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To help build our union, click here. You’ll be redirected to a secure website where you can sign up for union membership.

Go to the Membership tab and select “Join the Union.”

Next, select your local: 0223 UFAS.

Next, select your dues category. (This information is for union purposes only and will never be shared with an outside party.) Below is the UFAS dues structure. Please declare your dues tier based upon your annual gross income level.

Dues Tier   Monthly Dues   Annual Income
Tier 1          $11.00                Less than $15,490
Tier 2          $13.50                $15,490 to $18,727
Tier 3          $22.00                $18,728 to $33,999
Tier 4          $31.50                $34,000 to $45,999
Tier 5          $40.50                $46,000 to $57,999
Tier 6          $49.00                $58,000 to $69,999
Tier 7          $58.00                $70,000 to $81,999
Tier 8          $67.00                $82,000 to $93,999
Tier 9          $77.00                $94,000 to $106,999
Tier 10        $87.00                $107,000 to $119,999
Tier 11        $97.00                $120,000 to $132,999
Tier 12        $130.00              $133,000 to $142,999
Tier 13        $140.00              $143,000 and up

At our May 2020 GMM, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing job losses in our community, UFAS has instituted a temporary dues reduction for any member whose family has been affected by the pandemic. Please contact us for more details

In addition, according to our by-laws, "Members who retire, resign or are not renewed can continue membership after leaving the University of Wisconsin Madison by paying $120.00 in annual dues."

The dues are determined based on total (including summer salary of those 9-month employees who receive it) annual gross (pre-tax) salary and are collected monthly over 12 months. The dues schedule is used by everyone. Dues are not based on the amount of time you work; they are based on the amount of money you make in the 12-month period.

EXAMPLE: A 12-month employee makes $47,500 in a year. A nine-month employee makes $52,000 in the year (but they make it in nine months). Both would pay dues at the Tier 5 level because both their annual salaries fall within that tier.

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!

Already a member and need to make changes? You can update your membership here!

Update Your Membership

If you are already a member and need to update your membership, please, contact the AFT-Wisconsin office. Updates include new credit cards, changes to your payment methods, or a change in your dues rate. UFAS uses a tiered dues structure, which you can find below.

Kathy Kreul, AFT-Wisconsin's Executive Assistant, can update information for you quickly over the phone. Her number is 608-662-1444. You can also email her with updates and questions at