Actors' Equity Association's working dues deductions increased to 2.25% effective Nov. 1, according to the union.
The increase represents the final phase of the dues referendum approved by the membership in May 2002. Employers will begin making deductions at the new rate beginning payroll week ending Nov. 7, 2004.
The union is encouraging Equity members to contact the membership department of their local Equity offices should they have any questions.
When members approved the dues increase for Nov. 1, they also approved for the maximum amount of annual earnings subject to working dues to rise from $150,000 to $300,000.