I had an idea, so I'm just throwing it out there. If there are some who are absolutely unable to/don't want to pay the dues, how about making 2 levels of IEFF members? Those who pay dues are full-fledged members. That means they may participate in everything the IEFF does, buy all swag, go to all events, basically, enjoy the benefits that the money from the dues will bring us. Those that are unable/don't want to pay may continue to post online, are limited to buying a t-shirt, and may only participate in events where the IEFF won't be represented. This means outings like apple picking, the beach, fireworks, John Williams concerts, etc., as opposed to events like the Christmas parade, Free Comic Book Day, Star Wars Night, etc. What do you think?