Little back story... I started Oct. 4th in Hunt Valley and went to the new Aberdeen hub Oct 25th. Since switching to the Aberdeen hub, we don't have a union steward due to illness. I have been calling our local and being told each time that no one is in the office to assist but to leave a voicemail or they will have someone call back...this been going on for over a week. My issue is that every seasonal hire that was being kept on was told to meet with HR for our badges and to be terminated and re-hired as a non-seasonal. We were told we are being terminated for Tues Jan 14th but effective Sat Jan 11th and had to redo an application online resubmitting deposit info and w-2 info. Then rehire date also changes with this whole process. HR stated this effectively resets our hire date as well as the seniority date so resetting our eligibility dates for any leave but wouldn't answer if that also reset our eligibility date for health benefits or the 3.5hr of guarantee pay. I had paid all of my initiation dues for the union the week before Christmas. Since the beginning of the month I have had to ask for my 3.5hrs on the days when we only worked for 2.5hrs before sending us all home with supervisors saying I didn't qualify since I wasn't in the union until I showed them I have been in the union for a while. Pretty much all of Nov and Dec I was already having to go to supervisors every week showing that my time card is wrong since I wasn't getting paid for the correct start time so getting pay wrong has been an ongoing issue at this location. The big question I have is due to this termination/rehire fiasco, does my date for health benefits restart and does the 3.5hr guaranteed pay restart? Also I have other people in the hub asking me if the 3.5hr is only after fully paying initiation dues or once they start paying them? Do voluntary Saturdays count for the 3.5hrs or even the mandatory ones? Sorry for the length but not having a steward in the new hub is really making things harder considering the majority working there are new and the few that have been around for awhile don't have any answers since this hasn't happened before.