Teamsters Endorse OBAMA

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by mikestrek, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    I think we all know that the only party that's going to support any form of Labor. Is Democrat Party. safety, Job Security, Benefits, cost of living, minimum wage.

    We are all employees for a major delivery company (UPS) I Know I'm proud to work for UPS, Been here 24 years and will complete my 30 years no problem.

    We are all so lucky to have the medical benefits, The pay,and the labor contract rights we all enjoy.

    I think we all know that had it not been for the Democrat party (I call it the Labor party) we would not have the benifits we have today.

    Take time to listen to the Republican leaders (I call it the anti-labor party) I hear all of our local radio stations bashing organized labor unions and pushing for a NO vote to organize (these are conservative radio stations)

    I saw NEWT on Fox News blaming all employer problems on Organized Unions. I heard RUSH BASHING the teamsters for endorsing OBAMA.

    I think it's obvious that the Republican party is NOT going to give any UNION an inch of support.

    I love my Company (UPS) but I also love my UNION (Teamsters) and I have to vote for what will work best for myself and my family.

    I agree with the TEAMSTERS. Let all Teamsters endorse Obama/Biden 08

    www.teamsters.org
     
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Honestly, from the posts ive seen on here, most of your brothers and sisters are leaning to support McCain more, because like you they love UPS and they love the Union but when it comes down to it they love the United States more, and that should outweigh all.
     
  3. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah boy, we should all do what the IBT tells us. They are the great thinkers that gave us a great NMA, have organized so many new companies, done our Part Timers so well, and did even better managing our pension plans.
     
  4. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    WHY? DREWED, can you name one thing that the Republican party will or has done for the working class guys and gals like all of us. I'm talking about LABOR. not abortion, or taxes and all the other junk both sides try to drag you into.

    Seriously, Name one thing the Conservative Republican party will suport our teamsters union on.

    Name one Republican Leader that will support organized labor?

    WHY?
     
  5. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    CAN you imagine if NEWT or RUSH ran the show. Imagine your pay and benefits then?

    Think about it? What Republican leader had endorsed a UNION?
     
  6. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Mike what Im saying is the good of the country, outweighs the good of the union or any singular cause at this point in history. This election will bring the country in a new direction, it needs to be about what direction we're going to take it.
    God Bless America.
     
  7. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    Well, You didn't answer my question. I guess that's your way of saying the Republican party has nothing to do with LABOR. That would be the truth. So you go back to the good of the country. BTW, I don't know if you have seen the polls lately but the majority of people think "THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY" would be to vote for the Democrat Obama NOT McCain. and that's not just about labor.

    Back on Subject. OBAMA and the democrats will work with organized Labor and work for fair pay and benefits. That's all were asking for is what's fair.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Unfortunately I don't see ANYTHING changing no matter who is elected---It will just be politics as usual with the shrinking middleclass left to pay the bills. :angry:
     
  9. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Obama sure may get you better bennies and a higher wage but if the economy is not fixed, UPS will cut jobs and your better pay and bennies would have gotten you a walk to the door, happy yet?

    Im not saying McCain is the answer Im just saying my impression of opinion of teamsters from this site they believe McCain will do a better job of fixing things than Obama.

    So maybe if you payed attention to what I was saying rather than being mesimerized by Obama, maybe youd have a clue and see what was right.
     
  10. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Rod,
    You are a wise man, I'm glad somebody on here pays attention to what really is going on.
     
  11. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    You're probably right about most issues, nothing much is going to change. But there is one I know for sure can and will be "hunted" if Obama is pres and a majority of Dems have the House and Senate.

    The bailout bill proves that the Government's first priority is NOT the tax payer. Even the media pushed the fact that many Americans did not want this bailout passed. It is not our responsibility to clean up a mess made by a Government backed entity.

    Who ever becomes President though is walking into a s&%t storm with their mouth wide open.
     
