How can this be? Union dues issue

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Billy Boxtosser, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Are union dues not supposed to be 2.5 times your pay rate?

    I transferred last year from Cleveland, OH to Maine. Here in ME I was given a set amount to be paid for union dues. An example (I don't have the exact amounts here) was if you made $12 or lower you pay XX amount, between $12.01 and $18 you pay XX amount, and any pay rate over $18.01 is $64.

    In Ohio, my buddy, who started the same month as me and is at the exact same pay rate as me, $21+, is only paying $52 a month whereas I am paying $64 a month, which is nearly 3 times my hourly rate!! I'm paying $144 a year more for what seems to be LESS representation here. The crazy part is that the guy who only makes $18 is paying almost 3.5 times his hourly rate!!

    Someone enlighten me on this!!!
  2. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Several years ago Hoffa raised the minimum dues as set by the IBT Constitution to 2.5 times your hourly rate. However any Local Union Exectutive Board can raise their own Local's dues as high as they can get a way with.

    The confusing details are all in IBT Constitution Article X, Section 3 available here . . .
  3. packageguy

    packageguy Well-Known Member

    I did not beleive it to I read it myself, wow
  4. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    It varies from local to local. Mine is 3x my hourly rate per month.
  5. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    My rate is zero per hourly rate per month.
  6. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Salt isn't good for the wound, ya know.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I'm sure you will be bragging about your "Teamster pension" in a few years though