How is the dues amount decided?

Members run this union. At the National Convention, held every other year, the entire union’s budget is democratically decided. The UE membership has chosen to spend most of our dues on organizing new workplaces. PGSU members will have a meaningful say in this democratic process. As 3,200 members of a ~45,000 member union, our voices are significant!

Importantly, UE has a rule that no UE officer can make more than the highest paid member. And in practice, UE officers make much less than the highest paid members! You can learn more about UE at