Vote Yes on Dues Equity

Over the past few years, our union has grown stronger. Employers have started pushing back, resulting in more strikes and grievances to ensure our members are treated with dignity and respect. we need more resources to keep winning the contracts we deserve. In order to remain strong, we must vote YES for Dues Equity.

Members dues obligations may change as a result of the vote. Dues Equity would take effect when the next collective bargaining agreement is ratified and implemented in a bargaining unit. Dues for all members of SEIU Local 73 shall be standardized based upon individual members’ annual salaries. To ensure we have the funds necessary to keep our union strong, beginning January 1, 2024, dues rates will increase based on inflation in the Midwest Region, and the annual increase will never exceed 5%.

Dues equity will ensure we have the resources to fight for better wages, benefits, and workplace protections.

Dues equity will provide the financial strength needed to fight combative employers.

Vote Yes for Dues Equity to keep Local 73 strong!

Hear why Local 73 Leaders are Voting Yes on Dues Equity

Frequently Asked Questions

The last time dues were changed was 2015. This means we’re paying 2022 expenses with 2015 revenue.  It’s not sustainable. What’s more, we have more than 200 different dues rates where some very low wage earners are paying very high dues, and some very high wage earners who pay very low dues.

Voting Yes for Dues Equity will provide our union with a uniform dues structure providing the resources we need to succeed.

Members in good standing may vote at any of the following locations:

May 31

  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Indiana Office 2646 Highway Ave. Suite 207, Highland, IN
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Warren Park 6601 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 
  • 9am-6pm Fosco Park 1312 S Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Waukegan Parks Admin Center 1324 Golf Rd, Board Room, Waukegan, IL
  • 10am-3pm U of Chicago 6054 S. Drexel, Room 144, Chicago, IL

June 1

  • 6am-4pm CCH Professional Building 1950 W. Polk, Room 5301,Chicago, IL
  • 6am-2pm UIC West Campus – West Side Office Research Building 1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Indiana Office 2646 Highway Ave. Suite 207, Highland, IN
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Portage Park 4100 N Long Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Columbus Park 500 S Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 
  • 9am-6pm Schaumburg Embassy Suites 1939 N Meacham RD. Schaumburg, IL
  • 11am-1pm UIC Hospital/OCC Outside, NW Corner of N Taylor St & S Wood St, Chicago, IL

June 2

  • 5:30am, 1:30pm, 9:30pm roll calls O’Hare Airport 10000 W O’Hare Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 6am-10am, 1:30pm-4pm Cermak/Jail 2800 S. California, Chicago, IL 
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Indiana Office 2646 Highway Ave. Suite 207, Highland, IN
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-5pm Bloom High School District 206 (District Office) 100 W 10th St, Chicago Heights
  • 9am-6pm Hamlin Park 3035 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Washington Park 5531 S King Dr, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Elgin 1150 Bowes RD., Elgin, IL
  • 9am-6pm George Washington Middle 8101 Ogden Ave, Lyons, IL
  • 11am-7pm UIC West Campus – West Side Office Research Building 1747 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL

June 3

  • 6am-12pm CPD-Candle Factory 6401 South LaSalle Chicago, IL
  • 7am-6pm New Sullivan Elementary School 8331 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 7am-6pm Corliss High School 821 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL
  • 8am-2pm UIC Student Center East 750 S Halsted St, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL
  • 8am-5:30pm 69 W. Washington, 22nd Floor, Conference Room G, Chicago, IL  
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Indiana Office 2646 Highway Ave. Suite 207, Highland, IN
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL

June 4

  • 10am-2pm Local 73 Champaign Office 202 S. Broadway #224, Urbana, IL
  • 10am-2pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL

