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Membership dues

How much are dues? #

WSNA offers several membership categories. Within each category, dues rates vary slightly, depending on which Region you are (see sections "Where do my dues go?" and "Why are my annual dues different than my colleague's who lives in another county?" below for more).

Membership categoryMonthly dues (2022)
Union member working an average of 80 or more hours monthly (0.5 – 1.0 FTE)
$92.08 – 97.36
Union member working an average of 40 hours or more and less than 80 hours per month (0.25 – 0.5 FTE)
$71.76 – 75.72
Union member working an average of less than 40 hours per month (less than 0.25 FTE or per diem)
$51.46 – 54.10
Union member (new graduate, for first year of membership)
$51.46 – 54.10
Individual member$34 – $39.28
Individual member (retired and over 62 years of age, or totally disabled)$16.84 – 18.16
Individual member (new graduate, for first year of membership)
$17 – $19.64

For exact dues for your region and category, refer to the information sheet included with the membership application.


Where do my dues go? #

How WSNA's portion of your membership dues is spent

  • A portion of your dues go to your Regional Nurses Association. This amount varies according to your specific region.
  • Of the remaining amount, 75% goes to WSNA (see chart for more detail on how WSNA uses its portion of your dues) and 25% goes to the American Nurses Association and to AFT Healthcare (union members only).
  • For our union members, 8% of the dues that go to WSNA are allocated to their local unit and the Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare (4% each).

The percentages above are based on collective bargaining dues rates. The percentages vary depending on the type of membership you have with WSNA.


How are dues rates determined? #

Each year a survey is done of the base pay rate for RNs at every facility represented by WSNA for collective bargaining. These figures are then put in a formula which determines the annual WSNA dues.


Why are my annual dues different than my colleague's who lives in another county? #

WSNA districts and regions are determined by county boundaries. Each district or region has the authority to set their own dues rates and WSNA acts as the agent that collects the dues on their behalf.


What are my dues payment options? #

Monthly
  • Payroll deduction (union members only)
  • Credit card
  • Electronic funds transfer
Annual
  • Credit card
  • Electronic funds transfer
  • Check

Are dues discounted for part-time / per diem nurses? #

Yes. See the section "How much are dues?" above.


Is there a discounted rate for new graduates? #

Yes. New graduates are eligible for discounted rates if they become a WSNA member within six months of graduation. They can then remain in their discount category for twelve months, after which time they are then subject to a rate corresponding to the amount of hours they work on a monthly basis.


Do WSNA dues go WSNA-PAC for candidate election contributions? #

No WSNA dues money is used as donations from the WSNA-PAC towards candidate contributions; individual RN contributions to the WSNA-PAC are voluntary.