Increase in union dues

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by HardknocksUPSer, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Was checking on UPSers and noticed a additional .50 cent was being taken out of each paycheck, no major deal, just wonder why .50 cent increase in dues is being taken out without a raise? I assume it's more of a local thing more than anything, ideas? How often does this kind of thing happen? I assume the union can do it anytime they want to. I am unfortunately however in a RTW state. Thanks.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    .50 cent is not the same as $.50 or 50 cents.
  3. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Dave you obviously know what I'm referring to, now please attempt to give me a straight forward Anwser or leave the thread.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Fair enough-----I have no idea what the .50 cent, $.50 or 50 cents dues increase is for.
  5. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Lmao, you actually made a funny :D
  6. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    When we got our raise in August. The dues went up also. Happens every raise. You must have just noticed.
  7. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    I didn't get a raise, I haven't worked for UPS long enough to receive a raise, I have been here about a year now, however I was hired as a seasonal, therefore some of that time doesn't count. Thanks.
  8. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Ask your steward.
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  9. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    Nice racist overtones there Dave. Classy as always.
  10. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Give it a rest Rufus.
  11. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    My steward doesn't give two :censored2:s, however I took your advice and asked and he had no idea why it would have or why it did go up. I can't even get my steward to update the 5 year old seniority list.
  12. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Sounds like a shoe in for FT management
  13. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    He's against management but a lousy steward, I believe I could do a better job honestly.
  14. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    You get what's called an "assessment" taken out once a month in my local and I'm guessing yours too. It's exactly $.50 a month.
  15. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    What exactly is the "assessment"? Any idea? Thanks for valuable input!
  16. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    From Wikipedia 'Union Dues' page:

    "Assessments are generally one-time-only payments made by the union member to the union to cover a special program or activity. These special programs may or may not be ongoing, and may or may not operate for a limited time or in a limited fashion."

    I'm not sure what it is for in your local or mine honestly. I'm sure if you called your local and asked they could give you an explanation of it. I never worried about it for $26 a year, but I don't blame you for wondering.
  17. Anthonysg0113

    Anthonysg0113 Active Member

    Then I would contact your local. I keep mine on speed dial. Ask one of your senior pt's, or a driver. If you wanted to know bad enough, you'll find out.
  18. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    OK Mr Grammer Queen,
    It's shoo in.
  19. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

  20. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member