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    Just wondering what you guys are paying in dues. I pay $31 a check. Was wondering if that was about the norm. Stay safe.


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    $20 a month. Not to bad.
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    $ 15.00 per week

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    $20.94 every other week.

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    My IAFF dues are $10.20 a week, $530.40 a year.
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    It's figured on a percentage of the salary for a firefighter, but I can't remember if it's done on midrange or maximum in the overall scale. Oh well, they say the mind is the first thing to go. I pay 38 dollars every 2 weeks.

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    $120 per month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    $120 per month.

    Wow I thought ours were high. Do you get alot for your money?

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    $20 bi-weekly.

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    $15.00 Every pay period for $390.00 a year.
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    $35 montly, or $17.50 per pay check.

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    We paid 1% of Top Firemans wages. When they received a raise...so did the Union. I think it is still done that way as of today.
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    About $15 and change per week...

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    $0.00 We're not union.
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    1% of salary goes to the union.

    In Illinois it's the AFFI that fights for our pension benefits so it's well worth it. Every couple of years our union gets us a pension enhancement or at least beats back a challenge to take some away from us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac73 View Post
    Wow I thought ours were high. Do you get alot for your money?
    Yeah, we do. There's some medical benefits over and above the cities self funded plan and other perks. We think it's worth it.
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    About $30 a pay, every 2 weeks.

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    We switched to 1% of our base pay about a year and a half ago. We had been paying $10 biweekly. The members refused several increases even though the union was getting behind. This works well because as our pay and inflation go up the unions cut goes up too. It is also nice for our new guys which make way less the first two years. This seems like it will work better in the long run because we wonít have to ask for increases just to stay where we are. It just took us to the brink of bankruptcy to get there! Hopefully in another year or two when we get caught up we can lower this to 0.5%

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    We pay $20/month

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    $26 bi-weekly.

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