Teamsters Vow To Stand With UPS Pilots On Picket Lines If The Independent Pilots Association Strikes

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    In an unqualified show of support the General President and General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, pledged to the Independent Pilots Association that "if a strike is necessary, we will not cross your lines, but will stand with you on them."

    This commitment came in a letter to IPA President. "The International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 250,000 workers at United Parcel Service," said IPA President. "This unflinching support from the Teamsters on the eve of our strike vote is exactly what UPS needs to see – we all stand together in support of a new pilot contract."

    In their letter the General President and General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters also said, "UPS has continued to stall and drag its feet in completing an agreement with you and your hardworking members. Four years to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement is simply unacceptable," and that, "the Teamsters Union will stand with you in whatever decisions your members make."

    The IPA will announce the result of its strike authorization vote tomorrow Friday, October 23 at approximately 10:30 a.m. EDT. If approved, the five-pilot IPA Executive Board will have the authority to formally request a release from federally mediated negotiations with UPS, and the discretion to conduct a strike once mediation is concluded.

    Mutual support between the IBT and the IPA during contract negotiations with UPS runs deep. "The Teamsters have not forgotten the solidarity that your members showed us in 1997, when not one single IPA member crossed our picket lines," said the General President and General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in reference to the IBT's landmark 16-day strike of UPS.

    To read the entire letter click through the following link:
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    H and hall?
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It won't come down to this.
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I sure hope not.
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Not for you, anyhow.
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  6. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Only workers in the company that hold the upper hand unfortunately and sad to say.
  7. turbostixxx

    turbostixxx Brown Santa

    Glad to see this solidarity shown with the pilots who were there and wouldn't cross the lines in 97
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Care to expand on this?
  9. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Will you honor the pilots' strike and walk if asked to?
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'll do anything for a day off.
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    What does this mean. No movement of ups packages at any facility? or just to and from an airport location
  12. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Means we walk.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The company would lock us out anyway so it wouldn't matter what I may or may not do.
  14. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    Highly unlikely that a strike by the pilots would occur for several reasons.

    The Railway Labor Act is the labor law that oversees these negotiations. The National Mediation Board has not declared an impasse in the negotiations, a necessary precursor to a legal strike. If the board, which has been mediating the negotiations, determines talks are deadlocked it could start a 30-day countdown toward a legal strike or lockout.

    Even if the board cleared the way for a strike, Congress or the president could block it to prevent disruption in a key industry such as shipping.

    It is estimated that UPS delivers more than 6% of the American Gross Domestic Product and 2% of global GDP each and every day. Congress or the president would not allow a pilots strike to happen due to the damage it would cause to an already fragile economy.

    Strike authorization vote is a common tactic during negotiations and occurred during previous pilot contracts and they all were eventually signed. The fact that FedEx just signed their pilot agreement is also a positive sign things will get resolved.

    All just part of the management-labor contract negotiations dance.
  15. hdkappler

    hdkappler Member

    retired from ups.twelve years parttime in the real far as benefits go at ups they are the best.people in the real world would love to have what I had.there are people who work at my place can't afford a car.just be glad they have what they have.(I had no shoes and I complained;till I met a person who had no feet)free medical etc.
    what I mean to say people out here would love to have what they have.go back no work and forget the strike,be happy you have a job.
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  16. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    I'm sure your management team would let you in.

    Somebody has to shoulder the burden, and you seem to be uniquely qualified.
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nice story.

    Did you miss the part where this is about the pilots who have been working for 5 years without a contract?
  18. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    I'm sure he would climb over the fence barbed wire and all to get the hell back in
  19. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    You think it's fair that ups drags their feet for 5 years trying to come up with a contract... Typical bs from a corporation
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  20. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    If you work at air gateway then no volume for you on a daily basis. Air gateways might get some packages via commercial airlines or cargo airlines, mostly likely those packages will be from UPS main accounts, Express scripts, Government packages, Grainger, H. Schein, Apple, etc.

    It's peak season. Every peak season UPS airlines does not have lift capacity to move all the air volume. They contract other airlines to the move the volume. Glennlake most likely already has agreements in place with other air cargo airlines to move the volume in the event of strike. The ground hubs will just moving what air volume that can't get on a plane.