Union Dues start after 3 years... over $1000 owed in back-pay

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Broady, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Broady

    Broady New Member

    So on my last two checks I started receiving union dues and my initiation fee, and this is the first time this has happened in about three years of working for the ups union. I had no idea they we not withdrawing my union dues because this is the first union I have been in. If my calculations are correct I owe near 1000$. They have been withdrawing 17$ a month starting now, and almost 100$ total out for my initiation fee which it should stop now because I believe it is only 100$ for that. Anyways 17$ a month plus what I should be paying, (near 7$ a week) will take me 8-1/2 years to pay off! Is there anything I can do about this or am I just screwed?
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  3. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Go to the hall and write them a check for back dues.
  4. Broady

    Broady New Member

    This was contemplated.
  5. cosmo1

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


    BTW, you don't work for the union.
  6. Broady

    Broady New Member

    As well as this, but that would leave me to almost broke.
  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You looking to make ups a career?
  8. Broady

    Broady New Member

    No, I am currently attending college so hopefully I will be out of UPS in a few years.
  9. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I work for the Teamsters. Just happen to be farmed out to UPS at the moment.
  10. LagunaBrown

    LagunaBrown Well-Known Member

    We all paid it. You don't want a free ride do you?
  11. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Then don't worry about it.
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  13. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    As hard as it is to believe, you were "unaware"....

    Have you been notified by your Local, of their intent to collect ?

    Hold on guys....

    It sounds like he is on checkoff, and it could be the company's fault.

    If the OP responds further.... more advice will ensue.

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  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    When that happened here, with no fault of the member, the local gave them a break. Call the local, they may be able to give you partial credit for some of that time. They may not be going all the way back to your beginning.
  15. Broady

    Broady New Member

    I was not notified by anyone, they just now started taking money out of my paycheck. I am not sure what checkoff is, but I am pretty young and like I said this is my first union and I had no idea about these dues. It is not my fault they did not charge me since the start.
  16. Broady

    Broady New Member

    I will have to try that on Monday, thanks.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Dues checkoff" is when you authorize the union to have the company take the money right out of your check. There are some old timers that prefer to write a check to the union every month.

    You need to call or stop by your union local to get this straightened out. The last thing you want is to bring home a check with $0 for the "net pay" amount.
  18. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    @Broady, what is your job with UPS?
  19. Broady

    Broady New Member

    They are only taking it monthly right now.
  20. Broady

    Broady New Member

    Package Handler