Union Dues

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by doodoo brown, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. doodoo brown

    doodoo brown Member

    How much can the union take out of your check if you owe arrears in dues. For example if it was 400.00 can they take that all at once?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think your best bet would be to call the local and work out a payment plan.
  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I am behind also, and they take out two per month.
  4. Kis124

    Kis124 Member

    I was behind due to an injury..I called them and they took $10 a week till it was paid
  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    As long as this is about union dues I would like to add that I hate being a steward the month after an increase in pay because a lot of people bust my chops like I get the money
  6. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Can I bust your chops too, mine just went up also....:happy-very:
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    On a related note, we should all make sure that we are taking advantage of the tax deduction for union dues (if you itemize).
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Just what are "your chops" ?? I checked the medical books and can't find that body part. :happy2:
  9. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    You forgot to check your slang dictionary.
  10. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    I think your chops are located right next to your craw. People are always getting their chops busted, and getting stuff stuck in their craw.
  11. jalnar

    jalnar Member

    Why did you not take a withdrawl? Its only 50 cents
  12. Fullhouse

    Fullhouse Member

    I am currently helping a driver right now with this problem. He was out 6 months for an off the job injury. He returned back several weeks ago and the local is doubling he dues each week till he is caught up. I suggested ththat he write a letter to the Executive Board and ask to have his back dues waived. This may work in your Local. I use to sit on our Executive Board several years ago and this was common practice. Be sure when you write the letter that you include the dates that you were out. In our Local they take in account the amount of days you worked in the month before you were injured and the amount of days you work in the month that you returned. Just get intouch with your BA for info or just call the hall. Also let them know if it was an "off" or "on" the job injury. Off the job injuries usally garner more sympather from E Boards because of the difference workmans comp and short term disability. Just my past experience.
  13. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Very good advice. First things first. ALWAYS put in a withdrawal card when you get injured. If you dont, and the local doesnt know youre off work, you will rack up delinquent dues as the program "TITAN" does not know youre off work and it will continue to try and make deductions from your paycheck automatcally.

    Its the employees responsibility to notify the local is you are to be off work for any long period of time.

    Write a letter to the EBOARD and personally deliver it to the local. Ask that it be presented to the EBOARD at their next meeting. The EBOARD will vote on it and normally, they waived the back dues in that instance.

    If you are part time, explain that the back dues will be a hardship on you and your family.

    They will be waived.

  14. johnoh6

    johnoh6 New Member

    Yes them greedy bastard wiil get it all they dont care about you just your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  15. hypocrisy

    hypocrisy Banned

    Yes each Local has their own procedures for collecting arrearages and for temporary withdrawal due to injury or sickness. It was very frustrating as a Steward to have someone disappear for months at a time without any communication and then return to find a bill from the Union waiting to be paid. Stewards, nor the Union, aren't required to baby sit and it's up to the Member to contact the hall to determine what should action should be taken. Oftentimes Unions have access to services and organizations that will help Teamster members if the work absence is a hardship on their family too.