The amount of union dues vary from union to union and will usually range from a few hundred dollars per year to more than a thousand dollars. For example, if your union dues are $500 per year, this means you are paying about $0.24 in union dues for every hour you work (excluding overtime).
You should also know that, if you do not live in a Right to Work state, you can be required to pay union dues (or agency fees) or the union can order you to be fired if there is a union (income) security agreement in your place of work. To read more about forced union dues/fees, go here.
In addition, union dues are not the same as initiation fees to that can be charged to join the union (also usually in the hundreds of dollars); nor are dues the same as "special assessments" (which is money members may be required to pay in addition to normaly monthly dues).
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