when will union dues start to be taking out my check?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by dcdude, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. dcdude

    dcdude New Member

    i have been working as a preloader in my fourth month and was told several things bout when union dues be taken out. the first time was when hired that it will be taken out in a month. but it never happened so i asked a superviser and they said i was hired under peak season that it wouldnt come out. so now im wondering how long before they will start taking it out my check?
  2. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Have you signed a dues checkoff authorization form? UPS can only take dues automatically out of someone's check if the Local Union adds that someone to the monthly list the Union sends UPS. In effect, the Union "bills" the employees, and UPS withholds the money from all of their checks and remits it to the Union. But the Union and UPS must have your permission first.

    Dues are taken out monthly or weekly usually starting after thirty days. You will probably owe back dues (and the Initiation Fee) if you have fallen through the cracks thus far.

    Initiation Fee gets paid first, then back dues and then current dues. The Union will probably have $25 or so withheld from each weekly check until you are caught up.

    If you are in one of the 22 Right-To-Work States, you don't have to join the Union or pay Initiation Fees or dues. Maybe that's why dues haven't been deducted?