I know they won't be able to opt out immedicately, but in a couple years, they will be.
Do we dare say 50%?
Probably alot, but it won;t make any difference. Will GM even be around in a few years without more government bailouts. Why don' t they just move GM to Washington. It would be a good city for them, kind of the same kind of people that run Detroit.
Lot of things to consider. Short time employees will see no need to belong to the union. Not paying dues puts upto a $150 in their monthly pay check.
All long term employees will continue to belong.
UAW members pay monthly dues equal to two hours pay or, for salaried workers, 1.15% of their monthly salary. Public employees who are prohibited by law from striking are not required to pay into the UAW Strike Fund, so they could pay proportionally lower dues.
The UAW's current dues structure was established by the delegates to the 1967 Special Convention. In restructuring the UAW's dues program, the delegates had two basic objectives. First, they wanted a dues structure that would be fair to all UAW members regardless of their annual incomes. Second, they were determined to provide for the long-term financial health of UAW locals and the International Union with a dues structure that wouldn't have to be changed every few years. Their solution--linking dues to earnings--satisfied both objectives."
"Do we dare say 50%?"
I don't think so. I used to be responsible for a plant in Virginia, another RTW state. About 96% still chose to belong to the union. I think this whole thing is a bit overhyped. It is surely a step in the right direction, but in terms in real dollars I don't think it will have the impact some believe it will.
Good point. I think it's a step in the right direction as well. And as the unions keep losing power, not in a bad way that is, I think more new people will not join because unions are really what they used to be. I can see the old timers staying in.
(((("Do we dare say 50%?"))))
((I don't think so. ))
How many are Tier II vs. Tier I? If I were Tier II, I don't see any way I'd want to give the UAW one thin dime, since I'd realize they are the ones who boned me.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
While you are on the topic of percentages please enlighten us snakedog as to the 25% of the Malibu that is made in Japan.
You are the one that made the statement it is up to you to prove it as fact.
I understand that members dues is approximately 5% of gross. Let's see, wages about $20/hr, 40 hrs a week, at least $2,700/month dues approaching $150/month. I see a large percentage of present employees opting out of automatic dues deduction.
I think the $150/month is low.
"I understand that members dues is approximately 5% of gross."
Are you even capable of doing research???
Uaw dues are 2 straight time hours pay per month. Jeye recently posted it, maybe this morning
and it's been posted here many times.
Ps: Using your example of $20/hour that would be $40/month. I mention that in case you could not figure it out.