Banner plane

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by JimJimmyJames, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    On word of mouth info I heard today it seems the Teamsters, and I am assuming it was Local 177, hired a banner plane to fly past the Edison building in NJ yesterday. I was told that Bloomberg was doing a news piece at the time on UPS and may have caught the plane on camera. The banner supposedly accused the company of being unsafe.

    I believe it was last year that Local 177 bought billboard space off the NJ Turnpike that also accused the company of being unsafe.

    I did a web search for more info but came up with zilch.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I heard it had a picture of a 3 point seat belt on the banner.
  3. chestermechanic

    chestermechanic New Member

    gotta love my local keep up the good work Local 177 !
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  5. EmerCond421

    EmerCond421 Member

    Beat me to it Over9Five; was trying to figure out how to post that here. Thanks. 421
  6. Yes it's true. Local 177 did hire a banner plane and also gave out flyers in the parking lot about treating the works bad. They also had two billboards on the NJ turnpike. I got pics of the banner on the turnpike but not the plane. Yes the LP people did get pictures of the plane. GO 177.

    9 7 08 teamster poster on turnpike me matt and tim (10).jpg
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Not trying to offend anyone, but I have to wonder why Local 177 can't handle this without the (costly) dramatics? Have the normal channels not worked?
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I mean, putting this out for the public to see could result in loss of volume AND Teamster jobs.
  9. Why don't they do something briiliant, like picket some of our biggest Customers, like the airline mechanics are doing?????
  10. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I have a novel idea.......

    why doesn't the company honor the contract and none of this would have to happen.
  11. The Union will not agree that their members should share in the costs of their health care. It's a proven fact, that people will think twice about most things if it's coming out of their own pocket.
  12. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Its a shame that I can only give 1 positive rep for this sentence!

  13. JimJimmyJames

    JimJimmyJames Big Time Feeder Driver

    Why should we agree?

    I was unaware that we are renegotiating our current contract.
  14. BROWN430

    BROWN430 New Member

  15. BROWN430

    BROWN430 New Member

    LMAO That video is sweet. The look of those two suits in the parking lot is priceless . They look like two lost kids about to shat in their pants. It's like they always say ..........BE PREPARED EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Do you think they left them selves an out or are they going to take the path of least resistance??????????? LOL
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would be :censored2: if my local wasted our funds like this. This was poorly thought out and will come back to bite them in the butt.
  17. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Ups has there own banner plane here. They have a sup drive an irreg train around the hub stating it's ok for management to do teamster work for all to see.Honor the contract ? "sure they do,not !"
  18. Sorry...
    I'm in the Airline and the ($43./hour) Aircraft Mechanics are contemplating a strike. They are in negotiations with the company for the last 3 years.
    They claim it's the company's fault, but I think it's 50/50.
    They picket some of our major Customers which may backfire on Them, You, & me!~
    What do you make an hour and work 10+ hours a day???
  19. thelus

    thelus Package Car Whipping Boy

    how long have you worked at UPS to know UPS blocks the normal channels at every turn
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I've been here for 20 years and have never had a problem with reception.:wink2: