Union Wage & Welfare Bond

Union Wage & Welfare Bond

Wage and welfare bonds, also referred to as union wage bonds, are a type of surety or financial guarantee bond that a union takes out to ensure that union dues get paid in the event that a member does not pay dues. Typically, wage and welfare bonds do not have a deductible, meaning that unions are completely covered by insurance companies for all applicable losses. Labor unions take out wage and welfare bonds at the local level, guaranteeing that the local union, not the national organization, receives dues.

A union member signs a wage and welfare bond upon the start of employment in a union job or upon joining a union. This bond establishes a contractual debt on the behalf of the employee, also known as dues, which the employee must pay to retain his union position. When an employee does not pay dues, the union may make a claim on the bond to recoup lost funds. Labor union bonds are typically funded through union laborer wages, union dues, excess funds for benefits and other collateral funds.

Wage and welfare bonds, also referred to as union wage bonds, are a type of surety or financial guarantee bond that a union takes out to ensure that union dues get paid in the event that a member does not pay dues. Typically, wage and welfare bonds do not have a deductible, meaning that unions are completely covered by insurance companies for all applicable losses. Labor unions take out wage and welfare bonds at the local level, guaranteeing that the local union, not the national organization, receives dues.
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Wage and welfare bonds are high risk, so costs typically start at 5% of the bond amount. Your rate will vary based on your business history, experience and financial health.
To apply for your Union Wage & Welfare Bond, complete and submit the application below. You may also download a .pdf application, and email it to apps@southcoastsurety.com, or fax it to (949)361-9926. If you choose to email or fax your application, please download and complete a payment form and attach it to your documents.

Your bond will be issued within 1-3 days after you submit a completed application and payment.