Off the street seasonal required to pay union dues?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by OptimusPrime, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Had someone ask me this today. I mean logically it makes no sense, seeing as he wasn't given the option to join after 30 days. But we all know about logic and UPS.
     
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Them paying dues sounds like a great thing to me.
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Has he worked 30 days?
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    we thank you for your support
     
  5. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    It has nothing to do with UPS ups doesn't have a option the job your working is a UNION job... If you don't like it go find a none union job. Mc Donald might be a better fit...
     
  6. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    No need to get snarky. Wasn't about me. Proud Teamsters member. He was just worried about a possible situation, one that if he was a Union member would be no big deal. And that was why he asked why he was paying dues, not being a member, and not having representation. Was just asking. And the whole thing about logic was just a jab about UPS in general. Shouldn't we as Union members care more about the fact that basically "scabs" are brought in during tough times to patch holes, more so than just thanking this guy for paying dues?
     
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's a union shop with union negotiated benifits. This is why he is paying dues to the union.
     
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Same reason driver helpers have to pay initiation fees. Personally I think off the street hires should be drawn and quartered in the public square.
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Or get promoted to management and eat donuts all day and get real fat and then die of a heart attack.
     
  10. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    :biting:i might have to get off this site because some of you are so (snarky?) union member here.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Same reason driver helpers have to pay initiation fees.

    Helpers do not pay initiation fees in my local. If they were required to do so we would have an even harder time finding qualified applicants.

    Personally I think off the street hires should be drawn and quartered in the public square.

    Yeah.....the nerve.....trying to get a job to support their family...what are they thinking.
     
  12. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Correct, at least this was the way it was explained to me a few years ago.
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Better to live in Moms basement for 10 years while waiting to go FT.....
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you saying that, rather than start as a casual at $16/hr, I should have started at $8/hr because that would have been the right thing to do?

    With those kind of math skills remind me not to have you do my income taxes.
     
  15. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    <sigh> my sarcasm goes undetected....
     
  16. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    How timely, my boss was telling me yesterday he picked up a couple strawberry frosted, ya more like a couple dozen! Dude needs to hit the treadmill.
     
  17. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    NEWSFLASH:The "closed union shop" was outlawed in 1947 by the Taft-Hartley Act.
     
  18. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Glazed blueberry. Yummmmmmmm.
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Have to go pick up the wife at work and take her out to lunch. Doesn't she realize I have things to do when on vacation?
     
  20. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Funny