good standing?

You must pay all dues owed, write a letter requesting withdrawal from the Local, and pay $5 for your withdrawal card. Your request will be reviewed by the Executive Board.

What is my current status?

Please call the Union Office at (212) 331-1800. You can also visit the Contact Us page for more information.

How do you calculate the new helper’s rate for a member under the RAB agreement?

Helpers employed by a RAB employer and new to the industry start at 70% of the current full helper rate, provided you are enrolled in the Training Fund. Helpers generally get a 5% increase every six months. Typically, helpers also get a raise on January 1 of each year, because the full helper’s rate increases then, according to the collective bargaining agreement.

You can request a rates and dues sheet. Please call the Union Office at (212) 331-1800. You can also visit the Contact Us page for more information.

Why do I owe dues if I am on Dues Checkoff?

If you signed up for dues check-off, your monthly dues should be automatically withdrawn from your paycheck and sent by your employer to Local 94. However, sometimes an employer may not withhold your dues or your employer may withhold an incorrect amount. If this happens, you as the member are responsible for any unpaid dues, unless you can provide a copy of your paystub showing that your dues were withheld by your employer. If that happens, the Union will pursue the matter with your employer directly, and you are not responsible for paying any unpaid dues.

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