Good question. By contributing 1% of your regular salary to your membership, you're making an important contribution to the health of our union and our partners.
UFF-FSU's dues are used for the daily operations of our chapter, including publications and mailings, food and (sometimes) speaker fees for informational lunches, research studies, advertising and communication costs, and welcome gifts for new members.
The President and Treasurer collaborate on a budget that they present to the Executive Council. The Treasurer makes regular financial reports at monthly EC meetings, and additional information is available upon request.
A portion of our dues are collected by UFF to fund the statewide local and to pay for our membership in larger unions. We can apply for additional funds from UFF to subsidize our recruitment and training efforts.