Corporate Greed, Spineless Union

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sissy Brown Short Shorts, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Shiiid i dont mine working a 6 punch i worked alot of them last year. I signed the volunteer sheet almost 2 months ago but haven't came in on Saturday yet. Its always the same senior drivers thats on the 9.5 list that works the 6 punch. Usually when one of them cant come in i get the call.
  2. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    You are correct, the Teamsters especially leaders excel in those
  3. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    Part of the Union"s job is to protect jobs. Look at our competition. Walk outside any Sunday and you'll see Amazon drivers delivering making $15
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  4. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    Been considering making use of my letters of eligibility in a few trades once spring comes ... thing is, on smooth days and routes I know decently, I remember why I chose this job. Hard to say whether it's worth sticking out the 6 day weeks or starting over again, but that's life.
  5. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    The union leadership is much more concerned with generating additional union dues, therefore we get 22.4 positions, etc.
  6. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    The Union could have generated more dues income by higher paid delivery drivers and higher paid PT employees. Something else is going on.
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    No, they want more jobs. Better to keep a revolving door of initiation fees rolling in.
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  8. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    That's right.

    One of our stewards (posted on this forum!) actually was glad when I was injured at work

    he said for me to just quit so someone new could have my job and the union could get more initiation fees, instead of me going through the workers comp. process.

    That's your union
  9. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Did you suggest that he should quit so a new employee could be hired that may actually become a good steward?
  10. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    This thread isn't about you.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

  12. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    22.4s are part of the solution to our competition's wages. Do you really think Amazon is going to give us volume on Sundays with UPS paying drivers nearly $75 an hour? How would "Wally's Parcel Service" negotiate pricing for Amazon delivery on Sundays? Not trying to be an :censored2: just looking for honest and real dialogue
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  13. browndevil

    browndevil Well-Known Member

    Your steward is not properly representing you. Anyone want to challenge him/her in an election?
  14. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    @Wally what would you do??
  15. He would mind his own Damn business after he cut and fertilize his lawn
  16. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Sometimes you have to say no. They want us to deep discount? No way. Negotiate a 12 month contract. No deal, no peak.
  17. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You don't need 22.4's. Hire regular drivers to work 5 days.