Do you tip your shop steward?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Brownsfan, May 30, 2014.

  1. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    I was just wondering if anyone here tips there stewards? They do a ton of work and seem to put a big ole target on their backs daily.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you serious?
     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Do back rubs count as tips?
     
  4. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Management is so generous they give everyone the tip, sometimes the whole thing.
     
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  5. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Only if it includes a happy ending.
     
  6. alwaysoverallowed

    alwaysoverallowed Active Member

    Tips no but if he saved my ass I'd buy him some beers after the next union meeting.
     
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  7. Steward773

    Steward773 Member

    I will buy mine a coffee once in a while. Sometimes, if I see sups working in other operations I will let the Steward know. He files and gives 1/2 the money to me. If a Steward let's me know that sups in my area were working, I will file and give 1/2 the money to them.
     
  8. When I win,a big fat grievance check, I treat him to a couple of ice cold beers!
     
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  9. Brownsfan

    Brownsfan Active Member

    Great to know. I have a couple real awesome stewards that have some cold ones coming their way. Yes I am serious they deal with a lot of extra bs at UPS, just wanting to show my appreciation.
     
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  10. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Gave my steward a tip last week. Told him "Never pet a burning dog!"
     
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  11. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    I had a guy take me out for wings and beer one time after we got his job back.

    "Thanks for what you do for us!" works just as well though. One of those makes up for a hundred, "My supervisor worked next to me all night! You're crooked because you won't file a grievance and scream at him from the other side of the building!"
     
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  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Yes.

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  13. Yes. The thank you's that are far and few between coupled with the seldom I'm glad you take the time to do this for us make all the differences on some days when you think you can't take it anymore. God has a special place in his heart for a union steward.
     
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  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    No, I just take 15 stops off of him everyday.
     
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  15. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Yeah but at least they are all apartments. So in reality, it is only 3 buildings.
     
  16. Stewards who are worth tipping would never take one.


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  17. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    I know a steward who won a large grievance and gave it to a driver who had a terminal illness. He spent his own time researching and sitting thru hearings, which was not compensated, and then gave that all away to help someone in great need.

    I know another steward that took the heat while exposing seriously crazy management behavior against the drivers (the drivers were filing and making phone calls over the abuse) and when the management was finally removed and the company brought in a hard butt hatchet man some of the drivers turned on the steward who had stood up for them at the risk of his own job.
    Its pretty much a thankless job...
    unless you like pain and mental stress.
     
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  18. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Or a handy?
     
  19. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    That would be a front rub
     
  20. No :censored2: I used to do this back in the day. That was respect.