Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by clean hairy, Mar 31, 2020.
Saw this on Msn...
Intersting where we came in?
31 Largest Worker Strikes In American History
Where? I didn’t see ups mentioned.
Did you scroll through them?
#19 has the UPS logo
Hard to miss....
I did and missed that, thanks. Also read a few of the linked articles.
That $52 a week was a hard pill to swallow back then. I coould only buy an eighth at the time.
They took the second week's strike pay for union dues but they brought us hot dogs to cook on the strike line. Could've at least brought us corn on the cob too! Lol
My picket line was right next to a bar. It's not there anymore but they made some serious jack back then. Two fisted on the line. Good thing it didn't last long back then, lol.
It was great seeing the public support. Those were the days.
The Police Dept. in my town was even members of our same Teamster Local. We pretty much had free reign. Twice UPS brought in a management driven feeder (They were empty but UPS want us to believe it was business as usual) they were met at the UPS building by the Police and had to show their Class A licenses.
You know it buddy. We were national news. Back then I took it as a mini vacation though I couldn't buy as much weed. I had to become frugal. That time set me on a course for the better.
The company was still moving air to Louisville every night. I saw about 4 package cars in the parking lot across from the big truck stop by the interstate so I pulled over and asked the supervisors why they didnt meet at the truck stop by the letter box.
The look of terror that came across their faces was hilarious. They said "No way!".
People were so sensitive back then.
Louisville guy here. I remember being walked out after a talking to by Tom Trenamen(sp?). He came out with his usual 3 buttons unbuttoned shirt and his gold chains. Smoking cigs. I remember someone telling him no smoking on the ramp. "I DGAF!" he said. I loved Tom.
Yeah, we were on the first shift strike group when the center manager came to the strike line to chat. About 5 min later one of the ORS drove a pkg car back onto the lot and one of our veteran drivers said "Hey, I dont think ol JR has his seat belt on!" The center manager said "yeah he's wearing it." Now, everyone is watching ol JR and when he stopped the truck he stood straight up without unbuckling a seat belt. The center manager was hacked off. Oops.
Double standards. Stupid people. Busted. What a joke.
I've been to LouKy many times. Want a date? Hang out by the small sort back then. Wow.
Sorry I am married, lol!
I was too.
I didnt touch.
Notified ... well maybe skip that one.
The company line lol. Leave yourself an out!
For the most part the public was very supportive; however, we lost some of that support when the local paper decided to include our wage and benefit package specifics in an article they ran about the strike. After that ran we heard quite a few "get your overpaid butts back to work!" from those who made quite a bit less and did not have benefits.
How would you hear them saying that to striking workers?
You weren't there.
I'm guessing you probably provided the information.
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