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UFT dues

During the year ending Dec. 31, 2020, 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.

Title

Old rates New rates
SEMI-MONTHLY DEDUCTIONS
Teachers and Attendance Teachers $63.61 $63.81
School Counselors 64.82 65.02
Psychologists and Social Workers 65.77 65.97
Education Administrators/Alcohol & Substance Abuse 65.10 65.30
School Secretaries/School Secretaries Intern 48.82 49.02
Laboratory Specialists 54.46 54.66
Laboratory Technicians 47.17 47.37
Psychologists-in-Training & Social Workers-in-Training 39.13 39.33
Substitute School Secretary Interns & Secretary Assistants 31.80 31.90
Substitute Vocational Assistants 31.97 32.07
Paraprofessionals 31.80 31.90
School Medical Inspectors:    
   Salary less than $95,329 51.49 51.69
   Equal to or greater than  $95,329 54.01 54.21
Adult Education:    
   Less than $61,212 31.80 31.90
   Equal to or greater than $61,212 63.61 63.81
BIWEEKLY DEDUCTIONS
Mental Health Workers $24.68 $24.73
Supervisors of School Safety 44.34 44.52
Sign Language Interpreters 29.36 29.45
Psychologists and Social Workers 60.71 60.90

Other Titles

The titles listed below have their checkoff based on 0.85 of 1 percent of the individual member’s compensation limited to Step 8B plus L20, but not less than the minimum dues rate. Added to the

1 percent is the dues pass-through, which includes an increase of .40 per month for most members.

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 Supervising Therapist
Part-Time Physical Therapist Supervisor of Nursing
Part-Time Occupational Therapist  

‘F’ Status Members

Three or more days per week pay full dues in category. Less than three days per week pay 0.425 of

1 percent of gross income plus $20.25 per month

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 0.85 of 1 percent of earnings, plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through of $10.12 per month not to exceed half the dues of teachers on the regular payroll.

Paraprofessional Day-to-Day Substitutes

Title Rate
Salary Range:  
$100.00—$500.01 $10.63
485.47—970.92 21.27
1,000.02 or greater 31.90

Nurses

Registered Nurses at Jewish Guild Healthcare, Jewish Home & Hospital, Home Health Agency, Lutheran Augustana Center, Lutheran Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital, Visiting Nurse Service of New York. 0.85 of 1 percent of the monthly regular compensation plus $40.90 per month but not less than $63.81 per month

Charter Schools

KIPP Academy Charter School, The Renaissance Charter School, John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, Green Dot Charter School, represents all Department of Education applicable 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) $40.90
Associate Teachers 20.45

Amber Charter School, Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School

Amber Charter School, Bronx Academy of Promise Charter School
.85 of 1 percent of gross salary plus the monthly AFT and NYSUT pass-through as follows:

Teachers $20.45
Teacher Assistants and School Aides 10.22

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

.85 of 1% of gross salary plus a pass-through as follows:

Teachers, Teacher Trainees, Group Teachers, Therapists and Asst. Therapists and Psychologists and Social Workers $40.90
Assistant Teachers and Family Service Workers 20.45
Birch Maintenance  and Food Service Workers 10.22
Substitutes, Per Diem and Per Session 10.22

Bronx Community Charter School

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

All titles except School Aides $40.90
School Aides: greater than $32,900 40.90
less than or equal to $32,900 20.45

Consortium for Worker Education

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

Full-Time Teachers $40.90
Part-Time Teachers 10.12
Full-Time Paraprofessionals  20.45
Part-Time Paraprofessionals   10.22

 

Lamm

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

All Titles Except Associate Teachers $20.45
Associate Teachers 10.22


The Lorge School

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

Teachers $20.45
Speech Teachers/Therapists, Psychologists &Social Workers 20.45
Crisis Intervention & Teaching Asistants 10.22
Secretaries & Maintenance Workers 10.22

Merrick Academy

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

Teachers $40.90
Teacher assistants 20.45

New Visions for Humanities I, II & III, 
New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science I & IV

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

All titles (except Residents)

$40.90

Residents

20.45

New York French American Charter School

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

All titles except Assistant Teachers $20.45
Assistant Teachers 10.22

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 $40.90
Teacher Assistants and Behavior Specialists 20.45

New York French American Academy

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

All titles (except Residents)

$20.45

Residents

10.22

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

$40.90

Teacher Assistants and Behavior Specialists

$20.45

 

The Charter High School of Law and Social Justice

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

All Full Time

$40.90

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
$4.72 per month.

Other Private Schools

Block Institute, Lincoln Center, Little Red School House, ADAPT. 1% of monthly gross salary.

Fusion

.85 of 1% of the members’ regular compensation.

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.