Local 509 Officers Election

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by upsbrown-2009, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. upsbrown-2009

    upsbrown-2009 Member

    Local 509 election is over Enough is Enough Won in a mighty big way! Time to take back our Local and get back what LD Fletcher has given away!
     
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  2. czalinsky

    czalinsky Member

    I wish you started now, Going through peak is going to be hell this year
     
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Ok.

    So a new Slate won.


    What's the backstory ?

    I'm not familiar with this Local.


    I had to google them. :biggrin:



    -Bug-
     
  4. Sheep DAWG

    Sheep DAWG Active Member

    How bad was your local that you had to vote them out?
     
  5. LeadBelly2.0

    LeadBelly2.0 I don't know

    PK wins again in local 952 so you win some you lose some.
     
  6. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    The winning slate in 509 wasn't affiliated with TDU or Teamsters United as far as I'm aware. It was led by one of the local's business agents.
     
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  7. Fullhouse

    Fullhouse Member

    Well the main concerns were non representation, deception, and most of all a dictatorial attitude!
    There is way to much to list and I don't want to bore people or highjack the thread!
    Bottom line is the members had enough and they chose to make a stand! The participation was at 37% more than the usual 23%. Even though that may seem small the impressive part was this. The challengers received 67% of the votes that were opened and counted! 159 votes were marked as challenged but would have been counted if the margin of victory was within 159. Also the machine use to open the envelopes had unintentionally cut a portion of the ballots off that contained the mark to vote for an entire slate! That oval was positioned right on the crease of the folded ballots, so if the trifolded ballot was not at the very bottom of the envelope, a portion of the ballot would be cut off! Something for other locals to consider before they approve the design of the ballots!
    In the end the membership won and good riddance to the incumbants!
     

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  8. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

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  9. Fullhouse

    Fullhouse Member

    Well your reply just added volumes to this thread! Maybe one day, just maybe, when you grow up you will able to do more than just add a picture! I guess you just like to rain on peoples parade! Guess what I got an umbrella!
     
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    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

  11. Sheep DAWG

    Sheep DAWG Active Member

    Well if they were not representing the members as they should , then it was time for them to be voted out. Sounds like with that much of a turn out in votes against them the members finally got enough. It high time the IBT takes note as well. You can't sit back and watch the company rape and pillage the members and do nothing......or atleast threaten to do something. What has happened to the union representation the last 4 or 5 years.
     
  12. Fullhouse

    Fullhouse Member

    You hit the nail on the head!
     
  13. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

    Some locals will be replaced with crooks and be non representing...time will tell.
     
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    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

     
  15. Sheep DAWG

    Sheep DAWG Active Member

    It's been my experience....that only officers & Buisness Agents who fail to represent the membership get voted out. So to call newly elected leaders crooks sounds a bit harsh. Usually people who run for office do it because they feel they arn't being represented and want to change things....not to be crooks.
     
  16. upsbrown-2009

    upsbrown-2009 Member

    And you would be correct they would have still been if office if the representation would have been there! The Members spoke they had ENOUGH!
     
  17. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

    Ive heard that some of the newly elected officers/agents worked for this local before and been known to exercise shady behavior. They no longer work for this local im told.
     
  18. Sheep DAWG

    Sheep DAWG Active Member

    I'm sure every local has officers/agents that exercise shady behavior . When you are dealing with with the shady behavior of the management of these companies , you better learn to fight shady with shady. But being shady and failing to represent the members are 2 different issues. Throughout all the local elections across the country, it seems that the if you were failing to represent the members, you did and you will, get voted out. Lesson to be learned....if you are going to be a sheep dog....guard the sheep.
     
  19. Wolf in Sheepskin

    Wolf in Sheepskin New Member

    We are with you! Status Quo Has Gotta GO!
     
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  20. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

    Do you guys get paid to troll?