ARLINGTON, Va. — Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA) members will vote on a proposal next month to significantly reshape the association's dues and funding structure.
The restructuring plan approved by the board of directors provides for funding of all legislative and regulatory work independently and separately from dues.
If adopted during the Oct. 13-17 annual convention, members will see a significant reduction in regular dues, with many independent firms realizing regular dues of about 40% to 60% of what they paid in the past.
"The dues reduction has been made possible by a commitment from the largest national firms in the membership to fund 80% of the costs of UTSA's legislative and regulatory work starting Jan. 1, 2007," explains Jim Baumgartner, UTSA chairman.
In other news, UTSA has signed President/CEO David Hobson to a new contract through 2010.
"David has provided very strong leadership," Baumgartner says. "He has enabled UTSA to convey our industry's perspective effectively to policy-makers and government agencies, strengthened the association's communication programs and developed outstanding educational programs for the membership."