Ballot count

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by uber, May 29, 2013.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    Who's responsible for counting the ballots? Where does it take place? Is it legit?
  2. Future

    Future Victory Ride

  3. InsideUPS

    InsideUPS Active Member

    The same people who "Unanimously Approved" the tentative agreement.

    Now.....doesn't that make you feel better about the legitimacy of your vote?
  4. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Very untrue.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There is an independent firm which handles this. I believe they are based in Maryland. It is 100% legit---you will see why when you get your ballot.
  6. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    I was just wondering the same thing. I wonder if the TA will also get a unanimous vote from all members.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is this your first contract?

    The process to vote is clearly spelled out. There is a certain order in which you must assemble your ballot for mailing----failure to follow this or any of the other directions will disqualify your ballot. You mark your ballot(s), put them in an unmarked envelope which in turn is placed in to a pre-addressed, postage paid (?) envelope for mailing. (I forget whether the union pays the postage or not---I'm pretty sure they do). The ballot must be postmarked by a certain date and received at the processing center by a certain date or it will be discarded. Once at the processing center the ballots are opened, the votes counted and the result(s) announced. This is the one thing that the union does that it is above reproach.
  8. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Impossible. What one loves another hates. The only way to satisfy every member will result in the destruction of UPS.
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    PAS was hinting at the possiblity of ballot tampering.
  10. Newfire

    Newfire New Member

    Upstate can you please try to clarify this for me I know you've been around a good while so I trust your knowledge. Steward told me that any ballot not returned at all can be counted as a yes vote. Any truth to that? That you know of.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This is untrue. Any ballot not returned is simply not counted.