June 6

  • 6am, 2:30 pm,10:30 pm Midway Airport 5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 8am-6pm Hanson Park Elementary 5411 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 8am-6pm Chopin Elementary 2450 W Rice St, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6:00pm Local 73 Springfield Office 600 S. Fourth St, Springfield, IL
  • 9am-12pm Hampton Inn Mt. Vernon 221 Potomac Blvd Mt. Vernon, IL
  • 11am-7pm Peoria 1 Illini Dr., Room A102, Peoria, IL (Proof of vaccination required, open to UIC & Secretary of State employees) 
  • 11am-7pm Rockford 1601 Parkview Ave, , Room A126, Rockford, IL
  • 1pm-4pm CJE Weinberg 1551 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL
  • 2pm-8pm Effingham Holiday Inn 1301 Ave of Mid America, Effingham, IL
  • 3pm-6pm Holiday Inn Express Edwardsville 1000 Plummer Drive Edwardsville, IL

June 7

  • 7am-6pm Lincoln Park HS 2001 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL
  • 7am-6pm Northside Learning Center 3730 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 8am-2pm UIC Student Services Building 1200 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Champaign Office 202 S. Broadway #224, Urbana, IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 11am-2pm JUF 30 South Wells St, Chicago  IL

June 8

  • 8am-4pm Ottawa Elementary District 141 701 E McKinley Rd, Rm. 300, Ottawa IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Champaign Office 202 S. Broadway #224, Urbana, IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm McKinley Park 22100 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Tuley Park 501 East 90th Pl., Chicago IL
  • 9am-6pm Orland Park 13300 Lagrange Rd., Orland Park, IL
  • 9:30am-1pm JCFS – Conference Room 821 216 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL
  • 11am-1pm JCFS CCC 5140 Golf Road, Skokie IL

June 9

  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Mt. Greenwood 3721 111th St. Chicago, IL
  • 9am-6pm Bridgeview-Muehe Park 7151 Hartford, Bridgeview, IL
  • 9am-6pm Hyatt House Evanston 1515 Chicago Ave Evanston, IL 60201
  • 10am-6pm JCFS Knapp School & Yeshiva 3145 W Pratt Blvd, Rm 232, Chicago IL

June 10

  • 6am-12pm 39th Street Service Yard 1000 East Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, IL
  • 8am-4pm Lieberman Warren Barr 9700 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL
  • 9am-5pm Local 73 Chicago Office 300 S Ashland Ave, Suite 400, Chicago, IL
  • 12pm-6pm West Aurora Learning Center (under the canopy) 1870 W Galena Blvd. Aurora, IL

Effective when the next collective bargaining agreement is ratified and implemented in a bargaining unit, dues for all members of SEIU Local 73 shall be standardized based upon individual members’ annual salaries.

12 Month Employees

10 Month Employees*

*Employees who work and are paid on a school year calendar shall have their monthly dues prorated up so that they pay 12 months of dues annually during the months in which they work and are paid.  In exchange, members working on a school year calendar shall be credited with dues payments for up to three months of dues payments per year.   

Members dues obligations may change as a result of the vote. Dues Equity would take effect when the next collective bargaining agreement is ratified and implemented in a bargaining unit.

To ensure we have the funds necessary to keep our union strong, beginning January 1, 2024, the dues rates will increase based on inflation in the Midwest Region. And they will never increase more than 5% annually.

We will utilize the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). This is a monthly measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban wage earners and clerical workers for consumer goods and services.

Our dues make sure that our union has the tools, resources, and staff needed to bargain, enforce our contracts, represent workers, defend our benefits and pensions, and bring workers together to fight for justice.

This includes our offices and technology to keep members informed. Staff to negotiate contracts, handle grievances and arbitrations, and organize new members to grow our union.

Union dues provide resources to stand up for good jobs and benefits, improved working conditions and a better future for our families

Voting Yes for Dues Equity will ensure we have the resources needed to fight for the contracts we deserve.

Current Local 73 Dues Avg.Proposed Local 73 Dues Avg. SEIU HCIISEIU Local 1CTU
1.23%  1.44%2.9%3.1%1.7%

If you still have questions please contact your Union Rep or call the Member Action Center (312-787-5868).