When are initiation fee over?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Puggy, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Puggy

    Puggy Member

    When are initiation fee over?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When your balance is zero.

    Resident know-it-all.
  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I believe initiation fees are $150 now? Not 100% sure.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I don't believe that every Local charges the same, so perhaps the original poster can post his job title and city so that someone who knows can answer. I would call the Local or talk to my Business Agent to get the correct answer though.
  5. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    I think for local 396 it's $200

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  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I think it's like $550 here then you get $100 back if you attend a meeting and get sworn in.
  7. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I think everybody's local is different. When I started, they took it out in 2 installments, then after I was here a while, they suspended it all together for a while to encourage part timers to join. Not sure of the status these days, however.
  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Wow,...do FTers pay a higher initiation fee than PTers? It just dawned on me that they probably do....
  9. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Here, currently FT=$100, PT=$50.
    These rates will double in a few years (I believe 2016) when the IBT approves the bylaws changes voted up in March.
    If you start PT, you don't pay any additional if/when you make FT.
  10. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Not here.
  11. Daalcaar

    Daalcaar Member

    We pay $400 initiation fee in a local here in So Cal.
  12. Nostromo

    Nostromo Member

    400! :censored2: where in SoCal?

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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  14. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Ask your local stewards or even call the union hall and see what the initiation fee's cover.

    I've never been able to get an answer here.
  15. jaker

    jaker trolling

    Wow I will ask about that , it used to be 250 but that was many moons ago

    But I will ask a steward on Monday if I remember
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    When we say they are and not a minute before.
  17. Daalcaar

    Daalcaar Member

    It was 340 when I got hired. The new hires in my sort are all paying 400 now. It went up.
  18. TheKid99

    TheKid99 Active Member

    $200 here in Michigan