How much was your union initiation fee?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by matty_lawn, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member

    It seems crazy to me that ours is 500,but yeah its 500. 25 weekly deducted until its paid off. 30ish monthly after that.
     
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Wow mine was 100.
     
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    $500 for a PTer is outrageous.
     
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  4. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    I feel like it must be because of the turnover rate at my hub. Its insane. Easy money for teamsters
     
  5. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    $20 PT initiation fee in my building.
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I never joined Union (RTW) so I really don't know.
    My reports would ask me on occasion and I would tell them to check with the stewart ... that's why they get paid extra.
     
  7. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    Could be the opposite; people leaving because the fee is disproportionately large compared to their measly $150 paychecks.

    It's $250 here. $25 for 10 weeks.
     
  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Ours is $100.00
    $25.00 a week for four weeks
     
  9. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    Yes the fee is large, but I really doubt anyone quits over a high initiation fee. Especially since new hires get a bonus, including me, and I've paid 6 weeks initiation. Im still bringing in a hair under 300 weekly because of bonus
     
  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Scab!
     
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  11. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    What is your reason for not going union?
     
  12. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Ask your business agent if the union uses initiation fees differently than monthly fees. Seems criminal for the union to charge a part timer $500 for an "initiation" fee.
     
  13. Bastiatian

    Bastiatian Active Member

    It doesn't help, that's for sure.

    My steward told me there's a national grievance on the bonus issue, so that may not last much longer.
     
  14. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    This should be good
     
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  15. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    Honestly if a part timer is there for reasons other than benefits, college tuition, or getting away from their wife they are doing it wrong
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Management
     
  17. matty_lawn

    matty_lawn Active Member


    What would you say the reason is that any non management employee would chose to go non union? Im actually curious not trying to start a riot.
     
  18. $100 for part timers and $200 for full-timers.
     
  19. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I believe I paid $50 way back when.
     
  20. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    I'm sure you of all people can give a better response than that
     
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