Part IV: Dues and Funds
(A) How prescribed -- The revenue of the Chapter shall be obtained from the membership dues paid by each member and from other activities as may be determined by the members of the Chapter Executive Board.
(B) Amount of dues -- Unless modified by Section 3(A) below, the per capita payment from each active employee member and new member shall be the national per capita plus local dues in the amount of fifteen percent (15%) of the national per capita, and from each retired member, former member or member-at-large, as prescribed by the NTEU National Bylaws.
(C) Proration of funds -- In the case of a new employee, or a former NTEU member whose membership has lapsed for a period of more than one year, who elects to pay the annual dues on a cash basis, the annual per capita dues will be prorated for the fiscal year in which the employee becomes a member so that the member will pay dues for only those months (a fraction of a month will be counted as a full month) remaining in the fiscal year.
Method of Payment
(A) The per capita payments shall be made to the National Headquarters Office at the beginning of each fiscal year except for those members who are on dues withholding. The National Headquarters Office shall issue renewal bills to all members who are not on dues withholding at the beginning of each fiscal year. Retired or former employees will be permitted to pay dues on an annual basis with payment due on October 1. All other members will be permitted to pay dues on an annual basis with payment due on October 1 or on a quarterly basis, with payment due on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1 of each fiscal year. Per capita payments collected by the Chapter shall be forwarded to the National Headquarters Office.
(B) Dues withheld for members on a dues withholding program will be paid directly to the National Headquarters Office, which will then remit to the Chapter its share within ten (10) days.
Increase in Dues
(A) For each increase in the National per capita dues, the Chapter shall automatically increase at a rate of 50% of the National per capita increase, and become effective on October 1 of the year in question.
(B) An increase in Chapter dues, which is not tied to an increase in National per capita dues, shall occur only by secret ballot in an Annual or Special Chapter Meeting for which at least fifteen (15) days notice has been given to all members. The Chapter President shall issue the notice for an Annual or Special Chapter Meeting, which may be called pursuant to Part V, Section 2 and 3 of these Bylaws. The meeting notice shall state the amount and the effective date of the proposed increase. Notice shall be either by letter to all members, or publication in a Chapter newspaper, which is mailed to all members’ last known address, or publication in a special message, which is mailed to all members’ last known address. The dues increase shall be levied after a majority vote of the members of the Chapter at an Annual or Special Chapter Meeting as described above.