How can anyone really expect less money in an employee's pocket because of union dues? We would pay dues of 2 hours a mounth which is 20 bucks an hour = 40 dollars. WITH ONLY AN EXTRA $1.00/HR. THAT IS AN INCREASE OF $160.00 A MONTH. That would leave $120.00 in an employees pocket before taxes. A higher price for the car is also out of the question. VW is selling the Passat at a comparable price to Honda, Nissan, Hyundia, and the big three. What will change is the huge profit margin VW of Chattanooga is getting and has been experiencing over the past 2 years of production. The auto industries mention above are paying $5.00 to $7.00 more on their hourly pay than what VW employees are receiving now for production workers. VW workers at Chattanooga are the lowest paid auto workers in these United States, but that's not true of VW workers in other parts of the world.