About Union Dues

Union Dues—the lifeblood of the Union

We are a strong and vibrant union—a force to be reckoned with in the Greater Philadelphia area. To remain strong and continue our mission to bring hope to health care workers everywhere, we need money. One of the ways we raise money is through the collection of union dues and initiation fees.
The monthly dues you pay finance the operation of the District, including:

  • the upkeep of our headquarters (Philadelphia and Southern NJ),,
  • the grievance and arbitration process,
  • legal counsel,
  • consultation fees,
  • contract negotiations,
  • recruiting new members to strengthen the union, and
  • the salaries and benefits of the District staff who serve you, our membership.

You should know that union dues do not pay for the benefits you receive through the Benefit Fund, nor do they pay for any benefits you may be eligible to receive through the Pension Fund. Benefit Fund and Pension benefits are funded through contributions from participating employers according to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement in place for that location.

For more information about Benefit and Pension Fund Benefits, please visit the Benefit And Pension Fund Website.

How Dues Are Calculated

Dues, which are paid monthly, are calculated using the following formula:

2.15% times your base monthly earnings
Minimum dues = $23.40 + $1.70* = $25.10 per member per month
Maximum dues = $49.80 + $1.70* = $51.50 per member per month

* Monthly dues for the International Union – American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); these amount reflect 2008 dues increase.

Initiation Fees
All new members, except newly organized members are required to pay a one-time $50 initiation fee.

Newly Organized Members
As a new member, you are not required to pay dues until a contract has been negotiated and you have voted to accept that contract. In addition, if you have joined 1199C through new organization, you are not required to pay the new member one-time initiation fee of $50.

If you have questions about your union dues that this page did not answer, call then NUHHCE Dues Department at 215-735-1300 and ask for Lynne Love.