Membership

As a dues-paying LIUNA member, you are represented on the job by Local 563. The union protects members in many ways: by enforcing your rights under collective bargaining agreements and state and federal laws; helping you find employment through our referral hall; providing apprenticeship and training programs that offer you the opportunity to develop and improve the skills needed in an increasingly complex and demanding work environment; and advocating for the policies help the middle class and projects that put our members to work.

 

Paying Your Dues

 

As LIUNA members, we all need to do our part to keep our union strong in order to maintain our quality of life, and that includes paying membership dues.  Base dues are $33.00 per month, and must be paid every month in order to remain a member in good standing of LIUNA Local 563. There is a yearly discount available to members interested in paying their monthly dues a year in advance. If you pay 11 months at the regular rate ($33.00) you will receive the 12th month for $1.00 ($364.00 for 1 year).

 

If you should fall more than two months behind on your monthly dues, your membership will be suspended. If you should become suspended, in order to regain your active status with the union, you will be required to pay a reinstatement fee. Please be advised that the reinstatement fee is more than dues; therefore you will save money by paying your monthly dues on time.  

 

Working dues are in addition to your monthly dues. Effective January 1, 2013, working dues are $0.90 per hour worked under our collective bargaining agreements. If you have signed the working dues authorization card, the dues will be deducted from your vacation fund. If you have not signed the authorization card you will be billed on a monthly basis. Please note that your working dues authorization does not authorize us to deduct your monthly dues - to do so, a separate authorization form must be filled out.

 

Attending Membership Meetings

 

The strength of our union is built on the active participation of members.  Attending monthly Local 563 membership meetings is the best way to make to protect what you have and make sure the benefits of union membership are available to the next generation.  When you attend local meetings, you can find out what the union is doing, have a voice in decision-making, and meet fellow members who may be able to give you useful tips for navigating our industry.  Membership meetings are held monthly in most locations as follows:

 

 

 

Metropolitan Area 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Union Hall: 901 14th Ave NE, Minneapolis 55413
St. Cloud Area 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Hall: 421 Great Oak Dr., Waite Park 56387
Mankato Area

2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

    There will be NO MEETING in Mankato in July

Brainerd Area

2nd Thursday of December at the Ramada Hotel in
Brainerd on Old Highway 371 (check with St. Cloud office for
exact dates and times).

North Dakota Area 3rd Monday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m.