What happened after the 97 strike was over?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ManInBrown, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I wasn't a UPS employee back then. Did all drivers that went on strike get their jobs back when the strike was over? Did the company cherry pick drivers they wanted gone? Also PT employees?
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    All the drivers came back to work, including the ones that crossed the picket line. A lot of PTers who walked the picket line lost their jobs. The reason given was because of lost volume. The high seniority PTers who stayed were working double sorts for well over a year and making buku bucks.
     
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  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    All employees kept their jobs.
    The ones that crossed the line were treated very fairly by management because management realized the Union would not represent them as required by law.
    Many picket crossers that had accidents were not given warning or suspension letters to show thanks.
     
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  4. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    When the strike was over, it was back to work. Since the two sides came up with an agreement everyone had their job, by seniority if there was enough work for them.Think of it like an extension but we weren't working. The company was under contract again so they couldn't cherry pick employees.
     
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    How were the ones that crossed the picket line treated by hourlies that didn't when the strike was over. I know it's a personal decision and everyone has to do whats right for them but I couldn't imagine crossing the picket line. Wouldn't be for me.
     
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my building the drivers that crossed were treated with more respect then they deserved. Union members were warned not to create a hostile environment . Most employees just wanted to get back to work. The scab drivers were not treated any better or worse by management for crossing.
     
  7. ducktape

    ducktape Member

    They beat us like dogs when we returned. All they kept saying is volumes down.
     
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  8. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I know it's a long time ago but if you remember or talked to any at the time why did they cross?
    Needed the money or were afraid when the strike was over they wouldn't get their job back?
     
  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    Orion happened. We can never go on strike again. We will do like the last contract. Work till the union concession fest. Then the members won't vote again
     
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Lots and lots of retribution.
     
  11. robot

    robot Large Member

    In my feeder department the scabs are blacklisted out of sleeper runs. The only way a scab can run a sleeper is if they win a bid. They are never asked to cover when someone is on vacation.

    We had a scab win a run a few years ago. His codriver got blacklisted and whenever one of them was on vacation they had to put the whole run up for bid or contractor had to run it. It was understood that if anyone covered for the scabs they'd be blacklisted by the other drivers.

    Some of the top hands still don't talk to a few of the scabs in our department.
     
  12. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Where I work, everyone knows who was a scab. No violence, but very few people talk to those scabs. Of course, those that crossed weren't exactly popular before the strike. Strange people do strange things.
     
  13. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    I think the ones who crossed got flack for awhile and then things were back to normal. The ones who crossed may be dues paying members and can't vote on anything. Ooooooh what a penalty since about 60% of members don't vote anyway. I'm wondering if any supervisors drove routes out to drivers who weren't on the line and had them work, and then the supervisor would drive the truck back to the building.
     
  14. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    I agree with Orion. But here's the thing. Go to the FedEx forum and read about them Bitc*ing and moaning about the pay. And how they would love to work at UPS. They wouldn't stick it out for 4 years to get to top pay. No one in their right mind would do this job on 4 year progression. It takes someone with a special work ethic to be willing to wait four years. These kids today don't have that ethic. The drivers on the new contract are already crying at my building about having to wait 4 years. Its a long wait to make good money while your body gets beat to hell
     
  15. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I like it. Bad behavior has consequences.

    EVERYONE knows who the scabs are here. Most have nicknames that indicate as such.
     
  16. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    We had one scab... They peed in his locker until he quit..,
     
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  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    "They"? Really.
     
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  18. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    I ignore the scabs.

    If we are caught verbally abusing them, we would be in trouble.

    Most just ignore the 2 or 3 left in my building.

    It's sort of strange, like they are blackballed.

    Justice, if you ask me.
     
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  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The one driver that I remember crossed because he did not know if he would be able to make his Corvette payment. Others crossed because they were non Union believers. No PTers crossed in my building and many lost their jobs because of it.
     
  20. shepski79

    shepski79 New Member

    Let's hope it never happens again. ORION. Lots of illegal immigrants looking for work. UPS would have lots of new workers