Does UPS make you join the union?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by bste11, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. bste11

    bste11 King of UPS

    Must every employee join the Union? Or is it optional? Thanks.
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Depends on whether youre in a right to work state, if yes its upto you if no yes you have to join.
  3. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    What kind of Question is that. Someone who ask a question like that must not want to be in a union.

    If you don't want to be in the union then please work for someone other than UPS because people who don't want to be in the union only make the union weaker.

    The union is what gets us among other things an honest pay for a days work, good health insurance (free) and job security to name a few.
  4. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    He was asking a question he didnt have an answer too give him a break
  5. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Why not try searching the threads, I'm sure you'll find all the new employee answers you need, without all the smart remarks.
  6. New Englander

    New Englander New Member

    I love how we all can say we get "free" health insurance because of the Union!

    Yet we pay three times our hourly rate here in Union dues. $84 a month or so.

    Nothing is free.
  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    and hes a seasonal worker
  8. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    It's optional.

    In a Right-To-Work State, you do not have to join or pay any money to the Union.

    In the other States, you do not have to join, but you do have to pay a non-member "agency fee" instead of dues, to cover the cost of collective bargaining and grievance processing.

    The Law is explained here . . .
  9. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

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  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    In my area, it is still an EXCELLENT value. If I did not have benefits, we would be paying $350/month to be enrolled in the health insurance program where my wife works. That would be JUST FOR INSURANCE, no retirement, no dental, no eyecare.

    3 times my hourly wage, once a month is a great bargain.

  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    And the handsome wage that was negotiated by said Union isn't bad either. I'll pay 80 a month to make 80 a year.
  12. bste11

    bste11 King of UPS

    Man **** the union. I had to join. I asked my HR guy (the one present while I did my new forms today) and he said it was a necessary evil. This is bull****, I'm only working here til December 31, and MAYBE after that and I have to pay for it??
  13. DownsizedUPS'er

    DownsizedUPS'er missing my UPS family

    i agree 100%. with the union, but not the way this question was answered, he was only asking b/c he didn't know. i think the union is a good thing. my position was not a union position. i wanted to unionize very badly. we were unable to. but not everyone has to agree.:angry:
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2008
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    McDonald's is non-union--maybe you would fit in better there.
  15. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    *Raises glass* Hear hear.
  16. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Are you a frigging nut???? Your bitchin about paying $84 a month (or $21 a week which you can easliy make that up) for union dues which in turn give you job security and a decent pension. Go work somewhere else where there is no union and pay $150 per week for health care and if you look at them wrong they will fire you for no reason. At least if you get fired here for no reason you not only will get your job back you would get back pay!!!! Wake Up Brother!!!!
  17. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

    I have six kids, an ex and a current wife. All covered by UPS Health, Medical, Dental Ins. I'd venture to say my benefits far outweigh what I have been paid thus far.


  18. bste11

    bste11 King of UPS

    Quit hi-jacking my thread. This is all irrelevant. A few people understood the issue- the fact that I am probably going to have to pay to join the union, when I am only going to be employed for a few weeks.
  19. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

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  20. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    You have to work 30 days before you have to join the union. So to answer you question no you don't have to join. Also if you post on here its going to get " hi jacked"