I got hired by this large retailer, and as a condition of employment, they say I have to pay union dues. I just don't see how there's any benefit to me with paying a $400 initiation fee plus additional monthly fees when I'm not provided any benefits such as health insurance and dental, and I'm only paid minimum wage. Is there anyway I can still work for this company (I need the job), but not have to pay the union dues? Are there any benefits (and do they outweigh the costs) of paying these union dues? If not, I don't see the point of paying these dues when I want nothing to do with the union. How can I get out of paying these union dues, but still work for this company?