Union Politics - I love TDU

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by hyena, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    I know its going against status quo but TDU has done nothing but inform us. Can we get some love? I appreciate all responses even if they go against what I believe. Its called be opened minded people. Thanx to all who participate in advance.
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  2. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    I do appreciate TDU for information I couldn't have gotten elsewhere. However, they clearly have an agenda. So does the IBT rank and file. Both sides seem to be typical politicians... you have to take everything they say with a grain of salt.

    I don't identify myself by who I voted for in the last election. Union members throughout history have been able to accomplish more for the American workforce than any unchecked politician ever would have, because they were informed and tenacious. Knowledge IS power.
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  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's 7:24 and TDU still sucks a big one.
  4. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    TDU built up a bad reputation over the years with its candidates they fronted to the members, and the criticism was warranted, however, they have provided some valuable information on their website over those same years that cannot be questioned.

    In some cases, they have been first to provide valuable information to the members before the IBT or Locals have.

    However, with this contract negotiation, the portion of the membership who are not rolled up with the current administration will take a second look at TDU for the next election cycle.

    The same parrots can continue to name call the group all they want, but that will not have any effect on the consideration.

    The membership now knows what the "status" quo has gotten them in the last two contracts, and why wait for a third?

    Concessions is NEVER a strong suit. Losing our healthcare benefits to an inferior plan costing us thousands of dollars will be the backbreaker for Both Hoffa and hall.

    They will be no way for Hoffa/hall to overcome this fact. Its almost an automatic 140K votes against them next time around.

    Hoffa better seriously consider retiring as he is indicating privately.


  5. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    bad watchdog is better than no watchdog
  6. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    I love tdu
  7. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    I doubt TDU would even still exist if it werent for the negligent lack of communication from our teamster leaders. They guard information like the CIA, only informing us of events long after it is relevent
  8. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    TDU had a place in the late 70's. Now they are the National Enquirer of union information. There is not one positive piece that comes from them. They realized that they can make a lot of money off of the fears of the weak and timid. The ones that "love" TDU, apparently hate our union. And that doesn't sit well with me.
  9. cynic

    cynic New Member

    I have to say I do appreciate the information that TDU's site publishes. Love or hate their message, they have provided far more communication than either the national or locals have - and I attend our local's meetings. The IBT is, IMO, their own "enemy" when it comes to communicating frequently to the membership. People appreciate updates - even if the update is "we have no further information to provide you since our last update". It's lets them/us know someone is minding the shop.
  10. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Active Member

    As long as our teamster leaders withhold information like communist china does, we will need the TDU
  11. cynic

    cynic New Member

    Wait, maybe that explains the UPS expansion in China? Is IBT to follow?

    They could always blame such limited updates to members on the "Great Firewall of China" - but TDU beware - you'd be jailed as dissidents.

    Inquiring minds want to know!!!
  12. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    It's 9:08 on a Sunday night and tdu still sucks.
  13. wide load

    wide load Well-Known Member

  14. hyena

    hyena I shut down BC

    Thanx @turdferguson for giving Kermit his rightful place in this thread
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  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Vote Cat!
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  16. Lead Belly

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  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    As long as its a cat we will take that as a vote
  18. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    I've spent hours with the man. He's nothing to right home about.
  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Cat is a force of good. We need Cat, we deserve Cat.Cat is the future and with cat we will rise to our former glory
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  20. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Not with the guy I met.