UFT Dues

Learn how your dues are calculated

During the year ending Dec. 31, 2017, the City of New York and other employers deducted union dues for the UFT from those UFT members who were so designated. The amount deducted on your behalf and remitted to the UFT can be computed from this chart. Be sure to multiply the semimonthly amount by the actual number of paychecks you received at each rate. Union dues may be tax deductible, subject to certain limitations. For further information, please consult your tax professional.

 

SEMI-MONTHLY DEDUCTIONS

Title

Old Rates New Rates
Teachers and Attendance Teachers 58.44 59.19
Guidance Counselors 59.51 60.28
Psychologists and Social Workers 60.35 61.14
Education Administrators/Alcohol & Substance Abuse 59.76 60.53
School Secretaries/School Secretary Intern 45.20 45.69
Laboratory Specialists 50.18 50.77
Laboratory Technicians 43.74 44.20
Psychologists-in-Training & Social Workers-in-Training 36.79 37.12
Substitute School Secretary Interns & Secretary Assistants 29.22 29.59
Substitute Vocational Assistants 29.36 29.74
Paraprofessionals 29.22 29.59
School Medical Inspectors:    
   Salary less than $85,956 47.73 48.27
   Equal to or greater than  $85,956 49.95 50.54
Adult Education:

 

 
   Less than $55,187 29.22 29.59
   Equal to or greater than $55,187 58.44 59.19
 

BI-WEEKLY DEDUCTIONS

Mental Health Workers 22.33 22.68
Supervisors of School Security 41.08 42.18
Sign Language Interpreters 26.97 27.32
Psychologists and Social Workers 55.71 56.44

Other Titles

The titles listed below have their check-off based on .85 of one-percent of the individual members compensation limited to Step 8B plus L20, plus the pass-through but not less than the minimum dues rate.

 Administrative Law Judges Part-Time Physical Therapist
Associate Education Analyst Pediatric Nurse Associate
Associate Education Officer Physical Therapist
Education Analyst Public Health Nurse
Education Officer Sr. Occupational Therapist
Head Nurse Sr. Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist Staff Nurse
Part-Time Staff Nurse Supervisor of Nursing
Part-Time Occupational Therapist Supervising Therapist

‘F’ Status Members

Three or more days per week pay full dues in category. Less than three days per week pay .425 of one percent of gross income plus $20.10.

Day-to-Day Per Diems and Per Session Employees

Dues for per diem teachers, per diem secretaries and per session employees shall be set at .85 of one percent of earnings, plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through of $10.05 not to exceed half the dues of teachers on the regular payroll.

Paraprofessional Day-to-Day Substitutes

Salary Range:  
$100.00 — $450.78 9.86
$450.79 — $901.56 19.73
845.76 or greater 29.59

Nurses

Registered Nurses at: Jewish Guild Healthcare, Jewish Home & Hospital Lifecare Community Service, Lutheran Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, .85 of one percent of the monthly regular compensation plus $40.20, but not less than $59.19 per month.

Charter Schools

Future Leaders Institute Charter School, John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, KIPP Academy Charter School, The Renaissance Charter School, The UFT Secondary Charter School, University Prep Charter High School, represents all Board of Education titles referred to above.

Academy of the City Charter Schools

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

All titles (Except Associate Teachers) $40.20
Associate Teachers 20.10

Amber Charter School, Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers $40.20
Teacher Assistants and School Aides 20.10

Art Institute of New York City (formerly New York Restaurant School) 

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers $40.20
Teacher Assistants and School Aides 20.10

Birch Family Services, Inc.

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the pass-through as follows:

Teachers, Teacher Trainees, Group Teachers, Therapists & Asst. Therapists and Psychologists and Social Workers 

$40.20
Assistant Teachers & Family Service Workers

40.20

Birch Maintenance and Food Service Workers 10.05

Substitutes, Per Diem and Per Session and One-to-One Aides 

10.05

Birch Family Services, Inc. - Phyllis L. Susser School for Exceptional Children

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the pass-through as follows:

All titles (except Assistant Teachers, Substitutes, Per Diem,  Per Session and One-to-One Aides) 

$40.20
Assistant Teachers 20.10

Substitutes, Per Diem and Per Session  and One-to-One Aides 

10.05

Bronx Community Charter School

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers $40.20

School Aides: greater than 32,900

40.20
School Aides: less than or equal $32,900 20.10

Consortium for Worker Education

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Full-Time Teachers 40.20
Part-Time Teachers 10.05
Full-Time Paraprofessionals  40.20
Part-Time Paraprofessionals   10.05

The Lorge School

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers 20.10
Speech Teachers/Therapists, Psychologists & 
Social Workers
20.10
Crisis Intervention & Teaching Assistants 10.05
Secretaries & Maintenance Workers 10.05

Merrick Academy

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

All titles except Resident $40.20
Teacher Assistants 20.10

New Visions Charter Schools

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers $40.20
Teacher Assistants 20.10

New York French American CharterSchool

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:
All titles (except Assistant Teachers)           20.10
Assistant Teachers          10.05

All Titles except Assistant Teachers $20.10
Teachers Assistants $10.05

The Opportunity Charter School

0.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers $20.10
Teacher Assistants and Behavior Specialists $40.20

Teamsters Local 237 Training & Educational Fund

0.85 of 1 percent of the member’s regular compensation plus a weekly AFT and NYSUT pass-through of $4.64.

Other Private Schools

One percent of monthly gross salary: Block Institute, Lincoln Center, Little Red School House, United Cerebral Palsy of NYC.

How your dues are calculated

Pursuant to the secret ballot referendum of the entire membership in September 1982, on the dues pass-through, the dues rate for members of the United Federation of Teachers has been adjusted to become effective Sept. 1, 2016. As approved by the UFT Executive Board and the Delegate Assembly on Oct. 6, 1999, and Nov. 3, 1999, UFT members’ dues were reduced to 0.85 of one percent of the maximum salary of Step 8B plus L20 as defined in the teachers’ contract plus the AFT and NYSUT pass-through. Where the 8B plus L20 is not applicable, a similar reduction will be effected but not less than the minimum dues rate shall apply. As of Sept. 1, 2016, the pass-through amount will be increased by $1.10 per month for most members.

  1. UFT members shall have a dues rate determined on the basis of 0.85 of one percent of the salary of Step 8B plus L20 in their title in the bargaining unit plus the pass-through, but not less than the minimum dues rate. Where there is no maximum salary of Step 8B plus L20 for a title in a bargaining unit, dues shall be based on 0.85 of one percent of the individual member’s compensation limited to Step 8B plus L20 plus the pass-through, but not less than the minimum dues rate.
  2. Change in Dues Structure: As approved by the UFT Executive Board and the Delegate Assembly on Oct. 4, 1989, UFT members whose annual salary is less than 50 percent of the minimum full-time salary in their title in the bargaining unit shall have a dues rate determined on the basis of 0.425 of one percent of the maximum salary, limited to Step 8B plus L20, in their title in the bargaining unit plus 50 percent of the pass-through.
  3. Members of the UFT Retired Teachers Chapter who joined the Chapter prior to July 1, 1984, shall continue to have their dues rate determined on the same basis as now. Effective for members who joined the Chapter on or after July 1, 1984, the dues rate shall be determined on the basis of 0.4 of one percent based on their retirement allowance.
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