So if a PTer has 29 dollars or whatever the amount is taken from his paycheck every week for a few weeks, but is then fired, will that money be forfeit even though he was never even eligible for union protection? If you ask me union dues and even the initiation fee shouldn't be relevant until after the probationary period. I know technically PTers are covered by the contract and subject to some of the same protections, but it still doesn't sit right with me. I also know every building has different payment procedures, so I'm curious to know what you guys have to say about initiation fees and when they're paid. Not trying to ruffle any feathers, just something I've been wondering about.