Are union dues not supposed to be 2.5 times your pay rate? I transferred last year from Cleveland, OH to Maine. Here in ME I was given a set amount to be paid for union dues. An example (I don't have the exact amounts here) was if you made $12 or lower you pay XX amount, between $12.01 and $18 you pay XX amount, and any pay rate over $18.01 is $64. In Ohio, my buddy, who started the same month as me and is at the exact same pay rate as me, $21+, is only paying $52 a month whereas I am paying $64 a month, which is nearly 3 times my hourly rate!! I'm paying $144 a year more for what seems to be LESS representation here. The crazy part is that the guy who only makes $18 is paying almost 3.5 times his hourly rate!! Someone enlighten me on this!!!