Teamsters Local 25 is being investigated after some new members were left with almost the entirety of their holiday paycheck deducted to cover a IBT initiation fee.

What usually happens in this local is that new members pay their $500 initiation fee into the union in $32 weekly installments. But for some reason last month Local 25 reversed this longstanding policy and members didn’t find out until receiving their paychecks with the remaining balance of what they owed deducted. For some, this left them with little to nothing to take home after a full week of work.