not sure why we (UPS Freight) voted for union

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by veryscrewed, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. veryscrewed

    veryscrewed New Member

    1st off to even get hired I had to go threw another company. One hired I was never paid sign on bonus. Then we voted union in. Our miles and routes were cut . And every chance they get they fire people. I was in a accident that police said was caused by other driver. They fired me anyway. Union rep said it would be fought. I have herd nothing. And now ups is appealing my unemployment. I am not impressed with the union 773.
     
  2. Have you tried calling the union hall or getting a hold of your BA at all? The day I got fired I'd take this stupid uniform off and be at my union hall in an hour.
     
  3. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    What the hell are you talking about?

    An employment agency and a signing bonus?

    Bologna.
     
  4. veryscrewed

    veryscrewed New Member

    We were not union. We voted it in. Ups was fighting it. They had 27 drivers were supposed to have 70 or more. Most quit. They brought in drivers from TX to CT
    for kutztown division then gave best routes to out of state drivers.
     
  5. veryscrewed

    veryscrewed New Member

    We were never finalized as a union. Ups wanted union thrown out and is currently appealing it in dc. Meanwhile they are trying to force all who voted out.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    No way.
     
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  7. veryscrewed

    veryscrewed New Member

    When ups bought out what ever company, think it was overnight, and converted them over many locations were non union. And still are to this day. We get treated like animals. Which is why we said heck with it and voted union in. Our miles and stops got cut. Because of it. And routes got subcontracted out. Only benefit i can see is stop rate was locked in. We deliver only for one chain. At night in dangerous areas. By ourselves. 1 person unlocking store, taking 7n stuff and unloading truck.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Are you talking about UPS Freight?
     
  9. veryscrewed

    veryscrewed New Member

    Yes
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    Aha. Should have mentioned that.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The part about the employment agency may be true as I had to go through the NYS Job Service when I got hired.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Uh, fellas, it's in the title of this thread.
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Um, no it wasn't originally. Someone edited it.
     
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    The title was edited.

    TTKU
     
  15. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    @veryscrewed : I bet less than 1% of people here have any idea of what you're talking about. I just have the barest inkling. Y'all don't have a contract yet, right? If so, all I can say is keep in contact with the Local Union (organizers & BAs), be available for NLRB 8(a) charges; and get another job in the meantime, driver.
     
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  16. veryscrewed

    veryscrewed New Member

    We voted for it. uPS appealed to DC. Meantime no contract. And they are trying to run everyone out anyway the can.
     
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    hondo promoted to mediocrity

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  18. stringbender

    stringbender New Member

    Your accident is probably still "under investigation" by UPS .... you can't draw unemployment because they haven't and probably won't completely release you. "Yeah we're denying his unemployment because he's still employed , we just checking some stuff"

    I'd file for backpay so if/when you go back to work the business agent can argue that since the other driver was cited
     
  19. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

  20. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

    Your initial issues are not Union based opposed to a company tirade. Wether or not you "voted Union", UPS was taking over and doing what they do which is screwing lives. However, you are definitely better off having organized labor in your pocket than on your own.