If You're a Teamster, WHY Would You Vote Republican?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MrFedEx, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    It always amazes me how many Teamsters are Republicans. It is GOP 101 that unions are bad, and that they are administered and run by thugs and the Mafia. This is a basic tenet of their platform, although they hate public sector unions even more than private sector unions.

    Trump hasn't really said anything about unions, but one has to assume that he is anti-union, because he is a Republican. That's basic logic, and for The Donald to come out as pro-union would be the death of his candidacy.

    Compared to us over here at FedEx, you enjoy a real retirement plan, almost double our compensation, and a slew of worker protections (like Weingarten Rights) that we can only dream of.

    Please explain how you can be a Teamster, and also be pro-Trump, which basically means voting against your own self interests.
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I vote for the person, not the letter by their name.
     
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  3. I'm tired of the Democrats spreading my wealth.
     
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  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    The really only time I fear is when the congress and the presidency are the same party, then crazy things generally get passed.
     
  5. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    You like it more when the Republicans do it?
     
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  7. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I'm first and foremost and AMERICAN. Being a Teamster plays no part in my political views. Being pro union should not dictate anyone's political views. To vote solely based on one's affiliation with a labor group or/and specific career field, or, for their own "self interests," is nothing more than pure selfishness. I vote for my country. Not my job. My job is nothing if my country is crumbling.
     
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  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    OK, so I guess you'd be OK with $15 per hour for package car and about $20 per hour for feeder. That's what typical non-union wages would be, with almost zero in the way of benefits.

    As an AMERICAN, are you OK with a political party that advocates the end of unions, attacks teachers, and has done everything possible to preserve the wealth of the 1% at the expense of the shrinking middle class?
     
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  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Just because I'm a teamster doesn't mean I'm an idiot.
     
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  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    For the record I think all public sector unions should be disbanded.
     
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  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    At least they work for it.
     
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  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Why? While you're at it, why not disband the private sector ones too. Some of the biggest spenders in history have been Republican administrations. Reagan and his waste of billions on useless military programs, and Bush with Daddy's war on Iraq, which is probably close to a trillion dollars by now, because we're still cleaning up the mess.
     
  13. Obama spent way more than Bush...he is destroying this country.
     
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  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Boring.
    Neither party is involved with UPS/Teamster contract talks .
    Your opinion that some how they are is meaningless.

    The end of unions is being caused by the unions themselves , their constant demands have turned the public support away from their cause .

    I'm part of the 1% , if you consider my personal wealth , property values and my 401K . So ya I'd like to keep what I have worked hard for .
     
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  15. Me too
     
  16. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Iran Spends $1.7 Billion in U.S. Taxpayer Funds to Boost Its Military
    The Obama administration earlier this year paid Iran $1.7 billion from a U.S. taxpayer-funded account in order to settle decades-old legal disputes with the Islamic Republic.
    Iranian officials have now disclosed that officials have ordered that this $1.7 billion be allocated to the Islamic Republic’s military forces.
     
  17. Taking care of his brothers?
     
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I wonder if he can be tried for giving comfort & aid to the enemy.
    After all Iran almost daily calls for the destruction of the USA.
     
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  19. Save the world and screw America.
     
  20. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Why would you choose a non-union job at FedEx that you complain about endlessly over a union job at UPS?

    Maybe you should have thought about that years ago, and then you wouldn't be in this position now.

    You see MrFedex, some of us manage to think ahead.

    About our jobs and our country.
     
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