Local 804 Drivers Walked Out

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Stratocaster, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Member

    A Driver with 26 years of seniority, got fired this morning, in an continued streak of un-just firings in the local 804 jurisdiction by the company. We walked out in solidarity and caused a strike, to the duration of a few hours, as our BA kept negotiating to get our fellow teamster job back. The Labor Manager refused to negotiate. During that time, The President of the local was in contact with the Regional Labor Manager. When the BA got off the phone with the President, He told us that the matter was going to be reviewed immediately, but urged us to return to work. We refused to go back in until the firing was reversed. LP was outside snapping pictures and writing the names of the hundreds of drivers that were standing in the parking lot, waiting for the firing to be reversed. A few hour later, the Secretary- Treasure showed up and urge us to go back inside, saying that the strike was not sanction. We listened and return back into the building. The company has been on a firing spree. I shop steward was fired yesterday because his answers "weren't clear enough". When is this harassment going to stop. It has gotten out of hand. We Local 804 are tired of it and is will to stand up and fight.


    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/02/26/hundreds-of-ups-drivers-strike-in-queens/
     
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  2. Hats off to 804
     
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  3. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Why'd they fire the driver?
     
  4. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    The price of gold -hundreds of drivers.
     
  5. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Most of the firings are meaningless. Very few stick. Leverage basis
     
  6. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I was asking the OP....
     
  7. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    So a few hundred drivers walk out in solidarity (which is awesome) and President Tim can't be bothered to at least make an appearance?? But when our ballots were mailed back in September, he was out in the parking lot once a week with his "Yay Teamcare...vote Yes" BS and handing out flyers.
     
  8. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    He will only side on popularity. Ya know, for votes sake.


    Every excuse I ever heard made perfect sense to the person who made it.
     
  9. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    Can someone confirm if TeamCare will cover the price of slings big enough to accommodate the cajones of all of those drivers in Queens?
     
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  10. woodsnwaterman

    woodsnwaterman New Member

    Nice job 804 that takes balls !! from local 177 We are only as strong as ALL our members sticking together as one we can get things done.
     
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  11. Stonefish

    Stonefish Well-Known Member

    It's a $20 co pay :)
     
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  12. Stonefish

    Stonefish Well-Known Member

    I am unclear, did the driver get put back to work and did he receive back pay?
     
  13. Stratocaster

    Stratocaster Member

    From what I heard, he was at the hall on conference calls with Labor.
     
  14. Looks like some sick days are going to be used tomorrow!
     
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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    That is exactly what he should of been doing. May have been trying to get other discipline off of all the people who walked out, as well.
     
  16. upswife75

    upswife75 Active Member

    You beat me to it, Stonefish. :p
     
  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    brown flu!
     
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  18. Anonymous 12

    Anonymous 12 Non active member

    Call OSHA and report a hostile work environment. It's an actual OSHA violation. NLRB charges?
     
  19. Anonymous 12

    Anonymous 12 Non active member

    Ten dollars for you Southern troublemakers and local 100. I'm ok with it though. I :censored2: 20 dollar bills.
     
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  20. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Firing an individual or individuals is not a hostile work environment. There has to be more to it then that.

    Somebody please post the alleged wrong doing of the driver, then we can really start the thread... Come on, its the Internet!
     
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