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Old 01-16-2014, 07:06 AM
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Just read in the paper that the UAW is upping their dues 25%. They want to bolster their "strike fund". I guess that's code for buy off some more progressive politicians.
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What a bunch of clowns. I've been in half a dozen assembly plants and seen every job on the line. You could teach a 3rd grader to do them all in about 5 minutes. Damn shame the big 3 tolerates that BS.
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My buddy worked at the Ford plant here in Va before they shut it down. He was honest and said it was a joke how much he was paid and the benefits he received for what he did. He also told me about how people would get bust for drugs to get a vacation. The rehab place was some where in FL and pretty much a vacation.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:17 AM
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http://www.freep.com/article/2014011...-dues-Bob-King

"King said the increase would be the equivalent of a half-hour increase in monthly wages — from 2 hours’ to 2.5 hours’ pay — and would go into the UAW’s strike fund."

So,,,if my math is correct. Assuming a 40 hr. work week; UAW members currently pay the union and eventually Democrat politicians 5% of their pay? and the UAW/Democrat politicians now want 6.25% of workers pay?

If so, and if these workers actaully pay it,,,then they get exactly what they deserve when jobs disappear.
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So when the union's fee revenues drop as a result of membership decline, they stick it to the remaining members.
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Originally Posted by olyveoil View Post
http://www.freep.com/article/2014011...-dues-Bob-King

"King said the increase would be the equivalent of a half-hour increase in monthly wages — from 2 hours’ to 2.5 hours’ pay — and would go into the UAW’s strike fund."

So,,,if my math is correct. Assuming a 40 hr. work week; UAW members currently pay the union and eventually Democrat politicians 5% of their pay? and the UAW/Democrat politicians now want 6.25% of workers pay?

If so, and if these workers actaully pay it,,,then they get exactly what they deserve when jobs disappear.
Your math is incorrect as the dues are 2 or the proposed 2.5 hour per month not per week.
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Originally Posted by olyveoil View Post
http://www.freep.com/article/2014011...-dues-Bob-King

"King said the increase would be the equivalent of a half-hour increase in monthly wages — from 2 hours’ to 2.5 hours’ pay — and would go into the UAW’s strike fund."

So,,,if my math is correct. Assuming a 40 hr. work week; UAW members currently pay the union and eventually Democrat politicians 5% of their pay? and the UAW/Democrat politicians now want 6.25% of workers pay?

If so, and if these workers actaully pay it,,,then they get exactly what they deserve when jobs disappear.
And you write it off on your taxes at the end of the year in 20 years I never paid union dues
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[QUOTE=strikerthree;6331241]And you write it off on your taxes at the end of the year [QUOTE]

So it is a "Tax Credit"?
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:03 AM
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Dues ought to be as tax deductible as political contributions are.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:46 AM
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are there really people out there that think because something is written off on their taxes that it means it did not cost them anything at all......oh what is that union members.....oh never mind
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:56 AM
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This is what happens when union dues are voluntary, and not automatically deducted from paychecks.

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:45 PM
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Union dues are tax deductable.Generally they are based on a percentage of gross wages,before anything is deducted for fica etc. there is usually another charge added for the National Union on top of the local.The elected leaders of the largest unions in the U.S. are avowed communist and socialists by definition and declaration.They have become merely collection agencies for the democratic party and the more "progressive" the democrats agenda,the better the union leadership likes it. The sad part is the average worker that has to pay to be able to have a job,but does not share in the political agenda of the unions.
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Originally Posted by slipfit View Post
Your math is incorrect as the dues are 2 or the proposed 2.5 hour per month not per week.
Thanks.

So,,,the members curently pay ~ 1.1% of their salary to UAW and are being asked to pay ~ 1.4% of their salary to UAW.

Personally, I would rather put 1.1 - 1.4% of my salary to a ROTH than to union execs and polititcians.
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Originally Posted by olyveoil View Post
Thanks.

So,,,the members curently pay ~ 1.1% of their salary to UAW and are being asked to pay ~ 1.4% of their salary to UAW.

Personally, I would rather put 1.1 - 1.4% of my salary to a ROTH than to union execs and polititcians.
Yeah, I retired after paying union dues for almost 40 years.Never had to rely on the union to get me out of a jam,but I guess it was nice to think they were there if I needed them.So basically the last 15 years of dues paying had me hating what the union was doing with my dues,I just never bought into the union/democratic/liberal ideas. I would have much rather have had that $50,000 plus I paid in union dues in Apple or Microsoft stock. No,the union had nothing to do with my retirement plan,I paid for that myself.
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