Dues Increase Goes to Officials Salaries and Perks: The Big Dues Swindle When the biggest dues increase in Teamster history was announced, officials said they would use that money to build Teamster power. But a careful analysis of union financial reports shows where a lot of the dues increase really went to bigger salaries and more perks for some of these same officials. Last year 270 Teamster officials made over $100,000. That was a 20 percent increase from the prior year. The dues increase went into effect in July of last year. While our wages and benefits are under attack, certain Teamster officials are doing fine. Even better than fine many of these fat cats are laughing all the way to the bank.