Local 79 - Told I have to wait to join union.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Enjoi0523, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    Hey guys, the facility I work at is part of the Teamsters Local 79 Union. I started as a permanent preloader back in August 2015 before peak season. On my 30th day my belt supervisor told me I could join the Union if I wanted. I went up to our union steward and asked him for the paperwork. He said he had them in his car and that he would get back with me on it. Well, a week later not a single mention about the paperwork so I went to another union steward. She gave me the paperwork and I filled it out and gave it back to her. Well, the paperwork went back to the steward I originally asked and just found out last week that he never submitted it. I asked him about it and he told me I had to wait until I was at the six month mark. Everyone on my belt who is part of the union said it was bull crap and that I needed to seek assistance.... anyone know what I should do next?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ask the second steward for another application, fill it out and give it back to her.
     
  3. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    Ok, thanks. And as a just in case, what should I do if the other union steward doesn't submit it again? Also, how do I find out if it does get submitted?
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Make a copy and mail it in yourself.
     
  5. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Call the union hall, and ask.
     
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  6. Enjoi0523

    Enjoi0523 New Member

    Ok thanks guys.

    @UpstateNYUPSer , would I be submitting it to the mailing address on the form?
     
  7. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Call Local 79 at (813) 621-1391, and ask to speak to a UPS Business Representative. I'm guessing he or she would be very interested in knowing that stewards name.
     
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  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yup.
     
  9. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    This^^^

    Don't waste any more time with the circle jerk you have already encountered, and never take any union related advice from @UpstateNYUPSer.
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Please point out where my advice was incorrect.
     
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Wash, rinse, repeat, and mail yourself a copy?

    Call the union hall and talk to a business agent is the right answer.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I should have also told the OP to include a letter to the union stating why he is sending in his own copy and the issues that he was having with the first steward.

    Why bother the union hall with something this trivial?
     
  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    It's not trivial.
    The union hall and it's staff are there to serve us, with any valid concern, and this most certainly qualifies.

    Where will this local be if potential members have to chase down entry?
     
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  14. Plus you would think that they would want the dues money.
     
  15. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Local 79 has an excellent reputation in Florida. Call them. Ask for a business agent. They will get it taken care of. Ken Wood has a good reputation of being a good local president.
     
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  16. grievance king

    grievance king New Member

    What building are you in? Or female steward first name and I can get you some help.
     
  17. tennisdoctor

    tennisdoctor New Member

    In my opinion the union has lost it's credibility over the last 5+ years. Know who has your back. There are a lot of members that won't stand up for what is right for fear of their jobs. United should be the word. Just saying....Beware
     
  18. tennisdoctor

    tennisdoctor New Member

    Dues will start coming out of your check.
     
  19. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    In my opinion, tennis players and doctors have lost credibility over the last 5+ years. There are a lot of players that won't play hard for fear of getting tennis elbow. Then the doctor won't call them back. Just saying...
     
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  20. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I have recently read some stories where professional tennis has had a mafia presence and have had several matches that were fixed.
    Perhaps this is a pretty fair analogy?
     
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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016