If you are unsure of your union member status, follow these instructions:
1. Look at your pay detail - either a paper copy or online:
Go to the SDIRC website.
(On that page near the top right-hand corner, find and click on "FOCUS" box. Type in your SDIRC username and password, then click on the "Employee Self Service". From there, click on "View Pay History" to see your pay stubs.)
Remember that if you are NOT a 12 month employee, your pay is divided by 24 pay periods (from July 1 through June 30). Therefore, your pay stub will not reflect your actual hours worked each pay period, because your pay is divided by 24 pay periods to include the summer months that you are not working for SDIRC.
Check to see if "CWA Union Dues" is in the list of "Deduction" items and that it shows an amount being deducted.
If "CWA Union Dues" is not in the list of deductions or the amount deducted is $0, then dues are not
being deducted and you are not currently a union member.
To calculate your per pay period dues amount:
Find your "Current Period Pay" amount near the top of your pay stub and divide by 2. This will give you the amount that you are paid per week. Next, take that amount and divide it by 40. The calculated amount will be your CWA Union Dues per pay period. If that amount is greater than your hourly wage, then the union dues amount will be lowered to one hour of your hourly wage amount per pay period. If that calculation is less than your hourly pay rate, then that amount will be your per pay period dues amount.
An EXAMPLE: Regular Pay Period Earnings (Current Period Pay) is $500.00 / 2 = $250.00. Then calculate $250.00 / 40 = $6.50 per pay period listed under " 700:508 CWA Union Dues " in the deduction section of your pay stub.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Becky Cook, Secretary.