Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby RJB » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:13 pm

IMthePheonix wrote:Before his Union leader days, Big Jim actually worked in the plant I was in.
Did you work at the M&M's factory and was Jim the guy who tested the peanut M&M's?
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Postby IMthePheonix » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:28 am

RJB wrote:
IMthePheonix wrote:Before his Union leader days, Big Jim actually worked in the plant I was in.
Did you work at the M&M's factory and was Jim the guy who tested the peanut M&M's?
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No he was in a beef plant, and quarters would go missing between breaks, cooked in sterilizers.
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Postby dataec » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:51 am

Trying to get some stats....

How much do people pay in Union/Association dues?

I've often heard Police officers in the RCMP say they don't want a Union/Association due to the cost. Is it that expensive?

We have no representation and if things go sideways - are totally on our own. (15 years for backup policy - give me a fucking break!!!)

....working by yourself tonight? ...Call someone in if it gets busy! .....wtf?

Our pay is DIRECTLY related to Union/Association negotiations. ....is there not even the slightest bit of guilt on our part with that?

OPP - you have an association. How much are your dues? Who fights your battles? How many grievances would be put in, in any given time?

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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby RJB » Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:46 am

I have no idea because I don't really look through my pay cheque but i vaguely remember someone saying is was around $35 a cheque.. don't even notice it with all the fun I am having.

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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby PaladinPup » Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:10 am

dataec wrote:Trying to get some stats....

How much do people pay in Union/Association dues?

I've often heard Police officers in the RCMP say they don't want a Union/Association due to the cost. Is it that expensive?

We have no representation and if things go sideways - are totally on our own. (15 years for backup policy - give me a fucking break!!!)

....working by yourself tonight? ...Call someone in if it gets busy! .....wtf?

Our pay is DIRECTLY related to Union/Association negotiations. ....is there not even the slightest bit of guilt on our part with that?

OPP - you have an association. How much are your dues? Who fights your battles? How many grievances would be put in, in any given time?


I'm a federal CO...we pay roughly $80.00 per month. Is it worth it? ...I'd have to say yes. Although you have to rely on a union rep willing to take a grievance and run with it. They did succeed in winning us very much improved collective agreement.


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Postby dataec » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:33 am

RJB wrote:I have no idea because I don't really look through my pay cheque but i vaguely remember someone saying is was around $35 a cheque.. don't even notice it with all the fun I am having.


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Postby Respond Wayne » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:29 pm

I pay around $18.00 biweekly... nothing to complain about... so I'm all good! 8)
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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby dataec » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:24 am

OPP - you have an association. How much are your dues? Who fights your battles? How many grievances would be put in, in any given time?

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Postby dataec » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:07 am

....anybody from the OPP?

Also.....anybody know if a Div Rep in the RCMP can belong to one of the Associations at the same time?

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Postby Borderwatchman » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:10 pm

Congrats on the COs for getting out of the covert wing of the NDP (ie PSAC). Now if only our guys could get their heads out their asses and do the same.

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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby SierraSeven » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:08 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the OPPA do this on the behalf of OPP members.
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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby dataec » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:36 am

...anybody in the OPP help us out here?

How do things work with your Association?

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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby km » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:01 am

1.5 to 1.75% of gross pay is not an uncommon dues rate in a unionized envronment.

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Re: Anybody in a Union environment shed some light on this.....

Postby dataec » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:06 am

There is something I am not understanding. Could someone else on here please do the math.........

I think, but will stand corrected, that Association Dues regarding the Mounted Police Associations (in Quebec, Ontario, Ottawa and British Columbia) is $9 a month.

....that works out to .15% of our Gross Pay! That is 1/10th the going rate???

Is there some reason the RCMP doesn't have a National Association???

I always thought it was the cost that kept employees away from joining but.....

9.....NINE .....DOLLARS! ........A MONTH???

What's stopping us?


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