Union Dues Taken Out

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Casca, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Casca

    Casca Member

    The recent happenings in Wisc bring up an interesting point...Can Union members opt not to have their dues, initiation etc taken out of their pay and instead pay it at the Union hall each month ?......I dont see how UPS was conned into doing a Union deductions all these years.....
  2. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    You can pay dues and Initiation Fees at the Union hall if you choose. The option of having the monies automatically deducted from your paycheck and remitted to the Union (called Dues Checkoff) is a negotiated feature described in Article 3, Section 3.
  3. Casca

    Casca Member

    Thanks, I must have missed that announcement and posting at work..
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    It's the same concept as Payroll Tax deductions ... inevitable death and taxes by 52 stabs a year.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I don't see as how UPS was "conned" but rather that they are making it easier for both the Union and the members by deducting our dues monthly and forwarding them to the Union. We had a couple of drivers who opted out of payroll deduction and paid their dues themselves but I know that if I would be sure to forget to do this.
  6. Casca

    Casca Member

    I feel much better having Uncle Parcel watch my money !
  7. 1timepu

    1timepu Member

    I think nobody should have anything deducted from their paycheck, maybe we would get more people upset with how much they pay in taxes and dues.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is a valid point--if we had to write a check once a year rather than having it taken out of our check weekly I think most of us would be shocked at just how much we pay in taxes and would work toward reducing those taxes.