Stewards Exempt from Paying Union Dues?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by The Son of Sam, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. I H8 TRUMP!!!

    I H8 TRUMP!!! Active Member

    Does anyone know of shop stewards in any locals not paying union dues?

    I just found out that some locals don't charge their stewards union dues. What kind of crap is that? I'm a steward and pay my dues.
  2. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I know ours doesn't. The running joke is he took the position so he could avoid paying them.
  3. alwaysRTS

    alwaysRTS Shop Steward

    I pay dues. In some Locals if you're elected as a steward your dues are typically paid by the Local. Where I am we are appointed, we don't go through the election process.
  4. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    We pay in our local
  5. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    We pay in our Local.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are locals that either don't charge stewards or refund their dues.

    Anyone who becomes steward to simply get out of paying dues is doing it for the wrong reason.
  7. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    We do not pay dues here
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Retirees don't pay union dues anywhere.
  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Do you not understand the importance, of Locals maintaining their

    autonomy from the IBT ?

    Worry about what goes on in your Local.... not mine.

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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He does have a point.

    Much like it appears that UPS has individual franchises across the country, each with their own set of operating procedures, IBT locals should be the same whether you are in Potsdam, NY, or Los Angeles, CA.
  11. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Self governance.... is one of the most important tenets, Locals enjoy.

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  12. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    It would seem that "autonomy" wasn't much of a priority in the last UPS contract negotiations, and was completely circumvented by Art. XII sec VI of the IBT Constitution.
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  13. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    87 bucks a month to answer tons of phone calls when you should be spending time raising your kids making your wife happy doing things that need to be done around the house let alone finding hobbies that every man or women need to stay sane. Much less not even getting into the door at work without getting questions that are repeatedly asked over and over again sometimes being asked questions while you are taking a piss or crap and defending members even though you will feel the repercussions.

    Yea anyone doing this for the $87bucks is nutz
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  14. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    And dude either you have been around for a minute and are in your twenties with about 4 years as a teamster under your belt or you are a troll you are completely clueless.
  15. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Tdu sucks. See why
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    They do not pay in my local. In exchange for that, they go to regular meetings and spend time on the phone off the clock. For what they do, I think covering their dues is the least we can do.
  17. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Same here and the $87/mo doesn't come close to compensating us for all the time we spend off the clock. It is a symbolic gesture and a show of appreciation from the local.

    Our alternates do pay their own dues.
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  18. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Other that ignorance why would someone start a thread like this one other than to troll?
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2015
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If the alternate has to step in are their dues refunded while they are on the job?
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  20. LagunaBrown

    LagunaBrown Well-Known Member

    Elected stewards don't pay but alternates do here...... I was an alternate for 8 years and it was a great apprenticeship. I'm thankful for all the wisdom the elected stewards gave me but most of all for their time. Now my dues are covered but whether you pay or not I want to say hats off to all of you that put the time in for the members........ It is a thankless job and very time consuming. I know we don't always agree here but I respect anyone that actually does the job instead of the peanut gallery and internet Heroes that love to comment but have no skin in the game.
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