What is the "INIT" fee charged on payroll?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Livin the Dream?, May 15, 2009.

  1. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    I asked in my center, they said they thought it was union dues. I then showed them, no, there is the "Union Dues" line. They then looked at me & said "They Would Work On That" (guess that came back to bite me)

    Any ideas?
  2. upser_J

    upser_J New Member

    if u could scan the check, black out stuff u don't want people to see, it could help out
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Fore Runner Staff Member

    Obvious response is "Initiation Fees" for Union.
    Did you join the Union recently or go from Part-time to Full-time?
  4. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Nope, still in the black-hole, unqualified, part time cover driver netherworld.

    INIT FEE, under deductions, is ALWAYS $25, regardless of paycheck.

    UNION DUES is always $40, regardless of paycheck

    INIT FEE and UNION DUES never both show on the same paycheck.

    UNION DUES have been 8% of my gross pay so far this year. INIT FEES have been an additional $175 this year.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Fore Runner Staff Member

    Holy sheet! Part-timers get ripped off!!!!
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I agree with Hoax. You're in the union now. Congratulations!
  7. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    Please. Just shoot me.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Be careful what you wish for, there are probably a couple of people on here willing to do just that....:wink2:
  9. evilleace

    evilleace Member

    I would think Initiation Dues but you have been an employee for awhile so my thinking is htey screwed up and are taking the initiation fee out over and over again. Talk to your steward or your BA see what they say.
  10. Livin the Dream?

    Livin the Dream? Disillusioned UPSer

    They say "We get right on that". Since October.
  11. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Initiation dues is right, I think initiation is like $250
    so you're almost there.
  12. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Livin, have you thought about filing a greivance for pay issues? (not sure of the article in the contract.) UPS has the responsibility to make sure your pay is correct. You have pointed this out to your management team and your steward, but maybe a greivance might get the ball rolling to get the problem fixed, especially if you file for back pay. Not sure if this would work or not, but it might get someones attention a little faster.

  13. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    call the union hall. keep calling until someone answers your question.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Fore Runner Staff Member

    Now that's funny!

    Like that's going to happen. Union Initiation fee being grieved and the Union will have to return the money.
    Still laughing over this one!
  15. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    That's really not the point of the grievance. The point would be to get someone to actually find out what the fee is for. At this time it's just spec of what it is for. Right?
  16. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    If you're bouncing back & forth between part-time inside work at a low wage, and "full-time" cover driver at a higher wage, this is probably the result. Dues should be based on your wage rate, but which one? Maybe your local has a lesser or no initiation fee for part-time, and you've now worked enough "full-time" cover driving to be required to pay a full-time initiation fee. When you call the union office, are you talking to someone specifically in the dues department? Forget the stewards/agents/reps on this, it's not their forte. What's your local? 773? Did you talk to or better yet, email Lisa? Maybe try the meeting sunday.
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Fore Runner Staff Member

    spec ? ... I need more information as to what spec stands for before I answer.

    PS. Just being a smartazz anyway
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Main Entry:spec·u·la·tion Pronunciation: \ˌspe-kyə-ˈlā-shən\ Function:noun Date:14th century : an act or instance of speculating: as a: assumption of unusual business risk in hopes of obtaining commensurate gain
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Fore Runner Staff Member

    INIT is to SPEC
    GOOBER is to ???? :funny:

    jk ... having fun.
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    to living the benefits are great dream

    jk...me too