Fred Gegare announce he will run against Hoffa

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 705red, May 28, 2010.

  1. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

  2. AcesUp804

    AcesUp804 New Member

    Just reading that hes got my vote.
  3. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I have not thought about who I will vote for yet. It should be a long thought up process.
    Ok Ill vote for Fred!
  4. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Fred might just be . . .

    More of the same without the "name."
  5. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

  6. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Fred's my man...
  7. 22.34life

    22.34life Active Member

    anythings gotta be better than hoffa jr.
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    thats what they said about bush when they voted obama in.:happy2:
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The next election will be the same as elections in the past.
    We get our ballots and we vote.
    Someone counts those ballots but we aren't quite sure who that "someone" is.
    Hoffa wins by a landslide.

    Anyone wanna bet?
  10. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

    I wont argue who will win but we do know who the someone is. The ballot counter(s) are made known to all running and in most cases, they will be there for the counting. They are allowed to monitor the whole process.
  11. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    looks like tdu has changed their tune and is supporting gregare. shame a three horse race would have been good for the teamsters. jmho
  12. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Tie I do not think that there will be a third slate running, it would split the votes to much and almost guarantee a Hoffa victory. The only way to beat Hoffa would be by running one slate against him. In this case you have a Teamster with many years of service in Fred who probably has a pretty decent following who will carry some of Hoffas votes. While at the same time probably carry most of the TDu votes as well. IMO

    Many people would not vote for a TDU canidate no matter who it is, yet these same people would not object to TDU endorsing a canidate.
  13. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Trick the ballot counting is open to members to witness, I have been a witness to 3 local elections and the strike authorization vote. You can rest assured that it is on the up and up. At least when it comes to observing the ballot counts. There was a local here that got caught changing the addresses where the ballots where suppose to go to the members but went to family and friends of the incumbent. They were caught and a new election was held were they lost.

    The most important thing is people vote.
  14. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Yes Bush will go down in history as a much better president than Obama. Bush was and still is the smartedest person I know.
  15. bsbmc

    bsbmc New Member

    i'm glad GEGARE is standing up for the teamsters moral, rights, and history by wanting to work from the bottom up, not the top to the bottom. Hoffa Jr. just like his daddy, has to many people digging in his pockets, he is a wreched person and i absoultely hate seeing that man spread out all over our newsleters once a month. I was informed by my union that Hoffa is the one behind the Parcel Post with USPS, in return that has cost probably hundreds of jobs. I know lets pick up the package, route it through the UPS system and when it gets to the destination zip code we can let the package car driver deliver a 100 different stops to the local post office and the post man can deliever it... yea great idea, i'm sure that is why i'm at seven years and still stuck in a part time position.
  16. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    you may be right. I'm thinking you almost need to get some fresh ideas and fresh dialogue.
  17. Braveheart

    Braveheart New Member

    I will vote for Fred. We need better work and job protections. Now is the time to take smaller raises, hell freeze it for 3 years and just, oh I don't know, maybe make UPS a better place to work, a safer place, a more family life balanced place.
  18. Blizzard

    Blizzard New Member

    can we vote early? Don't see any reason to waste money on an election campaign?
  19. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

  20. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    "Fred Gegare is running to become General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters so he can fight for the members. "

    there is some original rhetoric. this guy is clearly an innovator. :happy2:

    meanwhile hoffa is giving you info on how to get your petition to get him reelected. should be an exciting race. :peaceful:

    you know if you guys would build a robot that can spew out this rhetoric you could save a million bucks a year.