how to quit the union?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bscott85, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. bscott85

    bscott85 New Member

    has any1 on this forum quit the union? ive heard its difficult.. ive been at UPS for almost 5 years now and im just fed up with the dues, the way they defend awful employees and where my money ends up going

    so how does 1 leave the union?

    and what would be the pros/cons of leaving the union

    thanks

    edit: im new to this forum and just read a lot of past threads and see a lot of hate towards ppl that are anti union..

    just wanted to clarify ive been in the union for almost 5 years (not required to join union in VA, joined voluntarily) and i just dont think that it has served me well in my case and i want to leave, i know several people in my hub that have worked here 10 years+ and never been in the union and i cant help but think of all those wasted dues ive paid and got nothing out of it.. also i know of 3 specific people in my work area alone that are also interested in leaving the union
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  2. barrycold

    barrycold New Member

    You quit
     
  3. bscott85

    bscott85 New Member

    care to elaborate? pros/cons?
     
  4. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    You'll have to check with your state's labor laws. I think only some states allow for people to seperate from their union and keep their position.
     
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    you decide your own pros and cons, if VA is a right to work state, call the union (you may have to go to the hall) and withdraw.
     
  6. spuman

    spuman New Member

    Go into management,where the awful employees get promoted.
     
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Call the APWA. You sound like the perfect candidate.
     
  8. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    apply at fedex
     
  9. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Give me youe name and address. I'll be sending a couple of guys over to visit you. The guys go by the name of Moose and Rocko. They'll show you how to withdraw, alright.:happy-very:
     
  10. Red Dawn

    Red Dawn Member

    coworker said the same thing...got out...then got a sup that didn't like him..called union for help and was mad that they hung up on him...lol
     
  11. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    vincent says say yo to moose and rocko
     
  12. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    Look at it on the positive side. Your union dues pay for your bargained rights, health care, your pension, vacations, sick days and holiday pay. So my opinion is no don't quit the union. Don't worry about the dumbasses the union protects, That is their job. You just do yours and be a good forthright employee which I bet you are:happy2:
     
  13. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    amen
     
  14. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Why not take 1 of those weeks of vacation you have to go and see a shrink with your medical to see if they can give you a prescription you can pick up with your prescrition card, That the union got you to begin with, you ungrateful little whiner!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    can i get an amen
     
  16. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    What he said. Plus if you want a new local vote the others out and get new ones. If you want better stewards vote for a new one and or become one. I have been hearing a lot of guys wanting to get out of the union over the last number of years.

    Union getting weak and not enforcing the contract. No one getting back pay anymore and constant harassment.

    Then vote out your local and if you do not like Hoffa vote him out too.

    We need to enforce the contract and hold the union to the fire since we pay their salaries.
     
  17. King Of Queens

    King Of Queens New Member

    Union Buster Go Teamsters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go work for Fedex you non union Freak
     
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Allright let's go down memory lane again. The movie is caddie shack , the vibrations of the groundskeepers bombs finally cause the ball to fall into the hall. Now the dialogue.

    Rodney dangerfield's character - Allright , Smells (ted knight judge) that's 80 grand you owe me , now fork it over!

    Smells: You, You, you'll get nothing, do you hear me? Nothing.

    Rodney - Yeah, I figured as much, hey Moose, Rocko, help the judge find his checkbook.

    Thanks, steve, for keeping moose and rocko alive all these years
     
  19. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    People dont appreciate the union until their job is in jeopardy or they get into trouble and they need the support of their local. I say lets inform all these people exactly how to quit the union. Then when they get pushed out of their job by management the rest of us union worker will have more opportunities to go full time.
     
  20. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    The union still has to get their jobs back.