Notice: Central States Operations Will Continue During Partial Office Worker Strike

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by crazyeyes, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. crazyeyes

    crazyeyes Member

    This is a copy of an email I got


    Dear Participants,

    On March 15, a Teamsters Local 743 bargaining unit consisting of approximately 380 Central States Funds office workers went on strike.

    Central States and the bargaining unit’s representatives have been engaged in contract negotiations since April 2018. On March 14, Central States made a Last, Best and Final offer that it believes was fair and reasonable. The Union’s negotiating committee recommended that the bargaining unit accept Central States’ offer. Despite the negotiating committee’s endorsement, the bargaining unit voted to reject the offer by a vote of 180 to 171.

    Our goal is to always provide the highest quality service to our members, Local Unions and contributing Employers. While Call Center wait times may increase during the strike, Central States will strive to continue operations with no disruption in administering healthcare benefits, paying pension benefits and collecting employer contributions. However, due to our reduced staffing, we will only be able to handle urgent and critical matters on the phones. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    We hope to arrive at a mutually agreeable contract with the bargaining unit as soon as possible.

    Thank you,

    Thomas C. Nyhan
    Executive Director
    Central States Funds
     
  2. crazyeyes

    crazyeyes Member

    This is from the Teamcare website
    Notice: Central States Operations Will Continue During Partial Office Worker Strike
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    FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

    On March 15, a Teamsters Local 743 bargaining unit consisting of approximately 380 Central States Funds office workers went on strike.

    Central States and the bargaining unit’s representatives have been engaged in contract negotiations since April 2018. On March 14, Central States made a Last, Best and Final offer that it believes was fair and reasonable. Even though the Union’s negotiating committee endorsed the offer, the bargaining unit voted to reject it by a vote of 180 to 171.

    Our goal is to always provide the highest quality service to our members, Local Unions and contributing Employers. While Call Center wait times may increase during the strike, Central States will strive to continue operations with no disruption in administering healthcare benefits, paying pension benefits and collecting employer contributions. However, due to our reduced staffing, we will only be able to handle urgent and critical matters on the phones. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

    Questions can be submitted via our secure message center by logging in now.

    We appreciate your patience during this time. We hope to arrive at a mutually agreeable contract with the bargaining unit as soon as possible.
     
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    They put the UPS members to shame.... as far as voting participation.
     
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  4. BuckyBadger

    BuckyBadger Member

    I can guarantee the voting numbers would be a lot higher if it was a simple majority to win...

    We will be on strike right now if it were worded as a simple majority rather than all this other garbage.
     
  5. Dragon

    Dragon Package Center Manager

    Wait...What!...is this a union operation striking an office that handles Union business?

    This will be interesting....
     
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  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    How many Central State employees are part time working for a Teamster negotiated wage package that is barely above state and federal minimums, with no benefits for a year???

    Apples and oranges....
     
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  7. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    You mean they are making more than $120 a week.

    UPS Package Division will probably never reach the 50% threshold.

    The Teamster Local clowns should have been outside the gates or even inside the UPS centers with lap top computers encouraging a vote.

    They knew it would not reach 50%
     
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  8. How many are part timers that have no insurance and get $10 an hour? With a 3.5 hr guarantee?
     
  9. Butt out scab.
     
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  10. Sorry, I didnt read your post before posting.
     
  11. They figured it done after the strike vote %s were realized.
     
  12. DELACROIX

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Just great..figures, I been sick for the last 3 weeks...
     
  13. Casca

    Casca Member

    Teamsters Sisterhood and Brotherhood backing each other up ?...interesting....very interesting....
     
  14. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Haven't you espoused the "big" talk of wanting to become an elected Union leader ?

    How would you handle all the criticism, of never doing anything right ?
     
  15. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    I bet they don’t have 60% of the members that are part timers who live with mom and dad and smoke pot and play fortnite on the weekends....do they???
     
  16. brownIEman

    brownIEman Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Is the employer here trying to get concessions that the labor members do not agree to? The employer is clearly a failing institution, financially speaking, so it would seem some concessions would be in order.
     
  17. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    I would take full responsibility; and not blame or threaten the members.

    If I were responsible for this garbage 22.4 position and it results in RPCDs not getting enough hours for a full years pension credit while 22.4s do; I would resign. I would have failed the entire membership.

    Every Single RPCD should have the right to reach 1801 hours before a single 22.4 does.
     
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  18. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    You still don't know what articles of the Central region apply ?
     
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Start out buy doing something right
    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Doubt it.

    Because it is a simple majority to win "if" the voting numbers are high enough.

    Wouldn't you think that would get more people to vote? To hit that 50% to make it a simple majority?

    No we wouldn't.

    I agree. But that would have defeated the prime directive.

    I know a lot are transient and don't care, or are not informed, but this would not be an issue if they voted.

    But the teamster leadership does not want them to vote, so there are no attempts to educate them about how they can control the entire contract, with their vote.
     
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