Chances of a UPS strike?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by thedownhillEXPRESS, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    From reading the UPS side of this forum, it is starting to appear that healthcare may become a major sticking point.

    Wonder what others are thinking.

    It would be a great opportunity for us to do a slowdown of our own if they do.
     
  2. Can Fedex go any slower!? (sorry I couldnt pass that up)
     
  3. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    If you go on strike I promise we will!
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    What is WRONG with you? Now is the time for all of us to come together as Team FedEx and deliver The Purple Promise like it's never been delivered before!!

    If UPS does strike, the FedEx employee response will be totally underwhelming. It will be just like Peak 2012 (The GIGANTIC Success), with thousands of undelivered boxes in every station. And very few people could even give a :censored2:.
     
  5. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    If you pee ess strikes, I'll be the first one over there filling out an app.
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I'd say between 0 and 100%
     
  7. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    This exactly why it won't happen. It would be beyond suicide by our union.
     
  8. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    Hey, I like Gilroy.
    Get to visit Gary Garlic
     
  9. Brown287

    Brown287 Im not the Mail Man!

    It's nice but it gets super hot in the summer here. Recently all but one of the express routes were converted to your new sprinters. So the heats not an issue for you guys with your A/C.
     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Turn left, head over Pacheco Pass, and you'll be in Fred's hometown...Los Banos.
     
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Thinking back to the last brown out. We quadrupled our volume, many of us got hurt while we took amazing amounts of abuse from the public becayse we couldnt absord it all. Then we took abuse drom upper mgmt for taking in too much freight and blowing out the system. The company made a bundle and all we got was the equivilant of a weeks pay before taxes. This time Fred will have to do it without my extra help.
     
  12. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I'll put in the 12 hours if they go on strike but if our mgrs start saying we can make an exception for all this extra freight so keep working, nope. I've got two old dogs waiting for me at home and they'll hold it for about 12 hours, but it's cruel to keep them waiting.
     
  13. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    From my perspective overall they are faster. Rail vs Road being the difference to many locals.
     
  14. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Then expect to get gutted.
     
  15. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I think you are being over dramatic. Neither side wants a strike.
     
  16. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    Sure, but if one says a strike is suicide, that is every bit as dramatic and then I say... "Who made who?"
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    The difference being he is actually part of the process where you again are on the outside thinking you know more than you actually do.
     
  18. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    I know the shipping business. If the workers believe a strike is suicide, then they will lose a tone of leverage.
     
  19. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    One person's opinion does not represent the consensus of the union as a whole.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How about two people's opinions?