Walker thinks he can cripple our union by making payroll deduction for union dues illegal. We need to stand strong and sending a message: Walker can’t legislate away our union, he can’t decide whether we're a union – we decide.
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We can build our union and take back Wisconsin. It’s all up to us. Who decides? We decide!
*Individuals who are paid 12 months per year can look their gross monthly salary above and determine the amount of dues to pay in that group. Members who are paid on the academic calendar year (i.e. 9 months per year) will pay 75% of what is listed above.
9-month employees should calculate their dues rate as follows:
(Monthly Salary Amount) x 0.75 = Adj. Salary Amount
Find your Adj. Salary Amount on the chart above and that’s your Group
For example, if you are paid based on the academic year and your gross monthly salary is $4267.43, you would calculate your dues as follows:
If you haven't yet done so, you can join your fellow academic staff and faculty as part of UFAS AFT Local 223 today by completing and returning our online application. If you support UFAS's fight to protect higher education and restore the collective bargaining rights of faculty and academic staff, please remember: all of this happens because of the commitment of members. So take a step in support of our work and join today!
AFT President Randi Weingarten and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke at the Washington, D.C., launch of "Higher Ed, Not Debt," a new multiyear campaign advocating for affordable access to higher education for all, without the burden of debt or financial hardship.
Pushed to the wall after 18 months of bargaining for a first contract, 1,100 faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago went on strike Feb. 18 and 19. It was the first strike in recent memory at a research institution and, as such, generated a lot of media attention both in Chicago and across the nation.
Want to learn how to build a more powerful local union and become a more effective union activist? Take advantage of the special AFT Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training opportunity in St. Louis on April 5-6. The day-and-a-half-long event includes courses such as Managing with Labor’s Values; Training Worksite Leaders; Union-Management Partnerships; Being the Public Face of Your Union; The Common Core: What, When, Where and How; Engaging Our Members through Activism and Better Communications; and Researching Your Employer’s World and How to Use the Information for Good. For more information contact the AFT’s Union Leadership Institute at 202-879-4497.