RWDSU and Union Dues

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has stated that its union dues are $9.25 per week, which is almost $500 per year.

The RWDSU is a business that collects dues from its members to pay union expenses like salaries and perks for union officials.

The RWDSU has negotiated what is called “dues check off” in many of its contracts. That means when a contract is signed, if a member has given authorization, the union dues owed by the member can be taken directly out of the member’s paycheck  to cover the almost $500/year in dues. If a member doesn’t give authorization, the member would need to pay the dues directly to the union.