Where do my dues go? #

How WSNA's portion of your membership dues is spent

  • A portion of your dues go to your Regional Nurses Associ­a­tion. This amount varies according to your specific region.
  • Of the remaining amount, 75% goes to WSNA (see chart for more detail on how WSNA uses its portion of your dues) and 25% goes to the American Nurses Associ­a­tion and to AFT Health­care (union members only). 
  • For our union members, 8% of the dues that go to WSNA are allocated to their local unit and the Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare (4% each).

The percent­ages above are based on collec­tive bargaining dues rates. The percent­ages vary depending on the type of member­ship you have with WSNA.


How are dues rates determined? #

Each year a survey is done of the base pay rate for RNs at every facility repre­sented by WSNA for collec­tive bargaining. These figures are then put in a formula which deter­mines the annual WSNA dues.


Why are my annual dues different than my colleague's who lives in another county? #

WSNA districts and regions are deter­mined by county bound­aries. Each district or region has the authority to set their own dues rates and WSNA then acts as the agent that collects the dues on their behalf.


What are my dues payment options? #

Dues can be remitted to WSNA in one of these ways:

  • Payroll Deduc­tion — Monthly only
  • Credit Card — Monthly
  • Electronic Funds Transfer — Monthly
  • Annual — One payment per year by credit card, EFT or check

Are dues discounted for part-time / per diem nurses? #

Yes. We have several dues categories:

Category
ANurses working in a WSNA-repre­sented bargaining unit for an average of 80 hours or more per month
BNurses working in a WSNA-repre­sented bargaining unit for an average of between 40 and 80 hours per month
CNurses working in a WSNA-repre­sented bargaining unit for an average of less than 40 hours per month
DNew graduate nurses employed in a WSNA-repre­sented bargaining unit (first year of member­ship only)
ENurses who are age 62+ who either are not employed or are totally disabled
FNurses who are employed, but NOT in a WSNA-repre­sented bargaining unit, or nurses who are unemployed
RNew graduate nurses who are employed, but NOT WSNA-repre­sented bargaining unit (first year of member­ship only)

Is there a discounted rate for new graduates? #

Yes. New gradu­ates are eligible for discounted rates if they become a WSNA member within six months of gradu­a­tion. They can then remain in their discount category for twelve months, after which time they are then subject to a rate corre­sponding to the amount of hours they work on a monthly basis.


Do WSNA dues go WSNA-PAC for candidate election contributions? #

No WSNA due money is used as donations from the WSNA-PAC towards candi­date contri­bu­tions; individual RN contri­bu­tions to the WSNA-PAC are voluntary.