My pension and healthcare are both Teamster run. Local 344

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by UPSBOT, May 17, 2013.


    UPSBOT When UPS Was Fun

    I retired last year and I'm not sure if any of this will effect me.:sick:
  2. The Milkman

    The Milkman Well-Known Member

    Lets hope are UNION Brothers and SISTERS do the right thing for us and their Future:dissapointed:
  3. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    Unfortunately too many of them are selfish and won't. I would suggest that the retiree's come together and attend the local contract meetings and try to explain the consequences of approving this agreement.
  4. smart girl

    smart girl New Member

    Actually we are doing that already. The healthcare issue will change for most, however,please call your hall and make an appointment to discuss changes. ,it is about all of us even the unborn.
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Union meetings, including contract meetings, are for union members only. It would be inappropriate for retirees to attend any union meeting. Using your logic, we should also invite spouses and children.
  6. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    We allow retiree's to attend all of our local's union meetings out of respect. (I'm not sure, but I believe some of them still pay their dues out of respect for the union.)
  7. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Thank God my wife cant go!!!More beer for me!!!and less nagging!
  8. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    No, neither the pension nor healthcare pertains to you. The healthcare is staying the same and the pension hasn't even been figured out yet. The actuary didn't get the dollar values until a week ago this past Tuesday.
  9. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    That's pretty harsh, even for you, Upstate. Our retirees do all of the planning and meal service at our local. There's a solid core of 15 or so of them that really help make the union meetings run smoothly. They aren't allowed to vote on motions but they're certainly present and encouraged to speak their piece.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I respectfully disagree---their time has passed---it is time for those to follow to pick up the ball and run with it.
  11. UPS Preloader

    UPS Preloader Active Member

    If their time has passed, maybe they shouldn't be allow to post on the BC as well.
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That is up to the members as a whole to decide. My feelings on this subject are well-known and do not need to be repeated.
  13. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    So you think that hoax should not post on bc since he is retired as well??
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    All retiree's are always welcome at every meeting in local 407.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Google "relevance".
  16. Necropostophiliac

    Necropostophiliac Well-Known Member

  17. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Everyone on this forum is entitled to their opinions. I realize that I am in the vast minority on this topic but I am still entitled to my opinion.

    Our local will be having a contract meeting either next weekend or the following. IMO it would be inappropriate for anyone other than a current member of that local to attend this meeting. Stink mentioned he may make the ride up to Boston for the Local 25 meeting. IMO Local 25 is quite capable of forming their own opinions and it would not be his place to simply show up and express his opinions on the proposed contract----he can do that at his local's contract meeting. If it were me in the audience I would be like "who the hell is this guy".
  19. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I Googled 'relevance". Didn't see your name or Hoax. You're entitled to an opinion, but that doesn't mean it will make a lick of sense. You're a cold, lonely voice in the dark, son. Why on earth would the retirees not be allowed to attend any Teamster meeting? That is ignorant on so many levels, it doesn't make sense to address the many ways. I suppose, according to your holier than thou thinking, that the Teamsters from the other companies should file out of the hall when a UPS topic is addressed. If we had very many Teamsters like you, we would be gone in ten years.
  20. upsset

    upsset Member

    In my local retirees are considered members (inactive) and are always welcome at meetings