Non Union Members

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by PassYouBy, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    I found out today that two of the people that are NON-Union are/were having problems on the PL have been represented by "OUR" union rep! One guy was fired for being late too many days. The other guy that is still here has had an issue with following directions.

    My question is this. Why do they represent a NON UNION employee that doesn't pay union?
     
  2. ih8tbrn

    ih8tbrn Banned

    Because that's the way it works in a socialist society.
     
  3. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    teamsters are pushing for a bill to pass that has been mislabeled the free choice bill. If passed it would allow them to hold public votes for unionization. What this means is it would allow them to see who voted for the union and who did not. Once they get that info they can then harrass those who voted against unionization into voting for it. They expect the bill to pass making it much easier to organize those non-union folks. So basically what they are doing is a little marketing to show the non-union folks the benifits of joining. Since people who do thier job do not need unions they off course decided to represent these screw ups.
     
  4. ih8tbrn

    ih8tbrn Banned

    Pretty much sums it up right there.
     
  5. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member


    Yeah right. If management "played" fairly there wouldn't be a need for unions.

    I'm going to assume Louisiana is an "open shop" state. If that is the case, do these "non-union" members pay a "representation fee" in lieu of dues? I think these fees are usually 80% of dues. This representation fee usually entitles them to some of the benefits the union has negotiated. Wages, hours, working conditions. I guess they couldn't/wouldn't save the guy for constant lateness, but maybe it's a bonafide disability or something with the guy with directions. (dyslexia or something)

    Just my guess
     
  6. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member


    LOL
     
  7. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    there are exceptions to every rule but generally those who are the screw ups are those that need a union.

    Keep in mind most of the world is non-union and those people generally live in the same neighborhoods we live in and somehow seem to survive without the mighty union protecting them.

    Those people make wages that are as much or more as we make and beni's as good or better as ours.

    The union tells you what a great job they do but in many ways the beni's for non-union employees at ups are better.

    Many companies keep their compensation and benifits at a certain level to ensure their employees do not become dissatisfied and join a union. So in reality the threat of unionization may do more for employee compensation plans then unionization itself.
     
  8. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Simple answer, it is the law that the union has to treat, and represent, all employees with equal standing under a working contract.
    (rarely does this happen, unless the free worker knows the law and has a good attorney)
    To reverse your question, why must one be forced to join a union to be employed?
    I applied to work at UPS and they accepted. If I can not do the job/career, to their satisfaction, they should have every right to lay me off.
    That is the contract I work under.
     
  9. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    Very true.
     
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I would disagree. I retired at 53 (8 yrs ago) and the only ones that I know in my area that can even come close to that are also union employees (or if they were lucky enough -silver spooners) . I know many many people that can't even begin to think about retirement until they reach at least 65 yrs old.
     
  11. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member


    Times have changed since you have worked in the barn my friend. The runners and gunners have been yanked in the office just like the rest of the folks. Everything from not signing a call tag to missing the hand rail while entering the car. A driver got pulled in because all of his sick days were used and he took 3 days off to take his son out of state to a specialist. Driver had proof where he was, didnt matter. The gestapos are all trying to justify the job they hold and one is trying to out do the other. Our binding contract would never be enforced if we didnt have a union and your company would take every last drop of blood from our bodies if you had the chance to do so.
     
  12. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member



    Lets not forget who wanted and brought the union to UPS tieguy.
     
  13. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    Not pointing you out, but technically, there would be no "binding contract" without a union...
     
  14. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member



    I have heard what your people have to pay for your benifits.
     
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I'm not taking the argument that far 804 just making the point that most of the world survives without a union protecting them and somehow lives in the same neighborhood as us and drives the same cars.
     
  16. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member


    There also would be no 5 weeks vacations per year, coffee pay after 8.5 hours(time bonus) and we would make a boatload less money if the sharks didnt have any rules.
     
  17. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I'm not sure that contradicts my point that most of the world is non-union and yet they manage to live next door to the union folks.
     
  18. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member


    Not sure where you are from (Balt I think) but most top jobs here (NY-Long Island) are union jobs.Our police force SCPD are the highest paid in the nation(yes the nation) school teachers,doctors,sanitation,town workers, firemen are all union.
     
  19. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    We don't know that. Anti-union comes from management who manages CBUs... I am pro-union, but I can at least see why management seems cold-hearted towards union.
     
  20. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member


    I was commenting on your statement that non union benifits at UPS are better.