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How much does it cost to join Local One and how much are my union dues?

There are no initiation fees for newly organized shops. Monthly union dues are $12/month for journeymen and $8/month for general workers and tenders. In 2011 the dues were increased  for the first time in over 50 years.

Assessments are just 1% of total hours worked. (For example, $45K annual salary = $450/year assessment into the general fund). This assessment provides all members with up to 26 weeks of supplemental unemployment in addition to state unemployment.