Retired Workers Membership & Dues
Authorization forms for retiree dues and associate membership dues forms available for download
Are you a retiree or surviving spouse looking for an authorization form so you can have your retiree dues automatically deducted from your pension check? Or maybe you are a spouse or associate member and are willing to pay associate member dues?
If you are, these forms are available for download as PDFs below!
General Motors Retiree Dues Card
General Motors Surviving Spouse Dues Card
Ford Retiree Dues Card
Ford Surviving Spouse Dues Card
Chrysler Retiree Dues Card
Chrysler Surviving Spouse Dues Card
Generic White Retiree Dues Card
Associate Member Spouse Dues Card
Retirees and surviving spouses, who are eligible for automatic deductions from your pension checks, please fill-out the appropriate company card. Non-Big 3 retirees and surviving spouses should fill out the generic white card.
Retirees and surviving spouses, who are not eligible for automatic deductions from your pension checks should fill-out the generic white card and send with a check for $24 to cover dues from January through December.
Spouses of living retirees and Associate Members should fill-out the 8 ½ x 5 ½ sheet marked “Associate Member/Spouse,” and send with a check for $24 to cover dues from January through December.
Please return cards, forms and checks to:
UAW Retired Workers Department
8000 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
If you have any questions, please call the Retired Workers Department at (313) 926-5231 or email us at email@example.com
UAW retired members finance their own structure through voluntary retiree dues. These dues make their programs self-supporting. Since the Constitutional Convention in 1966, retirees have pledged that the UAW would not have to use active members’ dues to support the retired workers’ programs. Our retired members have kept faith with that pledge.
Originally, retiree dues were $1 per month. However, in 1986, the retirees went to the Constitution Committee entirely on their own and proposed changing the $1 per month voluntary dues to $2 per month. They explained that the retirees could not achieve their goals or continue to run essential programs on the current $1 per month. The Constitutional change was overwhelmingly approved.
Retirees are not required to pay dues, but today 75 percent of the retired members pay $2 per month in voluntary dues. Of theses dues, 35 percent stays in each local union retired workers chapter, 25 percent goes to the regional retired workers fund and 40 percent of each dollar goes to the UAW Retired Workers Department for their efforts on behalf of retired workers. Some of these efforts would be for collective bargaining, legislation, communication, education and representation on issues affecting seniors and retirees. The entire program of the UAW retired workers’ movement is financed by retirees’ voluntary dues.
Spouses or surviving spouses may request to become associate members of the retired workers chapters. Surviving spouses are also encouraged to participate in the voluntary dues program.
We now have almost as many retired members as active members. Retiree dues support all of the activities of the retired workers — programs and are now more necessary than ever before.