AFTRA Board Recommends Initiation Fee Hike
August 6, 2009 at 5:00 AM (PT)
AFTRA's national board has voted to recommend a $300 increase in the initiation fee for the union, bringing the total to $1,600, reports VARIETY. The additional money would be earmarked for organizing activities. Pending approval by delegates, the new fee, with the first rate increase since 2003, would be effective NOVEMBER 1st.
"In this challenging economy, union members need strategic and targeted organizing now more than ever," said AFTRA president ROBERTA REARDON. "The additional revenues raised from the initiation fee increase will provide current and new AFTRA members with the resources needed to build an effective organizing infrastructure appropriate for the challenges we face in our business today."