Local 710 - how are you voting

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by upser710, Jan 21, 2015.


How are you voting?

  1. For

    4 vote(s)
  2. Against

    8 vote(s)
  1. upser710

    upser710 New Member

    At my center it feels like Full timers voting no. Part timers yes. How is the feeling at your centers?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What are you voting on? I thought the contract was a done deal.
  3. sailfish

    sailfish Well-Known Member

    Is your local still negotiating a supplement? If so I'm surprised it hasn't been forced through by now.
  4. upser710

    upser710 New Member

    From what I believe, 710 is the last Union without a contract. Ballots will be mailed end of January
  5. upser710

    upser710 New Member

    Tentative agreement has been reached, with the addition of TEAMCARE
  6. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member

    Just curious. Why are the part timers voting yes? Is it just back pay?
  7. upser710

    upser710 New Member

    Part timers like there raises and want there back pay.
  8. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member


    I think you are right on the money about the way the voting will break down. These kids working the belt really could use the extra money. I realize that. What it comes down to is how many will vote. Time will tell. There's going to be a ton of no votes. I don't see this passing with flying colors if it passes. At this time I'm not sure which way this goes. So many full time people upset about the retirement situation.
  9. upser710

    upser710 New Member

    The same at our center. Full timers more concerned with long term effects rather than money now. Ive heard ballots will be mailed end of month. I've also heard ballots might be handed out at some centers to ensure part timers receive theirs. (rumor going around)
  10. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member

    Not saying it won't happen, but I highly doubt they pass ballots out. That's a great way to stuff a ballot box. How many people flat out don't care? Lots. Now imagine a full timer buying them for $10 a pop. That's a lot of no votes fast. I could very well be wrong but I don't see that.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
  11. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    I'll say it, it won't happen. All ballots will be mailed.
  12. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I think it will pass. There hasn't been much indication from the local that they can get us anything else. To be honest, they aren't even trying to get us anything else. Teamcare is coming and the lack of pension increases is not even a contract issue. If it fails they will ask for a strike authorization. That will probably fail and they will just force the contract on us.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Handing out ballots in person could compromise the voting process.
  14. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    How can there not be a pension increase? $600 a week into the pension by the end of the contract for a $3,300 monthly pension......the pension was $3, 000 a month 15 YEARS ago! WTF!!
  15. babboo25

    babboo25 Member

    Almost everyone in my building is voting yes but it all depends on how Chicago votes.
  16. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I'm not in local 710, but I'm voting yes anyways. This is Chicago isn't it? Final ballot tally should be about 120% of the membership.
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  17. babboo25

    babboo25 Member

    NO its not just Chicago.
  18. upser710

    upser710 New Member

    I've heard a lot of reasons why people are voting no, i'm curious to know why people are voting yes? Are there pros to this contract that I'm not seeing.
  19. scisector9

    scisector9 Active Member

    Most people I talk to say they are voting no bit I think a lot of that is tough talk to save face. A lot of part time workers will vote yes for the back pay and I think full timers will also for the same reason. We are going on 18 months of retro pay and that could equal some lofty pay checks

    I think what really hurt 710 was 705 passing first ballot. If we were to both hold out we could have shut down cache and had a more favorable hand to play. Now that we are the last hold out I think the IBT and ups just want it to end. It doesn't help that they are repeatedly threatening no retroactivity guaranteed with a second no vote.

    I think it will be close but will pass barely.
  20. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member

    Any full timer telling you they are voting no is telling you the truth. Back pay means nothing compared to nothing happening for theses people's retirement.