Dues are how we as nurses will fund our own organization so that we can effectively be a voice for our patients, our community hospitals, and one another. Our bylaws are currently being drafted by members of the organizing committee. Our dues will be 1.25% of base pay of hours worked. No nurses at RGH will pay dues until after the contract is negotiated and voted on by all of the nurses. For our 1st contract, we aim to negotiate a wage scale based on years of licensure, which will lead to pay rates that will help us attract and retain great nurses. All nurses will vote on the final contract. Do you think that any nurse will vote to give themselves less money?