Union Dues and Disability

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brownieworker, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. brownieworker

    brownieworker New Member

    Hey guys, I was on STDisability for 6 months. Now I am getting union dues taken out every week for 2 dollars more than I was paying monthly... Is this right? And who can I call to see what is going on? Thanks
  2. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    Lets see ,,,,the uniON hall? n o!!!! did you ever keep in touch with your agent at all you are another PRIME EXZAMPLE OF A MEMEBER WHO THINKS THE UNION IS JUST FOR PUTTING OUT THE FIRE AFTER IT STARTED, GET INVOLVED .
  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Did you ask for withdrawal card when you went on STD? If not, they are probably taking out to make up for or maybe your regular dues increased in your absense.

    Withdrawal card is used when you know you're going to be out for long periods of time. You are not charge dues for that time and when time to get back, you notify union and resume. Ultimately, tho, it's YOUR responsiblity to let them know.

    Now, do some research with union and company to find out what's going on.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Seriously, call your union hall and ask them. When I went on WC, one of my 1st calls was to my union hall. This is probably going to shock you, but they answered all of my questions politely and accurately. They even told me what to do when I go back to work or what should happen if my injury prevents a return to work.

    You would be amazed at the info you can find out if you call your union hall.
  5. brownieworker

    brownieworker New Member

    Wow thanks for the nice comment.. I had no idea or heard of a withdrawl card in the 7 years of working there.
  6. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Brownie, Take a glance at the union bullentin board at your workplace. I'll bet two nickels the withdrawal card info is posted there. If not tell your steward it should be. If you've attended any union membership meetings, withdrawal card reminders are regularly given.
  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Check your Locals website, I believe you can apply for one online. At least you can through mine I can't imagine yours being much different.
  8. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    HE MAKES ME SICK . what local are you in ? dont ask any one take a wild guess.
  9. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    To OP. I reread your post, you can't file now for a withdrawal card you are basically responsible for the past dues.
  10. speeddemon

    speeddemon Guest

    If his agent is like mine, hes worthless.
  11. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    I would never take a withdrawal card in case I want to run the dirty bums out of office. (Our by-laws require no break in service for 24 months)
  12. rocket man

    rocket man Well-Known Member

    maybe but at least you know who he or she is. This person who did the post says he.s been with company 7 years and he dont know????????
  13. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    What make me sick is you knock the union,
    lets see, do something wrong and your out
    the door waiting for a hearing.
    Now no union and your fired.
    So stop being stupid, you kiss ass.....
    If you read your contract you
    would have the answers, and you would
    not knock your union.