Members Not Voting

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Casca, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Whither

    Whither Scofflaw

    Good question, I can only say my local (RTW state) doesn't seem terribly proactive. I've never had a problem piping up for myself, but you'd think that if the union wanted to encourage rank and file participation and maintaining -- hell, improving -- working conditions, new members would go through at least a rudimentary training comparable to drive school and the packet.

    It's no secret that most new hires are used to working in unorganized/'at-will' workplaces and that the workforce in general doesn't have a lot of self-respect ...
     
  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I most likely have paid more Dollars in Union dues then you ever will.
     
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  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    How's that.... ?
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Seems like that’s where we are now :thumbup1:
     
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  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    @PT Car Washer

    Was just wondering about your contention ?
     
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    He likely doesn't realize that "BigUnionGuy"s typically pay the highest dues in their Local....as long as they are "BigUnionGuy"s???
     
  7. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    My "contention" is I have paid my dues, and am entitled to my opinion. If you agree or not.
     
  8. Boywondr

    Boywondr Newbie Doo

    Wut?
     
  9. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Dude;

    I wasn't ragging on you about it. I know you are a "red-circled" pre 1982

    and we both started around the same time. We have to be close....



    Exactly.

    The highest paying dues members in my Local are UPS.

    Be glad you don't have pilots.... ;)
     
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  10. Grey

    Grey Active Member

    When is the vote?
     
  11. Boywondr

    Boywondr Newbie Doo

    Who is running?
     
  12. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    They are too busy posting Trump Memes to vote.
     
  13. truckofdreams

    truckofdreams Member

    Not only due most members not get involved without fear of retaliation now there is starting to become a divide in our center/building 22.4 vs rpcd they have already started giving them the better earlier start times example 5:30am 7am work that was considered extra work. And now having them cover drivers pick ups and take work off them to get them in at 8 hours or less. But many drivers want the extra ot but now the 22.4s are getting 50-60 hours a week and the rpcd are getting 40-45 the 22.4 believe they deserve the extra money because they make less per hour while the rpcd feel they should get the work because of seniority. Let’s see how local 79 handles this mess. I’m sure this is how ups wants us to act. Old war strategy divide and then conquer.
     
  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    That's the lamest excuse ever.

    Drivers that are afraid of "retaliation" have access to the grievance procedure.



    It's a different job classification.

    Extra work.... has been defined as work "unplanned or scheduled".



    The members (almost) unanimously voiced their opinion.

    They didn't want to work weekends, and wanted reduction in overtime.


    The IBT delivered.... yet people.... still complain.

    Vote next time.



    -Bug-
     
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  15. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    And nobody saw this coming

    SMH
     
  16. truckofdreams

    truckofdreams Member

    I’m in a rtw state so the union sucks down here. Everyone is happy now that there working 8 and gate until there take home is only 1k then they complain they want more hours but never file on anything. Great example don’t live beyond your means. All the Drivers with the brand new Chevy and ford diesel trucks are freaking out because they lived off the ot some have brand new boats that there like I need to average 55 hours a week. I hope next contract the members get there act together because at this rate there will be no union in the next 20 years. Good thing I have 6 more to go.[/QUOTE]
     
  17. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Delivered- nice choice with that one. But as usual, your heroes brought a knife to a gun fight. Probably actually brought a stick.
     
  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    And exactly.... what have you done for the Union ?