In order to become a member of Local 877 you must first be employed by an Employer that the Union has a current contract with and you must complete the proper paperwork. The time frame for application requirements are specific to each contract.
Each new union member must complete appropriate paperwork from the Union office. This paperwork includes an “Application for Membership” card, a “Dues Authorization” card and applicable benefit paperwork. Please see your Union Steward for this paperwork.
Initiation fees must be paid in full before a new member will be initiated into the Union. This fee may be paid through payroll deductions or directly sent to the Union office by the member. Employees are not considered union members in good standing until this fee is paid in full. As there are three branches of Local 877 with different initiation fees members should speak with their steward or the Union office to find the appropriate amount of the initiation fee.
Feel free to contact Kimberly Brown at the Union office with any questions.
You may qualify for Minimum Monthly Dues.
Any member on a leave of absence form work due to illness, injury or lay off may appeal to the Executive Board of Local 877 to pay minimum monthly dues. The current minimum monthly dues is set at $18.00. If you are in this situation, a letter of request should be sent to the Union office explaining the circumstances of the leave. The Executive Board will review said request and determine whether the individual should qualify for minimum monthly dues. Union members requesting minimum monthly dues will be advised in writing of the Executive Boards’ decision.
Union Membership Withdrawal or Suspension
Any member leaving employment of a Union contractor should inform the Union.
Withdrawal cards must be requested by the member. The Business Manager reviews all requests for withdrawal. A withdrawal card shows that a union member has left the Union in good standing. If a member on withdrawal status should ever return to the Union there are applicable fees but repayment of initiation fee will not be required.
To obtain a withdrawal card Union members should send a short letter to the Business Manager at the Union office requesting such along with a check or money order for $5.00 made payable to IUOE Local 877.
Any member who has unpaid dues for 3 consecutive months meets the criteria for suspension from the Union. If Union membership is suspended and the suspended member ever wishes to return to the Union this member must be approved by the Executive Board and repay the initiation fee.