Brothers and Sisters,

This notice is to inform you that, effective January 1, 2020, over the counter dues will be increased to $31 per month for general membership.  This  ncrease is due to the per capita tax increase that the local is obligated to pay to the UBC beginning on the aforementioned effective date.

The increase is only for active members eligible for full employment under the Collective Bargaining Agreement; all other classifications will remain the same, such as retired, early retired, disabled, and honorary members.

If you have your dues set up as an automatic payment from your bank, please make the necessary changes to adjust for the increase.  If you have paid your dues ahead, they will be adjusted and reflect the appropriate amount. As a reminder, the local accepts credit/debit cards at www.local196.org (no transaction fees), checks, money orders, and cash for payment. If you should have any questions in regards to your “dues paid status” please call the local at (253) 896-2549 and we will be happy to assist you.


Robert Howard

Financial Secretary/Treasurer