Proposed Dues Increase
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Executive Board is recommending an increase of $5 a year for Local 1000 membership dues, effective October 1, 2018. This would bring annual membership dues to US$177 per year. Dues have not been increased since 2013. Over the past year, we have significantly cut some costs and we are keeping a close eye on all of our spending. Despite these measures, it is challenging for Local 1000 to cover expenses. We are one of the largest locals in the union without a major collective bargaining agreement, such as a symphony, and because the majority of our members don’t regularly file contracts, we do not have the work dues income that other similarly-sized locals benefit from. The dues increase will help us cover our basic costs and keep the office running more smoothly for members.
The change in dues will be voted on at our June membership meeting on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3 pm EST
Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD
Please see the proposed revision below.
AFM Local 1000
Proposed Bylaws Revision to Article V, Section 3
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Article V: FEES, DUTIES, AND ASSESSMENTS
Section 3. All members shall pay annual membership dues of $172 $177. Dues may be paid quarterly at a rate equivalent to one-quarter of the annual dues plus $2.50 per quarter. Any changes or establishment of membership dues, local initiation fees, reinstatement fees, assessments and dues based on earnings (work dues) may be presented at any membership meeting by a committee appointed by the President and voted upon by members present at such meeting, provided the proposed changes appear in the official journal of the Union at least a month previous to such meeting.