UPS taking my union dues three weeks straight!!!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by GoLouisvilleCards, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. GoLouisvilleCards

    GoLouisvilleCards New Member

    I started working at UPS near the end of August i already payed my union initiation fees but now i have started paying union dues. I have paid union dues three weeks in a row now. When will these old union dues be paid off is my question because it seems never ending?
  2. UPSwife0174

    UPSwife0174 Member

    For your sake, I hope this is a joke....
  3. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    As long as you're employed and in the union the dues will be taken.

    I really hope this is a joke though. [​IMG]
  4. GoLouisvilleCards

    GoLouisvilleCards New Member

    I know they will be taken every month but they are taking them every week for three weeks straight. I was wondering when they stopped taking them every week?
  5. laffter

    laffter Active Member

    File a grievance with the union against the union.
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Any chance you owe back dues and that's the reason why they took out dues 3 weeks in a row?
  7. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member


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  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Here, they take them out 4 weeks every month at a 1/4 of the rate. If they are taking out more than that, call your local and ask them.

    PS We must be in a good mood today, we are taking it easy on you.
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  9. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Really? Here, dues come out of the 2nd paycheck of the month.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    People were saying they'd rather have $20+/month taken out 4 times than $80+ once. They liked the more consistent paychecks.
  11. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief


    Drivers cough up a lot in dues. I pay $26 once a month.

    The dues don't hurt my pockets much, but that initiation fee was a mother :censored2:ing bitch.
  12. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    yeah that makes sense.
    I pay $51 a month...
  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Now you know a little what divorce feels like.
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  14. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I pay 20$ a week.
  15. Brownslave688

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

    Yeah $85 isn't a ton but it's enough that you definitely notice it when you look at the check.
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ours are $96/month. Glad we can write them off on our taxes.

    I like the idea of taking 1/4 of the dues per month every week for the PTers.
  17. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Ask your steward what the initiation fees go towards compared to the normal Union fees.

    I tried finding out and nobody seems to know.
  18. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    I pay $91 a month taken out the first pay check of the month.

    I'm thinking that they are taken out the OP initiation fees every week and one week they take out the OP union dues instead of initiation fees..
  19. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    I chalked it up to an initial membership fee, like at a BJs or Sam's Club if you're familiar with wholesale stores like that. Pay that large initial fee to become a member, and then continue to pay smaller, less substantial sums at regular intervals to maintain your membership.

    That's just the typical BS I always figure about initiation fees for any kind of thing. They found a cash cow and learned how to milk it, is all.

    Yep, yep, if I remember correctly I had to pay retroactive initiation dues every week until I was caught up to the couple hundred that it was (I'm think $250 for some reason?). $50 out of every paycheck, including the second week of the month where they also were taking out dues.

    It was pretty :censored2:ty, tbh. I had a manager that super looked out for me when that happened, though, and that was awesome. Dude definitely earned a loyal employee for life after that BS. That doesn't apply to all the supes I work with/for, though, that's for sure.
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  20. Lol

    Lol Member

    This happened to me also! They took two weeks worth of dues. If it happens again. Watch.
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