how do you withdraw from the union

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gotbrown, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. gotbrown

    gotbrown New Member

    I will call my local on monday but didnt know if any of the stewards would know. Since im leaving UPS I was told by some I get my initiation fee back.. is this true? Any insight would be great thanks, If it matters im in the new england area
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Good luck with that. After 4 years as a casual, I doubt you will get anything back. Take a withdrawal card so you won't have to pay them again if you ever take another Teamster job.
     
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Don't hate the playa, hate the game.
     
  4. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    The day after you stop working there, go to the union hall and get your withdrawal card.
    You will not get your money back but it freezes your progression at the union.

    Cosmo1 had it right
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    If you don't they could make you pay back dues not necessarily a initiation fee as the OP would have still actually be a union member just not in good standing.

    I have a withdrawal card from the iron workers union that I was in before UPS.
     
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    When I quit/got fired 20 years ago, I didn't do anything to withdraw? Am I technically a Teamster with decades of seniority?
     
  7. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    ​Only if you pay back 20 years of back dues with interest LOL
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Lol. If the union were stronger, I might actually consider doing that
     
  9. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Check your local's website also, ours you can apply for your withdrawal online and they mail it to you.
     
  10. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Makes sense in the internet age

    Just checked my local's website
    There is no online withdrawal section there though
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our local doesn't have a website.
     
  12. gotbrown

    gotbrown New Member

    ours has a non-interactive site more like a info page, thanks for the response i must have been misinformed,will definitely get my withdrawal card .. Would have been nice to get that $1000 back,,well goes to show ya you just cant have everything:happy-very:
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $1000 initiation fee??? Really??? No wonder most PTers prefer to work in a RTW state.
     
  14. gotbrown

    gotbrown New Member

    ive heard a few jokes at my center since im leaving, best so far is im trading diads for donuts.
     
  15. gotbrown

    gotbrown New Member

    1000 if for fulltime, i think its 250 or 350 for pt,,
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's insane.
     
  17. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Tell me about it.
     
  18. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    ...from the non-union employee.
     
  19. ORLY!?!

    ORLY!?! Master Loader

    Can you read good?
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...and you can justify paying up to $1K for the "privilege" of joining the all-mighty union?