Dear AHPA Member:
With the ever increasing cost of living, the current state of our economy and the lack of any kind of substantial pay increase, your AHPA Board of Directors realizes it is becoming more and more difficult for you to make ends meet. In the true AHPA spirit of representing and supporting our members we are constantly looking for different ideas; looking for ways to better serve and represent you.
In the current tough economic times we have found it more and more difficult to do business without reducing the services/benefits our members have grown accustomed to and deserve. In order for us to continue serving you we feel we need to help you through these tough economic times. In order to do that we have evaluated our expenditures (cost of doing business) and have determined that we can re-prioritize our expenses and reduce the amount of our active member’s dues without eliminating any of the benefits you currently have as an AHPA member.
Effective with your paycheck on March 13, 2009 your dues will be reduced by 13.1%. Exactly what does that mean? Sworn member dues will go from 1% of top officer base pay to 1% of mid officer base pay. Civilian member dues will also be reduced by the same 13.1%. The actual figures are listed below.
Current sworn dues are $51.48 per month ($25.74 per payday). With a 13.1% reduction sworn dues will go to $44.74 per month = $22.37 per payday (employees receive two pay checks per year with no dues taken out).
Current civilian member dues are $24.50 per month ($12.25 per payday) and will be reduced to $21.28 per month = $10.64 per payday (employees receive two pay checks per year with no dues taken out).
AHPA Board of Directors
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“we can re-prioritize our expenses and reduce the amount of our active member’s dues without eliminating any of the benefits you currently have as an AHPA member.”