I'm originally from a right to work state and just recently transferred to a non-right to work state. I joined the union about a year back in the right to work state. My hourly rate is $11.50. I heard that your dues are supposed to be 2.5 times your hourly rate a month. In the right to work state they would take $7.75 out of my first four paychecks of the month. That's $31 but 2.5 times my hourly rate is $28.75. I never said anything because I didn't think $2.25 a week was really a big deal. Anyway in the state I'm in now things have got real screwy. I'll just go ahead and list the amount of dues they have been taking out of each check and maybe someone one here can explain it to me because I'm really confused. Week 1: $15.50 week 2:$7.75 week 3: $0.50 week 4:$15.50 week 5:$31.00. I should note too that week 1 is in June and weeks 2-5 are in July. If anyone could shed some light on this for me I'd greatly appreciate it.