First off, $1000 is far too cheap. To start with 10% of income per year with Weekly monitoring and drug checks for 20 years. Then you are first in line.
guess we could make that tax deductible.
When I joined the pipefitters union, UA, it cost me 100 hours of journeyman wages, which at the time was $28/hour.
You got to make it reasonable to get the registrations. Then ratchet up the fees for Round 2. Once the wall is built, round ‘em all up and catapult em back over the wall.