Helper Union Dues

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Showtyme, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Showtyme

    Showtyme New Member

    So, this is my 3rd time doing driver helper. The first year the pay was 12.88/hr before last year it jumped to 15$/hr. Last year the union dues had one big lump of $20+ for one week and like 8.50 for the other 3 weeks in the month. Unfortunately this year it's raised significantly up to $28.50 for all 3 of paychecks so far including the orientation check which was a little much. This can't be right, right?
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Depending on local rules, after so many years as a helper, you may get assessed for dues and initiation fees.
     
  3. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Have you talked to your steward and are you in a right to work state? You might want to call your local hall about this one.
     
  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    What a scam. Take the money from people who won't even be remembered a month from now.
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Some locals do, others don't.

    Mine didn't.
     
  6. No helper dues here.
     
  7. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I don't think it's right at all. Not because I'm a union hatin' management scum bag. It's because I don't think it's right to force someone to pay dues for a job they aren't going to be around for in a month. Not to mention they aren't represented.
     
  8. Scum with a heart?
     
  9. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Almost as big a scam as giving them false hope they will be able to keep working after peak, and that they have a shot for a full time driving gig right out of peak
     
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  10. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    It's in there somewhere, I'm just good at hiding it.
     
  11. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I don't think it's right either. My local did it the first year we used helpers, probably because the system was prepared for them.

    The people who were lucky enough to be called back, however, had that problem behind them.
     
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Talk to HR with those concerns. I tell them how it is. Had a guy who was about to go to school quit because I wouldn't guarantee him a permanent position.
     
  13. Carry on,Slime bucket.
     
  14. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    You say HR like they are not management?
     
  15. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Go to bed old man.
     
  16. Nothing to do with your sexual advances?
     
  17. Very soon. Can't handle these 10 hour days.
     
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  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I tell people HR is in sales. They are selling UPS to you. I was lied to when I was hired too. When guys come in and tell me all the sunshine HR blew up their asses I bring them down to reality. If they still want the job it's theirs. If they don't, no hard feelings.

    But not all the stuff HR says is bull. Our last 2 hires were off the street because all the insiders who applied were either DQed because of driving record or just not interested.
     
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hell, I worked six.
     
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  20. D*