Entire paycheck for initiation fee???

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Boston pete, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. RolloTony Brown Town

    RolloTony Brown Town Active Member

    I sound like management and you sound like a teamster.

    Who told you it was a company error? I spoke to district finance manager. The local sends in the request. The local has the right to the initiation fee if they request it. Company can’t stop it.
  2. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Temporary employees shouldn’t have to pay anything to a union they’re not going to be a part of after peak. That’s pure greed.
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  3. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    Yeah you sound just like the manager I talked to. For all I know you are him. Did you ask the finance manager why they held on to all of the dues applications to all the employees? And not turn them into the union per the contract? Did you also ask him why for YEARS ups has let casuals and seasonal workers come in and work union jobs and not pay dues? I'm sorry but if you applied for a union job whether it's seasonal or permanent you should pay your fair share of dues.
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  4. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I disagree. It is the Union's job to protect the workers from the company. This is all on the Teamster Union.
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  5. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    The company is the one who deducts the dues out of the employees checks. Don't you think they should have noticed there was a error before the cut the checks?
  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Be thankful you have a job Pete. Stop being so gosh darn ungrateful
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Do you really expect seasonal employees or starting PT earning minimum wage and no benefits to pay $500 initiation fees and 2 1/2 X their hourly rate monthly Union dues for a job that last for a month or two? This does not sound like the Union is there to protect the workers from the evil corporate company.
  8. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    The entire situation is hilarious.
  9. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    No but I expect them to pay their share of dues doing a union job. I have had to represent a lot of these seasonal employees and if they aren't paying dues they get the services for free?
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Union jobs should not be minimum wage and no benefits. That is why the Union and it's members fought and sometimes died to force the companies to pay us a fair wage and benefits.
  11. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    I also heard there has been a whole group of employees that haven't been paying union dues for a long time before peak even started. And we have been chasing management to rectify the issue for awhile now.
  12. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    when you represent these guys, are you on the clock getting paid by the company? or are you getting paid like a private contractor from your local out of a fund made up from union dues and initiation fees?

    UPS negotiated into our union contract a free period clearly stating that all days worked during said period DO NOT COUNT towards getting a permanent job at UPS. seasonal help are all hired with the understanding that the job ends after peak with the possibility of rehire afterwards. why the hell would the union want any money from employees that they agreed during contract negotiations where temporary??? wait for the potential rehire after peak and stick your greedy hand out then.
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  13. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order, ok to drive

    I agree they should pay dues but not a 500 dollar initiation fee for a minimum wage job that ends in a few weeks. That fee should be paid when you make book.

    I am a member of IAM and our union does not deduct from new hire full time mechanics until after they make book. Then it’s a 500 dollar fee and back dues taken out in payments....
  14. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    0$ paychecks? Sounds like the contract went through, and all these new guys are now being paid on performance/load quality
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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2018
  15. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    So....sounds like this issue hasn't beeen fixed yet? How many new hires no called today?
  16. The company is writing up temps for what? And representing "a lot of" temps? The company is just glad to have a body there at peak and I've seen a temp driver driving when stoned out on drugs of unknown origin, admitted to it, and they moved the temp driver to a golf cart position!
    Come on. No temp has ever been written up here for anything. They just quit calling them in for work if they dont want them back and since they dont have seniority they go away.
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  17. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

  18. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Not mine, but it needed immortalizing.

    This exactly. The company is desperate for anything with a pulse. We've gone through dozens of people in the last couple months. (Which for my little center, is a lot).

    We don't even fire them when they show up two or three days a week! Just be glad they showed, and give them work, I guess.
  19. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    if your going to use the highway you got to pay the toll
  20. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    You represent these people

    How about quit trying to blame and

    Get it fixed for them?
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