Stupidvisors working...a political debate

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by GSO_Dave, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. GSO_Dave

    GSO_Dave New Member

    I apologize if this has been asked and answered.

    Has the language in the new "giveaway" contract regarding management doing bargaining unit work taken effect yet? The 2 times the money language, instead of the old 1 and 1/2 times the money provision.

    Thanks,
    Dave

    P.S. D.R.I.V.E. contributors, are you happy about the I.B.T. backing Obama?
     
  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

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    I am not happy about 1 cent of my money going to any political party.
    Every election it makes me ill that my hard earned dues are spent supporting someone, I do not at all support.
    Barack is going to "go after" all big business, as was Hilary" to cut their profits. HellllllllllOOOOOOO , we work for a big, BIG business. Does this sound like something that is going to help Teamster jobs?
     
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

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    You said it gal !!!

    BSO will give our tax dollars away to the first group asking for them. Well, so will Billery. I've been thinking for a while now that many of the newer politicians need to start a new party called the Socialist Party. Obama , Billery and many of the front runners would fit in well there.


    To answer the question about D.R.I.V.E. contributions, HELL NO I aint happy 'bout it
     
  4. movelikemolasses

    movelikemolasses New Member

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    from wht i have heard, the new contract language has not taken effect yet

    but when it has expect me to file for 20+ hours a week

    time my supervisor learns he isnt a sorter anymore
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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    I've sent letters to DRIVE that I want my money to go to REPUBLICANS only...

    I'm stopping my contributions. How do I do it?
     
  6. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

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    DRIVE is voluntary Tooney ......our dues aren't if your a current IBT member. When you sign up for DRIVE the language clearly states that the money is going to back a political candidate that is of course pro union/pro working class family reguardless of political affiliation, certainly not for pro big business canidates who would not blink to stick a dagger in the heart of the Unions representing you me and working class families. This is a "no-brainer", obviously a repuiblican canidate certainly doesn't fit the mold as "pro union" and members are still peeved at the Clintons with NAFTA and Wall Street pandering, so the obvious canidate as a Teamster IMO to support is OBAMA. Some talk about your Tax Dollars not be wasted on Americans' and it's infra-structure and nickname it Socialist party but it's ok to waste our taxes on Iraqis and a pi$$ poor foriegn policy.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think that Obama OR hillary are as union friendly as some feel.

    Hillary sat on the board of Walmart for many years and said/did nothing about their anti union tactics.

    Obama recently snuck through the back door of Verizon while there was a picket line out front.

    There are more important issues than "union friendly".
     
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

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    Wrong , all parts of the 2008-2013 are in effect except your raises. The last ten months of the old contract was given away when this contract was signed.
     
  9. doctor brown 688

    doctor brown 688 New Member

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    I second that baba,we have been told from our local everything is in affect except raises.
     
  10. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

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    At least someone is paying attention! In case you havn't noticed, Its big business that employs the majority of us working class stiffs!
     
  11. Tony31yrs

    Tony31yrs New Member

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    The Dems were the ones that put NAFTA in. How union friendly is that? With our salaries, we are the ones that are going to be supporting the Liberal programs. They will tax us and give free handouts to the illegals and poor. Never mind the BS that they will tax the higher income people more. The rich will always have loopholes to pay less taxes. Besides, the amount of money that they would get from repealing the tax cuts for the rich wouldn't even begin to pay for all their programs. I am also a gun owner and both Dems are strongly anti-gun.
    Big business is always going to get away with what they want because they give money to both parties. Big business runs this country. I have never voted for a candidate just because the teamsters said to. I look at what they stand for and make up my own mind. I get aggravated when people tell me "I'm a Republican, so I vote Republican" or "I'm a Democrat, so I vote Democrat".

    P.S. Politicians are like UPS management-you can't trust 'em.
     
  12. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

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    Over9five, Ive been looking into it, I do not give to drive, If its part of my dues, well I admit I do not know.
    Im researching beckvs communication workers again, said I was going to file last time, when they backed Gebart at first. I was told I would be blackballed by the union. There are several of us looking into it. There are several sites to read just search on that case. Just my opinion, in a bipartisan manner, I do not want my union spending my money on anything except to do what they are suppose to do, make my employer honor the contract, and recruit. They do not need to send my money to a big party, which is all I feel it is. People jetting around the country, making speeches, which make no sense.
    Here is what I hear
    We know how to spend your money better than you. Just to make it easier, We will give you money to go to college, so you will be more educated, and send us more money. And if you let us we will pay your rent, your utilities, your health care, and tell you what to drive, since after we take exxons profits, we will all be driving behind a YAK, and yelling hee haw, because there will be no gas as there will be no incentive to explore. wELL we shouldnt be in Iraq, and help those people, but we should go to Darfour and help them. And with what military, who will we use? We should give 40 billions more to the global poverty movement, but that takes money too. Guess who is going to pay that.
    I am not political, and politics isnt on my list of favorites. Im not real happy with MCAIN. We never get a good choice. But I am somewhat educated, and just listening to hillary and Barack, makes my hair hurt, all I hear is, less money going to what we need and more for their missions.
    Kinda like the teamsters, spending our money on a guy who has never ran a business, his wife has never been proud to be an American, til her husband may be commander in chief, and someone who wants to rule my world when she cant rule her household.

    JMHO
     
  13. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

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    Keep voting for the opposite party of the one currently holding the job. If they keep getting voted out maybe someone will come along that actually does something to deserve retaining the job. Goes for all levels of govt.
     
  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

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    You may be on to something there. Maybe 2012, we will actually get someone we could all be impressed with. Instead of the lesser of 3 evils.
     
  15. skoomer

    skoomer New Member

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    Cancel DRIVE fund






    Employee needs to contact, in writing, requesting DRIVE to be stopped at address below:

    National Drive
    Attn: Withdrawal
    25 Louisiana Ave, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20001
     
  16. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog Brown since 81

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    with no real positive choice I like brownmonsters idea of voting for the party opposite of what's in office now. I don't think any of the millionaires running really care about the working stiffs like you and I. It's basically the lesser of the 3 evils, seems like it's always like that.:dissapointed: I think we have a stupidvisor as commander in chief now.
     
  17. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    I think your vote should be opposite of what the majority of congress is. Better checks & balances that way. No free-for-all.
     
  18. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member

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    Our locals 85 cents for doubles in in effect as we speak.
     
  19. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

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    I quit giving to DRIVE several years ago because all the money goes to people I vote against. I had to go down to my Local in person and sign some withdrawl form and listen to some lecture from a socialist about how UPS employees were so selfish and greedy. I'm glad we got rid of her Slate two elections ago.
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

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    Funny, I don't recall you saying like this prior to 2006 ...what changed?:wink2: