Happy Labor Day

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Lead Belly, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    If it wasn't for unions we wouldn't have a Labor Day. We have a long and storied history. Being a proud union member should always be displayed by us. Others want what we have while others have fought for what we have. During this weekend reflect on our history and your union history. It's been a hell of a ride. http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm
     
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  2. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Collective Union history....

    Has provided, for so many.

    Including me.

    Amen.


    And never forget....

    We lead the way.




    -Bug-
     
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  3. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    eh..."Labor Day"..I celebrate May 1st.
     
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  4. It's a hard day to celebrate. Many of the good jobs have been outsourced. America is going backwards, not forwards. Not only is our standard of living going downhill, so I the family unit.

    The days of dad bringing home the bacon and Mom cooking it,is long gone.


    So in closing. I am greatful to be in the union. Just not happy with our leadership.
     
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  5. Lead Belly

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    Dad still brings home the bacon in this household. Mom takes care of the family and cooks the healthier turkey bacon. Dad makes a huge sacrifice and the mighty teamsters negotiationed a great life for me and my family. God bless the teamsters for giving me the lifestyle that I work hard for. Proud to be union and doing the right things.
     
  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Um... Ok.


    Let's see some pics.

    If it is such a monumental occasion, you would document it. :biggrin:



    A (dues paying) voting member, has every right to an opinion.



    -Bug-
     
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  7. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

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  8. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

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  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    "Labor Day" 101
    http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-other/question459.htm
     
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  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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  11. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Was a nice way to end my 10 days off. Back to the grind for another 2 and a half months. Then off again. Just before x Mas peak. Ditto for I've
     
  12. Im not ready!!!!!!
     
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  13. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Peak is fun for me. They beg me to come back some nights. Then if they need help. They beg me to help. I only get off the truck for lunch break. Only drive about 250 miles for peak. Thanks to 50 mile meet time.
     
  14. That's awesome!
     
  15. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    My motto is the same for every peak season. There's a whole lotta work to do and I ain't doing it all. Someone will do it.
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

    Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those "who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold."

    But Peter McGuire's place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.
     
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  17. Lead Belly

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    Whatever it is I'm sure glad I'm union. It's afforded a great life for my family. The things I can do for them by being a union members are better than I ever thought I'd get. I appreciate the teamsters and all labor unions past and present. They paved the way through much sacrifice. God bless.
     
  18. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

    Great post! Love it! Now I'm waiting for some d bag to make a disgraceful comment about our union that further tears us apart.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Time and place.
     
  20. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I've felt so much solidarity lately in other places that this site pales in comparison.