Can I pay my dues over the phone?
At this time Local 784 only accepts payment by check or money order.
How long does it take to become a member after applying?
The timeline for membership varies depending for each applicant. The process is outlined below:
What is the difference between Quarterly Dues and Work Fees (also called Work Dues)?
Quarterly Dues pay for your membership in our parent union I.A.T.S.E., District 2 as well as membership in Local Labor Council's and Federations whose jurisdiction we work in. These costs are covered by your Quarterly Per Capita Dues. The rate increases are voted on during the budgeting process in October and usually set for a 4 year period. Quarterly dues are owed in January, April, July, and Oct. They can be paid annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.
Work fees are the % of your wages that the employer with-holds from your pay and sends to the Local. The % is determined by member vote any time the Executive Board determines a change is needed (last increase was in 2012). These fees cover the cost of our office space, salary for the Office Staff, and other operating costs. The Staff run the office, coordinate training, negotiate contracts, dispatch workers to job sites, provide support and contract adherence and much more.
Why am I being charged a late fee?
Per the Locals Constitution any member who does not pay their Quarterly Dues during the month owed incurs a $35 late fee for every month the Dues are in arrears. After 6 months of late payments the Executive Board can decide to expel the member for non-payment. It is critical that you contact the Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Board if you are experiencing financial difficulties as early as possible, so we can provide options.
What is the difference between an applicant and a member?
If you have filled out paperwork with the Business Agent and paid the Annual Hiring Hall Fee, you are considered an applicant / worker.
A worker is registered for work with Local 784, available to work but has not completed the following: worked 30 days, completed application, paid initiation fee (or started payment plan), been sworn in at a membership meeting.
A member has completed the above criteria, is paying quarterly dues, has received their paid membership card and has full voting rights at Union meetings.
What are my health insurance options?
What other benefits does Local 784 offer?
All members receive an Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy as well as a standard Life Insurance policy via the Local.
All of our employers contribute a negotiated % to either the I.A.T.S.E. National Benefits Fund Pension Plan C, the NBF Annuity via Wells Fargo or both. See your contract to determine which one you are receiving.