10 states have lost or are facing threats to lose the ability to pay union dues through payroll deduction. If your home state hasn’t already, it might be next. State and local affiliates are looking to national branches of their organizations for solutions when they lose payroll or become Right-to-Work (for less) states.
PAC (Political Action Committee) contributions are vital to maintaining fluid growth of the labor movement and protecting the industry from political attacks and deceptive legislation. Make sure that your union members are not missing out on contributions that are now more important than ever.
Billhighway understands that Right-to-Work (for less) laws can truly weaken union structures. In fact, Right-to-Work (for less) leaves the potential of losing 30-40% of your membership. Your union can take back control with Billhighway’s direct dues, or eDues, solution.
Labor unions are not immune to changing technology – get ahead by embracing Billhighway’s direct dues, or eDues. While not identical to payroll deduction, direct dues provides a very comparable experience and allows your union to fully automate the dues process.
Billhighway assures a fluid integration with your existing membership and accounting programs. This means more accurate membership insights with less reliance on administrative work. Spend your time focusing on what really matters: protecting union members and organizing power in numbers.
Unions are typically organized at national, state and local levels, which means accounting for multiple sets of dues. Billhighway separates these dues at both their respective organizational levels and as political contributions, then routes each set of dues to the correct bank accounts automatically. Everyone gets their share and PAC contribution management meets state regulations.
Real-time visibility into your organization’s finances and membership is a crucial component of understanding your union. Billhighway generates both member and financial reports at the state and local levels. This information provides comprehensive insight into the real people that power your union.
In order to make your union as strong as possible, you need to be able to efficiently collect dues. With direct dues, you eliminate the ability for employers to use payroll as a bargaining chip and provide flexibility for members to pay on a schedule and frequency that works for them. Members are also able to utilize multiple payment options, including credit card, ACH/EFT, autopay, check or phone.
Technology barrels forward, and you must be willing to embrace how that affects your organization. Billhighway takes this into account and works closely with industry partners to offer accessible, on-the-go technology for easy member sign-up. Billhighway can be accessed on laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
It’s no secret that labor unions need political support in order to reach their goals and protect their members. When you partner with Billhighway, you can feel confident knowing your system for collecting Political Action Committee donations will be appropriately configured so each affiliate adheres to unique state and local laws.
What if you could spend more time organizing and supporting reps in the field? With automated dues and data collection, you can. The processes of data and bank reconciliation alone can add up to 9 days’ worth of new administrative work – and much of the time, volunteers are completing this work! Free up their time and yours through automation of dues and data with Billhighway’s system of direct dues.
You know how important consistent dues revenue is to your union, but what about member data? What if you could effortlessly navigate this data in order to better understand performance and impact to the organization? More assets and more insight can only help you make better and smarter business decisions to build the strength of the labor movement.
What would happen if your member data was compromised? How would that impact your reputation, and would members trust you again? You can’t afford to lose funds through identity theft and other fraudulent activities. Billhighway is PCI Level 1 Compliant and keeps your data and dollars secure so you don’t have to lose sleep over potential non-compliance anywhere within your organization.LEARN MORE
Our multiple-award-winning U.S.-based Client Care team provides fast, multi-tiered support for you, including a Client Relations team that works with National staff support and a Client Care team that supports your organization’s officers, leaders and members. We also provide 24/7 access to online resources and tools to support chapter officers and members.LEARN MORE
Once implemented, our specialists provide training to your local administrators and National to ensure they are comfortable with the platform and can easily navigate the system. From the first conversation through implementation and beyond, we’re focused on providing you the assistance you need, when you need it.LEARN MORE
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What if your dues collection and data reporting could be as united as the people who provide them? With Billhighway, they can. Check out these key questions to combat the loss of payroll deduction.
Want to move out from under the threat of legislative attacks or implement a new dues management solution that makes sense? Now is the time! The labor movement can’t wait.