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Seasonal UPS Workers Had Almost Entire Paychecks Handed Over To Union

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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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So, a temp worker has to pay the union on a temp job... what a scam, and in this case possibly an illegal one. The union decided to milk the temp employees by front-loading their BS dues in order to steal their entire paychecks. Why should a seasonal temp worker pay this organization at all?

Unions for the most part are such a scam.

boston.cbslocal.com...




BOSTON (CBS) – Sheila O’Malley of Charlestown couldn’t believe it when she opened her paycheck from her seasonal job at UPS. “I was shocked,” she told the I-Team. She worked 41 hours that week, many of them during the overnight, and ended up with just $14.52.

Sheila says she thought the union was there to make sure UPS employees got paid a fair wage for the work they perform, telling WBZ, “I thought they were supposed to protect our rights.” In this case, Sheila says she didn’t feel protected and didn’t think what happened was right.

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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Unions, socialism

same thing.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Teamsters is a for profit organization.

All they care about is that large companies get unionized. Once they are, employees arr usually obligated to be part of union, which means you must pay dues.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: infolurker


Wow. That's just plain awful.

I think you are right, American unions are just a scam. I don't know how it all went wrong, or when exactly but they always seemed to be somehow lacking compared to British ones. (That said, most of the unions here now are of the American model).

Time for a new deal for workers I think, have to do a year zero thing and start from scratch.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

This is the kind of thing that causes "workplace violence" . I would be pissed and taking it out of someones ass.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: notsure1
a reply to: infolurker

This is the kind of thing that causes "workplace violence" . I would be pissed and taking it out of someones ass.


Damn right! At the very least, I would be bricking all the windows of that union's HQ.

How the hell can an organisation that is supposed to be about worker's rights have any hand in making someone work a week for 14 bucks? It's as bad as Apple and their Chinese slave factories where the iphones get made.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: SprocketUK

Unions were an important development for the coal days when they paid you in company currency you had to use at the company store (where they jacked up prices on living essentials).

But I'd say regulation and worker rights reform have made most instances of unions obsolete.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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Right to work looks better and better.

Shouldn't have to pay socialist thugs your entire earnings.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: notsure1

I'd be union busting in the worst way possible.

My paycheck would come from the hides of these socialist scumbags.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

It's funny the people that so ardently support unions dont realize it's become a form of trickle down economics. They used the workers to influence their value to the point they dont need the workers for leverage. Their leverage with the company is paying lobbyist to secure good contracts which inevitably tends to lead to higher waged/better benefits. They're just rigging the game for corporations.
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posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
Right to work looks better and better.

Shouldn't have to pay socialist thugs your entire earnings.



My second biggest beef with unions is you typically aren't alowd to talk to management over disagreements, rather a union rep middle man's it (usually for the group).

I like to take to my employer or management for me and me alone. I'm an extreme type A and am typically one of the best at my job. I haven't called out of work in nine years.

When you build yourself employee equity, it allows you to bring more chips to the table than your boss.

That's how deals are made.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker


I remember having a chat with someone years back about a rail strike (I worked as a signalman and was a member of the RMT union at the time) Short version was he couldn't understand why our union was threatening strike action when we already had some great pay and conditions, the thing is though, unless you are unified and strong any perks you may get will be swept away by the bosses.
In my 20 years membership we stopped our pensions being grabbed, kept our overtime rates and managed to get pay rises that kept up with inflation. All for 12 quid a month out of a pay packet that was between 3 and 4k. Not a bad return.

This shower though, they seem to be running some sort of con trick.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Union thugs attacked my mom and other workers at the Palms casino years ago.

Unions are nothing more than mobs and dues are nothing more than "protection money".



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

when you sign up for a union, you are told up front what the fees are and how they are deducted.

a union isn't a foreign entity. a union is the employee. a union is only as good as the people it represents.

are there bad people in union management? of course there are. but most work hard to represent the people they serve.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: subfab

Some places union membership is mandatory.

This case is theft.

Unions are garbage.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: CriticalStinker

Union thugs attacked my mom and other workers at the Palms casino years ago.

Unions are nothing more than mobs and dues are nothing more than "protection money".


My mom's family is Italian. Some of our family members were connected in minor ways to the mafia. Keep in mind this is upstate New York, so mainly gambling and victimless crimes.

Either way, one of the prominent guys in the organization was also the district head of teamsters (one of if not the biggest unions in the country for those unfamiliar).

So yes, in many cases quite literally thugs.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Sheila just discovered socialism!

Yay Sheila!

Sorry about your money, but it went for the greater good.




posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: subfab

I don't think you realize the poison of unions in this context.

I worked for a similar logistics company for years, we were not union, which meant I went from entry level to being an operations manager in three years because I'm competitive and had good relations with upper management.

At UPS, you have to be part of the union and pay union dues. Some of the other downsides are not being able to hash things out with the boss on your own, you can't get more hours because you're more compitent, but rather seniority, and promotions are also typically siniority based and not compitents.



posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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On the other and if they took out for retirement she is in their system and can get retirement even if only a check or two





posted on Dec, 30 2018 @ 11:29 AM
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I am going to find out how good my union is this week when I go back to work after being out sick for 10 days.
I should not have a problem but you never know.




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