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UAW raises dues for 1st time in 47 years
Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2014 3:52 PM EDT | Tom Krisher

Posted on 06/03/2014 1:09:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Delegates to the United Auto Workers convention have voted to raise dues by 25 percent to shore up the union’s finances, the first increase in 47 years.

Representatives from local unions across the nation approved the increase with a show of hands, raising dues from two hours of pay per month to 2½ hours. […]

It will raise about $15 million per year for the union, but the average longtime auto worker who makes just over $28 per hour will pay around $14 more per month.

Annual dues revenue has dropped nearly 40 percent since 2006 to $115 million as membership dropped 27 percent. The strike fund has fallen from more than $914 million in 2005 to about $627 million at the end of last year. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: failuretorepresent; uaw; uniondues; unitedautoworkers

1 posted on 06/03/2014 1:09:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Ouch!


2 posted on 06/03/2014 1:10:31 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
President Bob King says the increase is needed for the union to build power and keep up efforts to organize Southern auto plants. The bulk of the union’s workers are employed by the Detroit Three automakers—Chrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.

The increase would go to bolster the strike fund, but $25 million would be transferred from the strike fund to the operating fund. …
IOW, to try to find more workers to leech off while failing to represent them as much as they have failed to represent the employees of the Big Three that no longer have jobs.
3 posted on 06/03/2014 1:13:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Army Air Corps

The unions are suffering because they no longer serve the interests of their members but have become extensions of the Democrat Party. What is good for the worked comes in second place to what is good for the Democrat Party. Workers know this and that is why the flee the unions when they can. That is why the unions and the Democrat Party want card check so badly and go into fits concerning right to work laws.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 1:16:14 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: cripplecreek

Ping.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 1:17:48 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

The article is not correct in my opinion. As the union member receives a percentage hourly wage increase every year, then union dues also increase by the percentage raise. So dues have increased in much less than 47 years, probably every year.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 1:21:00 PM PDT by Ferndina
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To: Olog-hai

PERFECT!

They are following the democratic party strategy. When you don’t have enough money, take more from those you represent.

This will help their membership. Obviously they need to start negotiating for higher wages to offset the necessary % increase of their dues.

LMAO!


7 posted on 06/03/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Olog-hai

PERFECT!

They are following the democratic party strategy. When you don’t have enough money, take more from those you represent.

This will help their membership. Obviously they need to start negotiating for higher wages to offset the necessary % increase of their dues.

LMAO!


8 posted on 06/03/2014 1:23:14 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Olog-hai

Actually the bulk of the UAW these days has nothing to do with making cars at all.

About half are medical and public employees.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
DO'H!

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10 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Ferndina

That was my first reaction as well. What has happened is that the percentage which goes to the union is higher.

But then, my head explodes over the fallacy of baseline budgeting.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:46 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: WMarshal

The worst thing that has happened to the UAW in history was getting ownership in GM to support pensions. As a voting member of GM’s ownership, the UAW had an interest in the company’s success. They had to own the wages and benefits.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the UAW negotiated the biggest concessions in its history after being handed a controlling stake in GM (maybe it was only certain locals... I should do some more research).


12 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hand over your money, we have resorts to fund.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 1:30:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cripplecreek

See: Black Lake Resort


14 posted on 06/03/2014 1:31:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
Terry Bowman spoke of Black Lake when he testified against union fundraising on Capitol hill a couple years ago.

For example: the UAW financially maintains their "Black Lake Facility a retreat for where union members and staff go to be educated about things like “leadership development, union involvement, health and safety, political action, civil rights and many other topics.”

Although I have worked there for over 15 years, I have never once been invited to go to Black Lake Resort. However, m any UAW members get their wages paid to attend the 1 week seminars (wages paid by the local union), and the entire retreat is financially paid for with regular union dues - including food and lodging (all of which are right on the premises). Unfortunately, there seems to be a certain group of pe ople who are invited time and time again (workers who are involved with far - left union activity), and the rest of us are never afforded the opportunity to go . I have been told that these “training sessions” are full of political propaganda, and they constantly disparage the Republican Party.


Terry Bowman UAW member and President of Union Conservatives, Inc. Testimony before the Full Committee U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
15 posted on 06/03/2014 1:40:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

shocking, who could have guessed it would be used for political purposes?

//sarcasm


16 posted on 06/03/2014 1:46:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Ferndina

The article’s claiming that they take two hours’ pay as dues every month rather than a percentage. Even if that isn’t correct, hourly wage increases would represent an increase in revenue all right, although losing members represents a loss, ironically.


17 posted on 06/03/2014 1:47:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Tenacious 1

And libs wonder why the VW plant in Tennessee told them where to go.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 1:48:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
UAW raises dues for 1st time in 47 years

Oh BS. The union has raised dues every time their serfs got a new contract.

They have just raised the percentage of dues they are stealing.

19 posted on 06/03/2014 1:49:12 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Olog-hai

UAW Motto: “Unemployment is better than a job with reduced wages and benefits.”


20 posted on 06/03/2014 1:59:46 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: cripplecreek
I was the administrator of my company's UAW pension plan, only to the extent that I calculated their pensions based on the extensive history of our contract, prepared the paperwork, and set up the accounts at the bank following approval of the joint pension comittee which comprised both members of management and appointed officials of the UAW.

While the then existing dues for active employees was the first two pay hours of each month, approx. $50 for the skilled trades guys, I was amazed at the number of retirees who chose to have the $2 dues fee deducted from their pension, not knowing that the only thing it guaranteed was that they would receive a monthly news letter.

They thought they would receive representation..........

My company just announced it was filing bankruptsy with the court hearing comming up this month, and the members of a retiree based website were complaining about who was going to represent them at the hearing, asking where were their "monthly dues" going to.......They believed their $2 monthly deduction actually afforded them UAW International representation.......

With that being said, their concerns and mine are justified but for them to believe that their $2.00 deduction afforded them International representation was based on a fallacy.........

21 posted on 06/03/2014 3:23:00 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Olog-hai

Gotta fund those dem candidates campaigns off the backs of the working man.


22 posted on 06/03/2014 3:39:39 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Army Air Corps

hmmm... so now instead of 30 minutes of union bidnizz on the clock per week it will be 37 minutes, 30 seconds.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 5:18:29 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

They didn’t raise dues by 25%, they raised the RATE that people pay in dues by 25%. Big difference, because dues have been going up with salary for ALL of those 47 years.

I suspect that they’re just trying to head off a revolt by the working class.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 5:18:29 PM PDT by BobL
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