Payroll Deduction labeled "DRIVE"

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by peacock, May 24, 2013.

  1. peacock

    peacock New Member

    Anyone know what this payroll deduction is for? I show the following deductions on my paychecks: 401K, United Way'13, UnionDue and Drive. The first three make sense, but what is Drive? It started in April.
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "Democrat Republican Independant Voter Education"
    It is the Teamsters favorite charity for Liberal politicians.
    Maybe you signed some card without reading it?
  3. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    Democrat Independent Voter Education.
  4. Buck Fifty

    Buck Fifty New Member

    Just give a dollar. Its only a dollar. I give 2... pat,pat,pat.....
  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    I heard it takes an act of GOD to get rid of it.
  6. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Not really take a copy of your pay stub circle the Drive deduction and give to your HR person and tell them to stop it. It a voluntary deduction that you had to sign a card in the first place to start it.
  7. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You have to go down to your Local to withdraw from it. You will get the third degree over wanting out of it too. The lady told me that I was "A greedy UPS driver for not wanting to donate money to the DNC." Her exact words.
  8. Gumby

    Gumby *

    I went to my local about 5 years ago and said I had enough of this D.I.V.E crap!!Yes I knows its DRIVE but it should be called DIVE!!....Give me the form and about 20 more for the rest of my co-workers. We all opted out.!!!!!
  9. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Payroll Deduction labeled "DRIVE"

    If you give 5 bucks a week you get a sweet satin jacket with your local on it.
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Payroll Deduction labeled "DRIVE"

    I got what we called a "$52 Hat" when I joined, a dollar a week got you a black ball cap with "DRIVE" embroidered across the front.

    That was the only time I donated anything to any type of political organization. They are all scum as far as I am concerned, I will never give another penny to any politician.
  11. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Well-Known Member

    It really took an act of God to get
    mine stopped..
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Now that I'm retired, they need to get it from someone else. Might as well be you.:happy-very:
  13. Harry Manback

    Harry Manback Robot Extraordinaire

    Enjoy your retirement Cosmo, you've earned it.
  14. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    D.R.I.V.E is the Teamsters Political Action Committee, and the only your voluntary contributions go toward political activities not your dues (wait, that's not what Hannity told me!). Read up on Teamster history and you will see that they supported candidates from all different parties, including Republicans. Same as the NRA giving money to Democrats Begich, Heitcamp, Baucus, & Pryor for voting NO on the latest incarnation of an assault weapons ban (Reid did too but only for procedural reasons). The criteria is support for Labor & that's you.

    If you don't want to give, that's fine, but you should be asking the candidates you give money to why they aren't helping you by supporting labor isssues. Support for the working man is at it's lowest level ever in this Country since we outlawed slavery so I would encourage everyone to give something to DRIVE because we need our voice to be heard. Sure, it happens to flow to mostly Democrats now but they usually only pay lipservice to Labor because more comes from other special interest groups. If we were the fat cow giving lots of milk any Party wanting some of that cash would be putting our issues on the front burner.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Perhaps we should start a fund to help supplement our retirees income.
  16. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    you ain't kidding. it took me months. phone calls etc. etc. I gave for about 5 years until they started ignoring my questions thru letters. but they stopped ignoring me when I wanted to quit contributing. then they spent all their time trying to change my mind.

    typical political org. that likes to spend your money. "just give and shut up" is their motto.
  17. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    you would be better off speaking to your local representative to congress and asking them what their stand is towards labor. if you like it and check their voting record then sure write out a check to their campaign for $50-100. Give directly but not to DIVE. It's wasted money down a bottomless drain.
  18. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I went from a buck a week to 3. Whatever.
  19. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Hey, Dave, I will always defend your right to your opinions. Shoot, sometimes I even agree with you!

    But, take a second or two after you finish typing and before you hit reply to read what you wrote. I don't believe I asked for anything.
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I would have said....."The DNC already gets plenty of money from you guys so I think they'll be ok without mine."