By filling out the application form, you are applying for membership to the General Union.

Applications are reviewed and ratified about three times per month.

Once your application is reviewed, we will contact you to tell you whether it has been accepted or not.

Note: if you currently have an employment problem, please submit a Consultation Request instead.

This information is CONFIDENTIAL and will not be shared with your employer without your consent.

Step 1: Read The Duties Of Membership

By joining the General Union, you commit yourself to the following obligations:

1. Keeping your dues paid up to date, and paying by an automatic process such as checkoff, bank debit, or PayPal transfer.

2. Participating in your own branch, attending your branch meetings and branch annual general meeting either in person or online.

3. Supporting fellow union members (from all union branches) who are in dispute with their employer.

Step 2: Union Dues

Dues are between ¥500 – ¥5,000 per month and is based upon your total pre-tax income from all employers.

Your dues pay for the expenses of running the union and supporting other union members.

For more information about dues, see our dues page.