Has anyone noticed stewards becoming weak all of a sudden?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BIGBROWNLONGHORN, Jul 24, 2009.



    Like talking drivers out of filing 9.5 s because we were all heavy that week sounds fishy
  2. partykid

    partykid New Member

    Ours has filed so many I cant count!!!
  3. bigblu 2 you

    bigblu 2 you Active Member

    sounds like a good time for you to throw your hat in the ring and run for steward,...no more fishy business then.
  4. Dustyroads

    Dustyroads New Member

    Not in our building, they are tops!
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Ours has been on lay-off for so long I can't remember her name or what she looks like.:sad-little: It's been so long since she was there, they asked me to sit in on labor meetings this morning.
  6. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    what a glorious thing to be able to work for a thriving company and discuss ways to have your union reps more aggressively attack your company while so many others are out of work. :happy-very:
  7. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I was told that our local does not have any "runnings" for stewards under our new leadership. It is all hand-picking. :knockedout:
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    We have had it go either way. Our last steward was elected but when the BA appointed an alternate the elected steward quit. So the alternate then became steward by default. The elected steward quitting was the best thing that could have happened for us.
  9. MechanicForBrown

    MechanicForBrown Prblm found,part on order

    In the IAM our stewards have super seniority in a lay off situation. Hows that work in the teamsters?
  10. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    There is no super seniority described in the national contract but some supplements do have it. New England supplement does for example. Not sure about which other regions.
  11. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Same in Central States. Seniority is seniority. In our local stewards are elected. If there is a need for another steward between elections he/she must be nominated at a union meeting. Then the BA and stewards present decide if he/she shall become a steward.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I am also in Central States and our building is only allowed one 'official' steward. He was elected and does not have to pay union dues. There are 2 assistant stewards, but they have to pay their dues.

  13. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    The most frequent and loudest criticisms always seem to come from the least willing to step forward.
  14. jennie

    jennie New Member

    I work inside and our stewards are always there for ya.
  15. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    If more drivers would file 9.5s we would have more drivers working.

    Look I'm sorry that you sups did not get your raises. I'm sorry that the company you bleed for lied to you and said that they might have to close the doors because of low volume. And I'm sorry that you have to jump in every thread just to slay the union.
  16. anonymous6

    anonymous6 Guest

    there u go.
  17. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I'm just wondering why it takes so damn long for us to get a replacement once the steward steps down. I guess its the fact that the union hall calls the shots and we are like 50 miles away from it. I think we should be able to just hold our election and send the results to the hall without having to wait on them to find the time to come down.


    What about center manager taking 19 stops off union steward and del himself so they wont be missed sounds fishy
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    thats beyond fishy. :sick:
  20. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    File a grievance on it and get your self paid. Use another steward, that is unless of course some drivers don't have any stones themselves!