Payroll Deduction in Jeopardy: There is Another Way!

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be hearing arguments in Fredrichs v. California Teachers Association that could result in the equivalent of a National Right to Work law in all 50 states. How should Labor prepare now for that possibility?

It is vital that every union tries to stay ahead of the curve rather than be faced with implementing of an alternative dues processing system in a crisis atmosphere. Changing over from a payroll deduction system to an alternative system managed by you – the union – can be a complex and and time consuming experience.

Ensuring a positive member experience is critical during this time. Managing dues within complex member organizations can be tricky business without the right tools. When thinking about a solution, an organization will want to be sure that not only is the solution working for them on the back-end, but also how is the member experience on the front-end?

Members are continually expressing the want for processes to be easy, seamless and painless. Processes and procedures around member dues have been at the forefront for organized labor unions.

Important key components are:

  1. Set it & forget it – Mimic payroll deduction for your members – a member logs in once to set up and their dues are automatically deducted.
  2. Flexible payment – Regardless of how a member is paid, whether it be weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, we can accommodate.
  3. Safe & secure – You and your members rest assured that sensitive data is safe and secure, and your risks have been mitigated. Data reporting is available to approved roles within the organization to analyze member data and trends (want to learn more about data? Download our data whitepaper).


Based on our experience in the organized labor space, we understand member experience and the importance of addressing the new-found challenges around dues collection.

About the author

Sarah has a soft-spot for component relations professionals (CRPs), creating amazing experiences, and having a good laugh. She focuses her time at Billhighway on building and delivering chapter-focused resources, creating unique experiences for CRPs through webinars, events and the one-of-a-kind Component Exchange (CEX). Sarah is passionate about exploring new ideas and trying new things. What we really want to say is Sarah is a component bad@$$ who is sure to put a smile on your face.