Seasonal hire union member

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by SammyShore69, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. SammyShore69

    SammyShore69 New Member

    I recently got hired a few weeks ago as a seasonal driver helper for UPS. I was also forced to join a union in order to be hired. Being in a union protects me from being fired without good reason, yet being a seasonal driver helper I can get fired on the spot for no reason at all. My term of employment will end most likely after Christmas, or a few weeks after. The union started taking money right away from me on my first check. Will the union be of any use to me or am I just being robbed and ask for a refund after my employment is terminated?
     
  2. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    highway robbery
     
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  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You accepted a union job. If you don't like it then go work somewhere else.
     
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  4. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Active Member

    No you weren't.
     
  5. Make sure you ask for a withdrawal card when you are done working here.
     
  6. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    They don't go out of their way to make it known; but, upon request, my local will refund excess "dues" deductions from helpers.
     
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  7. SammyShore69

    SammyShore69 New Member

    I suspected I was being stole from considering unions dont take money until 40 days of employment(they couldnt wait that long because I would already be done with the job) and I really was forced or I wouldnt be hired.
     
  8. Who forced you to take the job? Your mommy? It's like a semi driver bitching that they have to get a cdl to drive a semi.
     
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  9. SammyShore69

    SammyShore69 New Member

    Either you need to go back and read the OP or stick your thumb up your bum. Just do both.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I say you quit. That will really show them!!

    It sucks that you are paying union dues as a seasonal but I'm sure that was told to you when you took the job. So now you're on a website complaining about it. Maybe you should call the local and express your displeasure.
     
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  11. SammyShore69

    SammyShore69 New Member

    I was also promised more than 4 hours of work a day, but that is a whole separate issue with UPS. At the moment, I just wanted to confirm that the union was/is stealing from me. I'll give it more time and see if the behavior keep up.
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    How is it stealing if you were informed of it before you were hired. I think you need to look up the definition of stealing.

    Enjoy being a helper.
     
  13. SammyShore69

    SammyShore69 New Member

    Union dues arent to be paid until after a certain amount of time. As a seasonal helper with 4 hours a day and the union taking money WEEKLY ( not even monthly and not to mention the other deduction) my pay is a joke. I bust my ass and there is people sitting at home collecting considerably more from unemployment than I am working. Maybe you forgot what it's like.
     
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  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    If you feel they are taking them in mistake then call the local.

    I haven't forgotten anything. I was PT and broke for 9 years.
     
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  15. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    You're being robbed. You might be able to get refunded. Maybe. But idk. In my building we have seasonals that paid the initiation fee last year and the union is taking it out again this year.
     
  16. cosmo1

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

    Just get fired already, and leave us alone.
     
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  17. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Every store, factory, fast food joint and mini mart in my area is hiring. Why a UPS helper position for pennies on the dollar?
     
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  18. SammyShore69

    SammyShore69 New Member

    I like how every single driver has a "I dont give a :censored2: , they wont fire me" attitude. Its also nice not having someone breathe down your neck every second of the day, god knows ive done enough of those jobs. Bow stay on topic.
     
  19. lovelyleo

    lovelyleo New Member

    Seasonal help can join the union??? That’s a new one
     
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  20. No.
     
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