Questions Union Rule

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by boojes11, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. boojes11

    boojes11 Bobtail Member

    Oct 5, 2013
    have a question on , if I started working at a company, that was union,but when I started it was threw an outside agency,worked threw the agency for a few months before the company hired me on permanently,
    question is does my hire on date go back to when I got hired threw the agency,or does,my hire on date,start when the company hired me on permanently, heirs the real question I'm a former member of the union, and I'm
    still in the union,in good standings,I had took out a withdraw card from the last company that I had worked at a few years ago,all I had to do is pay,the initial union fee and that would put me back on track? know,I'm
    trying to,see whats supposed to be my hire date.thank's.
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  3. VTSharpshooter

    VTSharpshooter Light Load Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Ask your shop steward. They will know the rules regarding your situation.
  4. moloko

    moloko Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    seattle, wa
    Call your business agent
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    I'm pretty sure it works this way.

    The hire date is the date this new company hires you, not when the temp. agency sent you there.
    Your union time picks up where it left off when you withdrew.
    Your seniority begins over on the date the new company hired you from the temp. agency.
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    OK ... I get why it is confusing but from how I understand it works, if you were in the union, you worked non-union jobs, that does not count toward your seniority. So ... If you work for a company as a temp (really a contractor) and then get hired in, the time you spent at the company as a non-employee doesn't count as time at the company - you are not working for the company as an employee covered under a union agreement.
  7. SlowPoke44magnum

    SlowPoke44magnum Medium Load Member

    May 3, 2009
    It depends upon the company and their union contract. The first union company I worked for back in the 90's, I started through a temp agency and my hire date was the date I started as a temp.
  8. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2012
    Wichita KS
    1) Your date of hire with the company that you are currently work for is the one that you most likely would be using for seniority purposes.
    2) Your date of hire with the temp agency most likely would NOT count only because the temp agency is considered another company, an independent contractor that you were previously employed by.
    3) Your union membership status in any previous company most likely is of NO concern of the current company that you are currently working for.

    What company are you currently working for?
  9. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

    This is why I avoid working for a union...
  10. superflow

    superflow Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2014
    ...hmmmm this is why some folks don't work for unions
    Seniority starts when you're hired for that company and you back on track with your retirement package at the union hall
    ,...ive seen guys retired at age 47
    mje Thanks this.
  11. d o g

    d o g Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    We're not going to turn this into a debate over the pros and cons of unions. If anyone wants to do that, take it to the Politics Forum, please.
    MACK E-6 Thanks this.
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