Dues


All members of the unit (as defined by the state) pay dues. You are considered a member of the unit when you teach more than three credits OR two courses- even if the two are only one credit each- in the regular academic year. Members of other unions who also meet these criteria will be assessed IFO dues in addition to any other dues they pay.

Once you are a member of the unit you have a choice of becoming a member of the union or not. Union members are entitled to participate fully in union activities representing the faculty. You may be appointed to committees, vote for officers, serve as an officer or committee representative at campus and state levels and vote on the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

To become a union member you must sign up - you may do so online at www.ifo.org
and click on JOIN THE IFO at the top of the page.

Dues are calculated based on your percent of full time employment and your choice to be a union member. Those who do not join the union pay fair share dues. Your computer “pay stub” will indicate whether full or fair share dues are being deducted it may take until the end of September or even early October before the pay stub information has caught up.the processing requires input from our campus, MnSCU, State Payroll and the IFO.


2016-2017 MEMBER DUES AND FAIR SHARE FEES

Dues and Fair Share Fee Schedule 2016-2017
  Full-Time Faculty (75% FTE +) Part-Time Faculty (45% to 74% FTE) Adjunct/Community Faculty (4 to 10 credits or 2 courses)
BASE SALARY MEMBER FAIRSHARE MEMBER FAIRSHARE MEMBER FAIRSHARE
$90,000 + 950.00 807.50 551.00 468.35    
$80,000-$89,999 900.00 765.00 522.00 443.70    
$70,000-$79,999 850.00 722.50 493.00 419.05    
$60,000-$69,999 800.00 680.00 464.00 394.40    
$50,000-$59,999 750.00 637.50 435.00 369.75    
$40,000-$49,999 700.00 595.00 406.00 345.10    
Adjunct/Community Faculty       (teaching 4 to 10 credits or 2 courses)         147.00 124.95
Source:  IFO Delegate Assembly/Board Of Directors April 2016


PAYCHECK DEDUCTION CHARTS

Full-Time Faculty Dues and Fair Share Fee Schedule 2016-2017
BASE MEMBER Paycheck  FAIR SHARE Paycheck
SALARY DUES Deduction FEES Deduction
$90,000+ $950.00 $59.38 $807.50 $50.47
$80,000 - $89,999 $900.00 $56.25 $765.00 $47.81
$70,000 - $79,999 $850.00 $53.13 $722.50 $45.16
$60,000 - $69,999 $800.00 $50.00 $680.00 $42.50
$50,000 - $59,999 $750.00 $46.88 $637.50 $39.84
$40,000 - $49,999 $700.00 $43.75 $595.00 $37.19
Source: IFO Delegate Assembly/Board of Directors April 2016

 

Part-Time Faculty Dues and Fair Share Fee Schedule 2016-2017
BASE MEMBER Paycheck  FAIR SHARE Paycheck
SALARY DUES Deduction FEES Deduction
$90,000+ $551.00 $34.44 $468.35 $29.27
$80,000 - $89,999 $522.00 $32.63 $443.70 $27.73
$70,000 - $79,999 $493.00 $30.81 $419.05 $26.19
$60,000 - $69,999 $464.00 $29.00 $394.40 $24.65
$50,000 - $59,999 $435.00 $27.19 $369.75 $23.11
$40,000 - $49,999 $406.00 $25.38 $345.10 $21.57
Source: IFO Delegate Assembly/Board of Directors April 2016

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Dues and Fair Share Fee Schedule 2016-2017
  MEMBER Paycheck  FAIR SHARE Paycheck
APPOINTMENT DUES Deduction FEES Deduction
Teaching 4-10 credits     or 2 courses $147.00 $49.00 $124.95 $41.65
Source: IFO Delegate Assembly/Board of Directors April 2016


CANCELLATION POLICY

The IFO Board of Directors recently revised the terms of IFO membership to adjust the cutoff date for cancellation.  Previously, a member could cancel their annual membership at anytime between April 1st and September 1st for the following year.  To tighten the organization's financial planning, the Board voted to adopt a cutoff date prior to the start of a new fiscal year.  The new cancellation window of April 1st to June 15th greatly improves the organization's ability to plan budgets responsibly and provide valuable services for its members.  Cancellation requests must be submitting in writing to the IFO membership coordinator, Donna Blake, at blake@ifo.org or mailed to IFO, Attn: Donna Blake, 490 Concordia Avenue, Suite 125, St. Paul, MN 55103.