TDU Convention

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 705red, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    The convention is in the Chicago area this year and I was wondering if anyone from the Brown Cafe is planning on coming this year.

    I attended the convention several years ago when they were here and its pretty informative. The classes offered are excellent and if you attend you would walk out more confident with the knowledge you gained.

    I am planning on attending at least Friday and Saturday classes. I met several members from the cafe last time and now 1 of these members is an elected Teamster official representing UPS members.

    http://www.tdu.org/convention
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I am interested.
     
  3. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    You cant be!!!! Its only for real MEN, UNION men/women!
     
  4. JonFrum

    JonFrum Member

    Maybe you could attend as 705Red's invited guest? :wink2:

    After all, the Teamsters Conventions are always packed with employer executives as invited guests of the Teamster officials, even though 99% of Teamster members can't attend due to distance, cost, or because they have to work.
     
  5. brownone

    brownone Member

    Hoaxster, You are not missing anything. You take the whole group at the convention and combine them together and you still come up 2 cans short of six pack when it comes to common sense and brains. Red, Take your shot but I am not anti union, in fact I have a good working relationship with my stewards and business agent. They will be skipping the TDU convention by the way....:peaceful:
     
  6. local804

    local804 Well-Known Member


    Dont knock it till you try it......
     
  7. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Would that be your buddy Steve who is going to be on the Hoffa Slate? Politics sure can change a guys outlook on things.
     
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Nothing is mandatory, and while some that attend are over the top, many of teh people that go are concerned with their futures and use this weekend to sharpen their skills.

    What local are you?
     
  9. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    My outlook has not changed, I support Steve because he has shown he has what it takes to be a leader. I still hate Hoffa and think hes a BUM. Fred is not that much better either, we need new blood, not the same old guard!
     
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I think it would be interesting and maybe we could get klein to come down! :wink2:
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Who?
     
  12. TheKid

    TheKid Well-Known Member

    TDU ? No thank you
     
  13. FracusBrown

    FracusBrown Ponies and Planes

    What makes TDU anymore democratic than the plain ole Teamsters? Seems like it's just a more radical version of the Teamsters to me. What's the main difference?
     
  14. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    I was talking about Steve's outlook not yours. Hoffa can't set foot in 705's bldg. without a majority of support. So will Stevie sway the membership? Word is he has been told that's part of the deal. He should walk away if he doesn't get in writing the return of autonomy. Flynn at 710 should never go back unless he recieves the same. Both locals have alot of delegates. Hoffa will need everyone of them. Chicago locals had better stand firm on autonomy.
     
  15. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    tdu has never done or accomplished anything positive for its members or the teamsters members except try to pocket moneys for their leaders and misinform people.if you ask the right people you will find their roots in communist card carrying defects started in detroit in the mid to late 70s.many bought into their radical change policies but 30 years later and x amount of dollars shorter they have squat to show for progress. if you wanted to hurt a union or any other group how would you start. i would start another group for a more"democratic"union and divide the membership.what would you do?
     
  16. brownone

    brownone Member

    89
     
  17. blue efficacy

    blue efficacy Active Member

    So they want a union that actually looks out for all of its members. That IS radical, I agree.
     
  18. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    you have yet to tell me what they have done to help/improve their members or the brotherhood itself?
     
  19. 1timepu

    1timepu Member

    I second that