Local 177 meeting went well.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by East coast navy, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    A new slate running against the executive broad slate. A new slate member almost fist fighting in the hall with another teamster member. It was a crazy day.
     
  2. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    It was interesting that's for sure...come to find out that the Members 1st slate
    Are mostly feeder drivers with no experience. Except driving.
    I'll be sticking with the Executive slate!
     
  3. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    If the only ones that can run for union office are guys with experience running a union, how do you ever vote the incumbants out?
    Just drivers. BS.
     
  4. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    I agree. Only a couple to a few have shop steward experiences. I want a slate that has more union relation experience then them, so I'm good with what we have now. I didn't like the bashing tho. Then again they did it to them selves.
     
  5. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    I'm not talking experience running a Union I'm talking about at least some experience with the Union. like Shop Steward at least or knowing something about the contract
    I'm not saying all have no experience, but a few of the BA's they nominated have zero experience.
    If you want to run the local you should have something to bring to the table...not just the fact that you can yell the loudest.


     
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Time for new blood. Complacency is setting in. Hanging out before AM start time once every few weeks, then no sight of anyone is not leadership.
     
  7. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    they did do it to themselves..half the people nominating them didn't know the name of the guy they were nominating..
    and then the girl with the Executive slate shirt on trying to nominate a person who was running as a independent had to ask the independent her name, even the lady taking the Info had a chuckle at that one..lol
     
  8. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    I don't know what building your in but i know for a fact they are in my building every week and not just hanging out.
    as far as complacency you will have to prove that..
     
  9. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    I know. That was hilarious.
     
  10. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    This is true. I don't think it's the case in our local.
     
  11. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    Tell that to the member whose job is on the line. Bad place to get on the job training...especially when it's someone elses job you lose.
     
  12. LagunaBrown

    LagunaBrown Well-Known Member

    For example when your reform slate lost 3 yeas ago at the last election you should have volunteered at the local to help with organizing and precinct walks. Then try to make some of the general membership meetings so you know how meetings are ran. It also helps if you actually read all of your contract and spend time attending labor rallies. The problem is everyone wants to run against the local but doesn't want to put the time in on the weekends. If you actually did what what I mentioned for 3 years you would have way more respect for your E-Board and most likely not even run against them......... Its the old walk a mile in my shoes thing but hey its your right to run with no experience and waste thousands on an election so keep popping up at election time and you may get lucky one day.
     
  13. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

     
  14. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

     
  15. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

     
  16. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Every local has officers that enter without experience. Where would you gain inter union experience running a union local?

    The experience comes in many forms. Most of the job is a learning as you go process.

    Some come is as former BA's, former stewards or just "involved" members.

    Change is always healthy for a local especially after a contract like this where it was so jacked up that new blood will be needed for the fight in 5 years.

    In no way should we allow the same people who screwed up this contract to have another shot at the next contract in 5 years.

    Good luck to the new slate running in local 177.

    Peace

    TOS
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    So, I guess these guys have jobs for life? I guess a lot of part time sups will have to keep on loading and sorting.
     
  18. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

     
  19. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

     
  20. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    If they people running the local are fat, lazy and complacent, it is time for new leadership. Funny how an election can get the local's E-board to actually go out to the barns. Our (local 952) S/T came to my barn 3 times in just over a week. Last time I saw him there was the last election (You guessed it) 3 years ago. What a coincidence.