Thoughts of your local...

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by cafelatte, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    Good, Bad or Indifferent
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Our local what?
     
  3. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    well we can start with local union. Then we can always branch out from there
     
  4. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    No apostrophe in "thoughts."
     
  5. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    thank you wine
     
  6. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Good as can be
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Our local does a great job at getting people back to work after being terminated. Usually when they deserved being terminated. If I have an issue I only have to make a phone call and it will be returned that day. Sometimes I may not like the answer and sometimes management does not like the answer. Most of the time the Union weakness comes from a lack of members participation in enforcing their rights. So many times I have told new PTers to just make a phone call and a lot of "stuff" will end. Even PT jr when asked to come in early to do set up refuses because "I don't end up getting paid for it and just work for free." One of the easiest problems to get resolved. Just takes a phone call. Of course I have been battling a pay issue for the last month so I know how he feels. Of course having a $300.00 payroll correction makes it worthwhile.
     
  8. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    What local are you in?

    Oops, I forgot you're a wannabe.
     
  9. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I'm happy with my Local. When I call, they answer. When I have an issue, they help.
     
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    My local runs our Health benefits as well as our pension. Happy with both. Other than that, haven't had that much interaction.
     
  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Like my local. Have always fought for our rights under the contact. Does a lot to encourage participation in the local, and with the other unions in our area.
     
  12. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I am lucky to have such a great Local
     
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  13. upsmaninmi

    upsmaninmi Member

    Takes two weeks to get a response from ours. Only time we see them is when it's time to renew the "drive" donation.
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Your local has nothing to do with DRIVE.
     
  15. upsmaninmi

    upsmaninmi Member

    Apparently those are imposters wearing Teamster jackets that solicit us for money outside our hub once a year then. My mistake.
     
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  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No, those idiots do wear the jackets, but they are not from your local.

    Do you even know what DRIVE is? It's a PAC and all of the money raised is used to fund lobbyists who then try to further our interests in DC.
     
  17. upsmaninmi

    upsmaninmi Member

    Funny. One of them looks identical to our local Teamster rep that I have seen a handful of times over the course of the twenty years I've been at UPS. He was also here in 1997 to let us know the Teamsters didn't have any money to pay for our second week of being on strike. Now I pay them almost $90 a month. Looks like I'm the idiot.
     
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  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Well.... half of your DRIVE contribution goes to your Local, for local political issues.

    The rest goes to the IBT. Not a lot of members know that.


    My Local makes very judicious use, of the local funds by supporting candidates

    that can help the membership. (i.e. judges) ;)

    Most Local's don't send IBT reps in blind. They will have a BA go with them.

    I don't know why he would tell you that.

    Granted, the weekly benefit was only $50.00. But, if you did strike duty.... you were eligible.



    -Bug-
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We got one check for $55 and then had to pay union dues two weeks in a row to get caught up.
     
  20. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The local kept our check to pay Union dues.