Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by preload_lady, May 22, 2008.
hi everyone, I was just wondering if union dues are paid by seasonal employees?
I dont think they are
Yes, seasonal employees pay dues.
that seems odd that they have seasonals pay dues when theres a chance that they may not be hired on to a permanent position...does anyone know why they have to pay them?
I don't think you are right, Big. You have to sign up for the union and if you don't you don't pay dues.
I am P/T and I pay dues but only because I am a Union member and float on the extra board at the hall. In my local, you have to get so many days in and then pay the initial fees and then you are a member of the union and as such must pay union dues. I have never seen anyone that is not a member of the union pay the dues. Then you would also get a reciept for your dues and there would be union meetings......if not I think something sound strange.
They pay dues....
In our local, if you are a seasonal employee, you cannot join and thus won't pay dues until you obtain your seniority and become a regular employee
This must be a regional issue. Up here, casual employees pay dues and are eligible for health & welfare and union pension. This does not apply to driver's helpers during Christmas.
A lot will depend on where you live. I know here you dont pay dues at all if you wish not to join the union (right to work state). Even if you do sign a card to join, it doesnt start until you have reached seniority.
As Florida is a "right to work" state, technically you dont have to join the union and by law they must "represent" you just as much as a union member. This is how i understand it from an ex-steward at least. Funny thing is though, the union starts taking dues out of your first check and maybe, if you're lucky, and the stars align just right under a full moon, the current shop steward might pop in and get your John Hancock to allow them to "start" paying dues. More than likely, this will be the last time you see him till an anual meeting. Grievences are rarely filed and sups work in every position imaginable every day. Id say the union here is a joke, but for my $50 a month, i find it tough to summon the slightest chuckle.
This is a state issue. if the state allows the union to make all employees even temps pay due, then they will. most states only allow the union to charges dues to employees that are part of the union.
They don't pay dues in my state.They have to join after gaining senority.
here at local 728, you are not obligated to join the union. we are in the state of georgia. as per our by-laws, until you reach your seniority date (30 days) you are not eligible to join the union any ways. hope this helps
In my area they have to pay the initiation fee (450.00 ). UPS will start the peak newbies about 1 hour or a little more a night. They get a paycheck for about 5 bucks a week for the first 2 weeks and they are upset and quit.
75% of the time they are not paid by seasonal employees because you are TEMP
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