Teamster's Letter to GM

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Page 1 of the Teamster's Letter to GM

    Page 2 of the Teamster's Letter to GM
  2. If this pans out does Mr. Hoffa get credit for a sales lead?
  3. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Someone on a route that had gm should just keep submitting sales leads for their particular stop in case this bears any fruit.
  4. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Not a very timely letter by Hoffa seeing as the volume was switched from UPS to FedEx 18 months ago.

    Did Hoffa fall asleep at the switch?
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    You kidding? it sure wouldn't be the first time he fell asleep at the switch.
  6. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    My question to UPS would be " why did our sales reps fall asleep at the switch?".

    Please understand, this is typical for UPS from my experience. Last year I submitted an international lead for a US based company that switched from us to Duey Huey and Lewey. They were having severe problems there.
    We lost the account to Fed Ex because UPS kept calling a low level employee at that account and not the plant manager that I submitted.
    I howled about this and I was told that it takes time to have the "correct" UPS international account rep contact the customer. I guess that they were asleep at the switch, because Fed Ex got there in the three weeks that UPS DID NOT and stole the account from us. This is not the first time that the UPS sales hierachy failed us at the local level and I am stunned that this is tolerated in Atlanta. Quite the opposite, it seems to be rewarded!
    I have more examples if you wish to PM me.
  7. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    good stuff. As some of you may remember I have always believed the teamsters union should be more active in promoting union labor to our customers. This type of partnership is needed if both the teamsters and ups are to remain viable in the coming years.
  8. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Where is tie and what have you done with him?
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    LOL ... I was a little surprised as well!
  10. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    thats the problem red you don't read my post you just assume I'm giving the standard management answers:happy-very:

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    I think the reason they switched is simple, because they are non-union they can offer these companies rates we can't compete with. The GM management probably had a directive that said "cut costs to the bone". This seems to be the mantra for many companies in these tough economic scenarios.
  12. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Hmmm sounds familiar eh....
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    LMAO Red, I was wondering the same thing!
  14. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    I hate Jimmy Hoffa Jr. I hate him.

    I don't even like the teamsters. Try that on for size.

    I know I will get backlash, but 44 bucks a month for what? I'm PT for goodness sakes. Shady ****ers.
  15. ih8tbrn

    ih8tbrn Banned

    Didn't anybody tell you? Part timers don't count.
  16. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    They often are the first to complain, yet the last to be involved.
  17. Joopster

    Joopster Boxline Sorter

    What is that supposed to mean? I have 8 years with the company. I am entitled to an opinion as are you, but I fail to see where you are coming from.

    How do you want me to get involved?
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I thought we lost GM because of excessive damages. They shipped a lot of irregs and our handling of irregs is terrible.

  19. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    Who wants to go buy a GM vehicle? C'mon-who's with me?
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Go to the meetings, express you concerns, get other part timers involved in the same manner. Let the union know that you care about the things in the contract that matter to part timers. Make you presence known.
    A very large portion of part timers are also short timers, they don't think about the next contract because most figure they will be gone before it comes around. IF all the PTs would vote on the contracts they could defeat or accept it over the full timers.