Local Strike Fund?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 542thruNthru, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    So my local sent out a ballot to vote on starting a local strike fund.
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    I was wondering if anyone of you guys/girls have a local strike fund. Curious how much you contribute yearly. If you feel it's helped your local members. Any thoughts on it at all really.
     
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  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    We have one here. After all is said and done it's like $50 a week for each member .
     
  3. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Maybe your local could move some money from your unlimited caviar/breadsticks/limo service for retirees fund.
     
  4. They have been taking a couple bucks a month out since after the strike of 97
     
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    $50 a week. I don't believe you.

    Why would you lie to me sweetheart.
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    We tried to start one before and it was voted down. This one will be $2 a week max $104 a month.
     
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am being serious .
     
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Has it helped your local with negotiations? I understand UPS is different but I mean with smaller local companies.
     
  9. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Wow $50 a week is crazy. That would never pass here. People are upset about $2 a week. How does a PT worker afford that!
     
  10. Ours is 5 X our dues per month for the strike fund
     
  11. Honestly I don't know the answer to that
     
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    And give up the local 542 buffet! You must be crazy!
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  13. rod

    rod retired and happy

    What for? You will never see another strike at UPS. Too many pusillanimous.
     
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  14. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Poor Rod. I see the mind is going fast lately. The local is more then just UPS. Also just in case you've forgotten. The IBT is more then just UPS also. You may have forgot when you sold your PT brothers down the river for a pay raise. ;)
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Maybe some day PT will take enough interest in contract negotiations (but I doubt it) to band together for their own good but in the meantime the squeaky wheel always gets the grease. Don't blame the drivers for PT problems. I am well aware that the IBT is more than just UPS BUT UPS is the bread and butter for them.
     
  16. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    UPS and Teamsters will never strike, there is too much profit to be made..
     
  17. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    I think Inde meant the weekly benefit is $50
     
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The last strike I was involved in we got 50 bucks a week and had to give that right back plus something like 35 more to keep our health and welfare plans current. :-)
     
  19. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    You son of a b*tch!
     
  20. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    Please put Dave’s face on that