Teamster Legal Services

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by oneanddone, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. PT Crazy

    PT Crazy Active Member

    Say bye bye to half of your pension.
  2. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    I’m out west and have used the services for my divorce. Any questions PM me.
  3. Mooseknuckle

    Mooseknuckle Active Member

    The legal service is good but, you still need to make sure you get the best lawyer for your situation.
  4. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Mine has offered a legal benefit for decades.
  5. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I used the benefit when my ex took me back to court, got a great firm I still use today for stuff. They gave me a set amount off the top and a discount for hours over the allotment. Well worth it, just do your due diligence and make sure you get a good lawyer/firm.
  6. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Wow! are not all-knowing about. Odd. Lol.
  7. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    I have. My divorce was amicable. We just needed the lawyer to draft the documents and submit to the court.
  8. At which point in the process do you know you got a "good lawyer/firm"?
  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    I've heard of Local's doing that, just don't know of any.

    My Local would never consider it.
  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Have used legal services for several things over the years. The attorneys were always free.
  11. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    We have it out here not sure how it works. I looked into it 1 time I thought I remembered it saying it would help with divorce if everyone agrees so if you guys not in agreement maybe no help.
  12. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    You can use it for almost anything. I did when we bought our house (no charge), my kid got a speeding ticket (no charge) and divorce stuff after the fact (charged at a discounted rate once the set amount they give you was used up). It's a nice benefit to have.
  13. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    "My" local does. Often times you are better off securing your own attorney. (Not a slam on Teamsters but on the lawyer in our area).
  14. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    If you don’t like or cannot find an acceptable attorney in your area. Any attorney can represent you under the plan if they fill out the teamsters legal paperwork.
  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Why not?....does your Local perceive a liability in doing so???
  16. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Yes- I have gotten reimbursed a few times. Probably could have included that in previous post.
  17. Rack em

    Rack em 2018 Brown Cafe Fantasy Football Champion

    Agreed. I have multiple coworkers who have gone through a divorce and used our union lawyer and they say he is not easy to work with for a divorce. He is good at handling other things, but not divorce. So to the OP, get some feedback from your coworkers if they have used the lawyer/firm for a divorce and see if they have positive things to say. If not, then shop around for a lawyer who will get the job done right.
  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    That's exactly why.

    Someone doesn't like the outcome of their case, and tries to blame the Local.
  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Kinda like they do with our pension and health and welfare benefits???

    Does your Local run the American Income Life Insurance scam on your members like mine does every year???

  20. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    My Local has had members try sue over panel decisions.