2015 SHARE Dues

SHARE bi-weekly dues will increase in January 2015:

  • For full-time employees the new rate will be $16.78/paycheck. (The 2014 rate was $16.48.)
  • For employees budgeted for 20 hours/week, the new rate will be prorated at $12.59/paycheck. (The 2014 rate was $12.37)

The dues rates are set by our parent union, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), every year. If there's a rate change it happens in January and the new rate is based on the average salary raise that all 1.5 million members across the country got in the previous year. 

Where do the dues go?

Most of the dues pay for SHARE staff, the office rent, office supplies, mailings, etc. The money supports the work of the union here at the Medical School (and in our sister unions at UMass Memorial, Harvard University, and the Cambridge Health Alliance) helping members with issues at work, building connections across the campuses, supporting people who have been laid off, distributing information about issues of importance to SHARE members, negotiating contracts, etc. 

The remaining portion of the dues goes to the national union in Washington -- they spend that money on advocating for AFSCME members as a whole, including research and lobbying about issues. (Support for political candidates comes from AFSCME's Political Action Committee, not from dues money.) 


If you have any questions about the 2015 dues rates, please contact the SHARE office at: