Where do my dues go? #
- 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 then acts as the agent that collects the dues on their behalf.
What are my dues payment options? #
Dues can be remitted to WSNA in one of these ways:
- Payroll Deduction — Monthly only
- Credit Card — Monthly
- Electronic Funds Transfer — Monthly
- Annual — One payment per year by credit card, EFT or check
Are dues discounted for part-time / per diem nurses? #
Yes. We have several dues categories:
|A||Nurses working in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit for an average of 80 hours or more per month|
|B||Nurses working in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit for an average of between 40 and 80 hours per month|
|C||Nurses working in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit for an average of less than 40 hours per month|
|D||New graduate nurses employed in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit (first year of membership only)|
|E||Nurses who are age 62+ who either are not employed or are totally disabled|
|F||Nurses who are employed, but NOT in a WSNA-represented bargaining unit, or nurses who are unemployed|
|R||New graduate nurses who are employed, but NOT WSNA-represented bargaining unit (first year of membership only)|
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.