  12. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    I totally trust the teamsters. Whenever I am undecided on an issue, I check to see what the Union supports, then vote exactly opposite. Never failed me yet. To say the demos are the for the "working" man is absurd beyond belief. If they get their way, we will be taxed into the poor house. Those union wages will mean nothing. And another terrorist attack ala 9/11 (and it WILL happen under Obama) will make our current financial situation look like the good ol' days. Nothing irritates me more than knowing my union dues are being used to support a man and party I abhor.
     
  13. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Amen brother.
     
  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Clinton was in for 8 years. Taxes seemed about the same. Clinton was also in when we went on strike in 97. He let the 2 sides work it out without interference. Do you think a Republican would have stood by and let a big corporation lose money.
     
  15. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    MESMERIZED? So, even though you know Republicans DO NOT SUPORT ORGANIZED LABOR AND YOUR A MEMBER of organized labor and even though you know a Democrat will work with Organized Labor and even though you know the leaders of the republican party. Rush, Newt, Hannity, Bush all believe that there is no need for organized labor or UNIONS.

    AND YOU STILL WISH TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN?

    talk about MESMIRIZED. Republicans got you hooked even if it hurts you and an honest days pay.

    Go Figure.
     
  16. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    Brownmonster, I couldn't have said it better. Good post.

    I don't get it?

    We all know the leaders of the Republican party would just do away with organized Labor (UNIONS). Have you heard what NEWT, RUSH, BUSH AND SHAWN HANNITY have said about organized labor. There thought is to do away with all organized labor and let the good times role for the big corporations.

    I guess Republicans here love what the pay and benefits that the Democrats and unions have brought them but continue to vote Republican.

    Talk about bite the hand that feeds you.
     
  17. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    ok when you lose your job when the economy tanks more then it already has come talk to me about oh oh oh we should voted McCain in.
    Mike a job no matter what wage is better than no wage at all, but you go ahead and fight for your better bennies and higher wage.....
     
  18. mikestrek

    mikestrek New Member

    drewed, I don't know if you have been looking around you lately but the economy has "TANKED" and we have lost jobs under the BUSH Republican economic plan. 8 years of Repupublican rule and you still want to vote Republican. OH! and don't talk about the Democrat congress because as it turns out they have only been in two (2) years.

    It turns out the same government you republicans hate just saved all of our a$$es.

    I'm going with a fresh new option with Obama, Also I'm voting for a president that will work with both Corporations and Labor.

    Not the same ol' Cut taxes for the rich and pray for a trickle down.

    Seriously drewed, your enjoying all the benefits and pay of a UNION suported by Obama and other Democrats and you would bite the hand that feeds you.

    Work for Fed-Ex, They are NON-UNION. See what there pay and benefits are like.

    Talk about bite the hand that feeds you.
     
  19. sortaisle

    sortaisle Livin the cardboard dream

    It seems to me that no matter who is in office, the union is still there. And by the way, the Republicans do support unions. They don't support some of the stupid ideas that come from them. What I don't get is how you can espouse that because we're part of the union, we should vote democrat. You have your facts wrong, for the majority of us, we work for UPS and they are organized so we have to be part of the union. Don't get me wrong, I love being a member of this union and I appreciate the benefits and the wage, but no president is going to get rid of the union. You can believe all of those conspiracies if you want, but the union is not going anywhere. Everyone with a brain knows that if we get rid of the union, we may as well work for Walmart cause it's easier and it pays the same. So why this fear of Republicans getting rid of the union? Just because they want corporations to succeed? You work for one. Is it so bad that they should succeed? Most companies can't afford to provide everything the union wants. We get much more than fair compensation except for maybe the drivers. I think the drivers get what they deserve. UPS has the highest paid positions for people with no skills whatsoever except a strong mind and body. A driver gets paid more than most people do with a 4 year degree. So, I love my company, I love my union, but couldn't disagree more that Obama would do more for the American middle class than McCain could.
     
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Man, that really surprised me...seriously, I would have thought they would have announced this months ago.

    Unions look longingly at France since it has their idea of the ideal government; one that is strongly Socialistic.

    Obama talks and acts like a French Socialist politician.

    Seems like a logical match to me.