issues with union dues

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by nick12ivi, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. nick12ivi

    nick12ivi New Member

    Hello. I work at the chelmsford mass hub, and am a member of the local 25. When i was hired, i was told repeatedly that starting with my second paycheck, for 16 weeks i would pay 32 dollars to pay the 500$ initiation fee, and THEN pay the 49 dollar union dues for 5 weeks. This week is my last week paying off the 500$, however they took union dues as well, when i was repeatedly told that would start next week. I even have papers from when i was hired saying that. If i talk to human resources, would they be able to fix this? I really cant afford to pay 32 dollars AND 49 dollars in the same week
     
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    That's the breaks....I remember when I started...they did the same thing...it hurt.
     
  3. nick12ivi

    nick12ivi New Member

    So theres nothing i can do? Even if i have paper work saying that they weren't supposed to take it yet? I got a kid i gotta support, i can't feed my family for a week on fifty bucks :/
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    UPS has nothing to do with it-----they are simply doing what the union has told them to do.

    Call your union hall.
     
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

     
  6. Call the hall and explain what your perception is of what you should be paying. If yiu are right they'll cut you a check. A five hundred dollar initiation fee seems way to high.
     
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  7. Ron Carey lives on

    Ron Carey lives on Well-Known Member

    Never heard of a 500 dollar initiation fee? Payroll takes your dues out. Call your BA or dues department, and get them on same page with payroll

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  8. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    $500 initiation fee and you're only making about $120 a week!! Thats crazy. Greedy bastards!! Stuff like that makes people hate unions.
     
  9. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    If I were you, I would quit UPS and apply for two part-time fast food restaurant jobs. Not worth it messing up your body slinging boxes and getting screwed by union and company. Luckily I was hired the year before the contract was expired, which is the best time to get hired at UPS, you get the gwi instead of crappy low raises.
     
  10. nick12ivi

    nick12ivi New Member

    I don't want to quit ups, i like my job ( im a loader), i like the people i work with, i just want to get paid what i should be paid
     
  11. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I hope you are planning to become a driver or something besides a loader at UPS.
     
  12. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I see way too many part timers here at UPS with no ambition.
     
  13. nick12ivi

    nick12ivi New Member

    Im thinking about becoming a driver eventually, but i enjoy loading, as crazy as that sounds. My immediate plan is to find another part time job, and just stay at ups mostly for the benefits
     
  14. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Sounds good. Don't say you're going to do it and don't do it, too many part timers do that.
     
  15. boxcrusher

    boxcrusher Member

    Wtf? Why a 500 dollar initiation fee? It was only 150 for local 804
     
  16. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    I paid $150, but I don't know about other locals. But if I had had to pay $500, I would have showed up to every union meeting and put them on blast.
     
  17. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    like yourself
     
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Initiation fees vary by local and area. I believe I paid around $400. That would be $400 very well spent dollars.

    In the New England area which I'm in they might be higher than other areas of the country. We seem to have a better run union healthcare, pension plan and less problems between management and union employees than the rest of the country...
     
  19. 30 to life

    30 to life Active Member

    There is an initiation fee for being on bc
     
  20. you aint even know it

    you aint even know it Well-Known Troll Troll

    Nope. Better than you Mr. Truck driver. In two years, I can be the one that can fire your ass.