Stewards asked to sign paper, by Union

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by BrownTexas, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    This last general meeting, Stewards were asked to sign a paper that stated our duties as a steward. Since when has the oath we took in front of all members at the general meeting not good enough?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What are the differences between the oath and what you were asked to sign? Is there anything on the form that you feel should not fall under the duties of being a steward?
     
  3. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Always told not to sign anything from the company, unless the state requires it. Just found it odd that the union would take this stance. Was also told "failure to sign means you aren't willing to abide by what is in print" which is beyond untrue.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Was there anything in there that was contrary to either your oath or your duties as a steward?
     
  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Stewards, take an oath ?
     
  6. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    What oath?
    We never took an oath. Ever.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Ask the OP----he was the one who said he took an oath.
     
  8. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    I guess I am presuming he's talking about the one when you become a Teamster member at your local meeting. None of us took an oath.
     
  9. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    You actually have stewards training or workshops?
     
  10. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    I never took an oath. I'd like to know what all it entails though
     
  11. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Some of the BAs need to sign a paper stating they know what their duties are and that they'll honestly do them.
     
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  12. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    I can't say that I would necessarily think it's a bad thing though...
     
  13. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Have you looked at your bylaws. Stewards should take an oath but signing something is a little odd.
     
  14. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I was trained but I'm in a good local.
     
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  15. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    You take an oath and say you won't bring reproach upon any member. Yata yata yata
     
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

     
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  17. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    I'd have no problem with that! I fight for me and my members rights. Maybe if they did that in my local it would weed out the sell outs ...
     
  18. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    You can't use my own gif against me lmao... Good one
     
  19. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Remember you have to take baby steps at the beginning. Longevity will give your local more respect.
     
  20. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I wish I knew how to post gifs on here!