Transferring to a different state + Different local union = Losing my seniority?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Goldenja, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    I'm a Preloader of 2 years, and I was told that if I were to move to a different state that has a different local union, that I have to sacrifice my 2 years and start all over again. So that means I would lose all of my benefits and have to do the process all over again. Is this actually true?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I do believe that is correct. If you were to transfer to a local covered by your contract you should only lose building seniority, but keep all fringe benefits.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You would not lose your years of service; however, you would lose your seniority.
     
  4. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    So your saying I will at least keep my benefits? just trying to get a clear understanding
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I believe so.
     
  6. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    Please hit the reply button so we know who you are replying to. Did you call your local union for the info you provided in your initial post?
     
  7. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    dang, okay
     
  8. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    okay, just getting the hang of this site

    well, do all hubs have you wait a year before benefits kick in again? or do different hubs vary? I heard it used to be 6 months at one time. But people would take advantage and leave.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
  9. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    and no, i haven't called yet. just waking up actually lol
     
  10. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    It depends on the local you would go to. How far away are you thinking of going? Did you ask your local union office these questions?
     
  11. You would start all over again . No benefits ,vacation and bottom of the paycale.

    Unless you get approved for a educational transfer. You would keep your pay and benefits but would lose your seniority.
     
  12. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    well, I am in college.. and they're paying for it
     
  13. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    not yet.. but Missouri to Ohio, possibly
     
  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    We have had plenty of people transfer into my building from out of state. The only thing they lost was seniority. They went to the bottom. They kept everything else.
     
  15. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    everything as in...? (hoping you say benefits lol)
     
  16. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Sorry I believe I read your post wrong. Are you transfering or just leaving to another state and getting rehired?

    If you are transfering and they have approved it than yes you should keep your benefits.
     
  17. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    Nice!

    Well, It's all just a thought at the moment (a realistic thought at that) But I would like to transfer so i don't have to start all over again
     
  18. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Good luck. I know people that have been trying to transfer out of state for years. It's not easy from what I've seen and heard.
     
  19. Goldenja

    Goldenja New Member

    Really? No worries, if it's meant to be, it'll happen

    Thanks for taking the time to respond!
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You should wait until after Peak to start the process.