Not Sure If End Of Government Oversite Of Teamsters Union Is A Good Thing

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by olroadbeech, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    not sure if I want Uncle Sam to Stop watching the Teamsters Union. like letting the Fox watch the chickens.

    isn't that sad? I just cant trust the Teamsters to have complete control of my finances and future without government oversight.

    have a feeling that everything will be OK for awhile and then the shenanigans will start again. too much money involved.
     
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  2. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    "complete control of your finances"?
     
  3. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I'm assuming that the OP is referring to their pension?

    How sad is it....that the mindset is.....we shouldn't depend on our pension as a "retirement plan"?
    That somehow it's foolish to think this benefit as reliable.
    I fully understood what the OP was trying to say.

    What is even more sad is....we truly can't depend on it.
    My 14 vested years in Central State could very possibly yield me notta.
     
  4. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member

    Transparency is everything. Look how poorly central states is in with the over sight. Now imagine it without it. The leadership acts as if they are the employers and that they will dictate to us how everything will go down. Everyone needs to report to someone just so everything is on the up and up. Enron anyone???? This is anything but good news.
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I have noticed more and more teamster leaders talking to union members like management talks to us. Basically saying we are spoiled and overpaid and should take whatever we can get.
     
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  6. 710 steward

    710 steward Active Member

    Don't forget keep paying into the pension fund though. You may not get to reap the rewards of your hard work but that's your problem. Thanks for your cooperation.
     
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  7. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    You got me there Kreskin...
     
  8. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    This is because they "believe " its for the greater good. Too much liberal beliefs for me anyways. Why can't we get what we deserve. If UPS makes money yr after yr. Why aren't we entitled to our wages and more? If anything the union is fighting us. With our pensions. By increasing age requirements. Which I feel is also illegal. If you reach the yrs of service before that age.
     
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  9. Ron Carey lives on

    Ron Carey lives on Well-Known Member

    Well they just spent a billion on the ORION system, lol. A bunch of computer geeks that have never delivered in their lives trying to show us efficiency

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  10. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    "complete" was the wrong word. they do have about a third of my potential retirement plans in their control.

    sounds weird, but I would feel better if there was government oversight however flimsy.
     
  11. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I'm not sure???
    The pension hasn't done very well under government supervision?

    At least the Mob made money and paid handsome returns when they had control of the pension.:anxious::nono::whistling
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    So wish I could have that money given to me.

    People unable to take personal financial responsibility lead to pensions and SS in the first place.
     
  13. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    the G took all of the Mobs ideas and made them their own. they just don't manage as well.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our pension fund is controlled by non-Teamsters.