job insurance

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by upsman2940, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    How many of you have job insurance?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The best way to ensure that your job is secure is by doing the best that you can within the guidelines established by your employer.
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I do not have job insurance. I wouldn't work for an employer that fired me, or wanted to fire me.
  4. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    You are absolutely correct by saying that. But the fact remains that ups has made the smallest of infractions the stepping stones to termination. I was just wondering if y'all had heard of it. We have obtained it. And it gives us a piece of mind knowing that they can fire us but I will be able to care for my family until I get to the panel. It takes 8/9 months for a termination to be heard.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How much do you pay per month for job insurance?
  6. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .....and hope your employer doesn't have people in management who feel the need to:

    -force themselves and their philosophies and ideals upon you,
    -teach you lessons,
    -impart their prejudices upon you,
    -act out their inflated ego upon you,
    -patronize you and,
    -direct their suppressed anger, hate and bitterness upon you.

    other than this, you should be okay.
  7. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    50 per month pays 850 a week for up to 1 year! You have to be a dues paying member.
  8. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Your wasting $50 month.

    I would suspect there is a lot of fine print. Like you need to be out of work 30 or 60 days before you can start collecting. You most likely can't collect if you quit. If you collect unemployment you probably can't collect the full amount. Probably only the difference, ETC.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  9. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    Yep might be till I need it!
  10. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    You start collecting on 8 th day! Good luck getting unemployment! They have been fighting it hard. The insurance company understands the difference between what ups calls dishonesty and what the word actually means. We have 3 fired for that and they received their first check on the 8th day paid from the first day of termination. Just a piece of mind. Obviously it depends on your situation. I don't sell it and was just wondering if it was something y'all knew about.
  11. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Don't need it never have never will. Do your job the right way and there isn't going to be a problem.

    Also we make $30 hr you should have a nest egg built up in case of an emergency. However I do understand that there are some people that never can never make enough money because it burns :censored2: in there pocket.
  12. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

    The sun must be always shining on your center!
  13. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    THE TEAMSTERS and the CONTRACT THEY NEGOTIATED should be our job insurance, and your dues should more than cover the cost!!!

    There's something wrong with the Teamsters doing a poor job defending jobs and the integrity of a swift, fair grievance process, and then making up for the delays by letting you pay additional money to fix what shouldn't be broken in the first place.
  14. upsman2940

    upsman2940 New Member

  15. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Any steward with half a brain should have this insurance. This can be one nasty place to work if you are on the front lines being a steward.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    So I assume that you have yet to sign up for a policy?
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    TOS has half a brain!!
  18. chuchu

    chuchu Guest

    A termination hearing is to happen (per the contract) within 10 days...for a local hearing anyway.

    Do you have a phone number or web site for this insurance? Like to check it out. Working "within the guidelines established by your employer" doesn't keep ANYONE from being fired unjustly and some have been fired to cover up managements' mistakes. Did they get their job back? Yeah, but they didn't get back pay because some (with kids in college, etc) can't afford to keep losing money waiting for the panel. That is why the insurance is important UPSTATE.....doing a good job doesn't mean that you can't be fired for stupid infractions that aren't pre-meditated. That is why we have ID numbers instead of just a name ... at "the bottom of the food chain".
  19. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Job insurance/ private unemployment insurance isn't worth it. Unless you plan on getting fired soon and or frequently. Just like all insurance the way it works and how much you pay for it depends on the state you live in.

    Life insurance is important if you have a family, car insurance is important and the law, home owner insurance is important and required if you have a mortgage. Private unemployment insurance is a waste of money.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We have employee ID #'s because there have been cases of identity theft from supervisors and fellow employees "borrowing" Social Security numbers. We had one in my center.