New Business Agent in Local 728

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 728ups, May 12, 2011.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Wes Turner for 10 years in the Fayette Center: He has been the best Steward we have ever had in our building and I am very happy to see him taken in by the local as a Business Agent.
    I am glad he will be the BA for our building,and i think he will be the BA for Lagrange,Griffin and Forest Park as well. This is a good day for 728 members.
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I look forward to meeting him then. This is the first I have heard of this, I thought Eric T. did a good job for us in Forest Park. We had Jim H. before that, he did a good job too. I have noticed a new BA dealing with our Preload recently, I don't know his name.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  3. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Is this a driver who has become a BA??? How exactly does this work???
     
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I know a few BAs that were/still are drivers. I think they still keep company seniority while they work for the Local, at least thats the way I understand it. I don't know about how their benefits are handled though. I'm sure there is somebody on here that knows how that works.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our BA is a former PC driver. In our local, which is multi-employer, you cannot be a current employee of any of the member companies to be employed by the union.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    ????
     
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Our(mine and upstate's) prez is a former casual driver/pt metro employee of UPS. The new BA for my building is a former ft PC driver. They retain all their rights as a driver(seniority, bennys, ect.), yet, they work full time for the local.
     
  8. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Oh yeah, the perk for the company allowing this, they get to use a cover driver to fill his position as it is being held for him while he works for the local.
     
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Update as of 10:02 am: Business Agent for my center has resigned his duties and is going back to his package car.
     
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    The president of my Local, 728, used to drive a P-500 in my Center a long time ago.
     
  11. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Those were fun cars on back roads with an empty truck!!
     
  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Wes said y/day the exact details of his assignments are still being ironed out,so he may or mya not have FP. Wes is a tall guy with military style haircut ,late 30's.
     
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Not the guy I met then. I met a black guy with long braids that is probably in his late 20's. I met him outside the gate when they were handing out the protest stickers a couple of weeks ago. He asked me how long I had been with UPS and I told him 36 years. He said he hadn't been born yet when I started.
     
  14. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    We have a pretty good BA.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Package car
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    To be fair to Over, I must have been half-asleep when I posted the first time as I typed driver rather than BA.
     
  17. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    the 1 billion times you fine-comb troll peoples posts and spelling /grammatical errors have been forgiven....

    not
     
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    .....who had to be escorted off property by Chelmsford police yesterday. I don't know the whole story......yet.
     
  19. steeltoe

    steeltoe New Member

    Mikal is the guy with the braids. He is out signing up part-timers at the buildings.
     
  20. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    FWIW i talked to Wes today and he has Fayette,Lagrange,Macon,Griffin and Savannah.