Our UPS Teamster negotiating team...what are their qualifications?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Hroller, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Hroller

    Hroller Member

    The labor agent that has been visiting our center and pushing hard for the yes vote....had a conversation with me.
    I asked him "what are your qualifications to negotiate a multi-billion dollar contract with professional business people?"
    His answer...…"I was driver....I was a union steward"


    My thoughts...."you sure have a high opinion of yourself"
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  2. @BigUnionGuy. Please help with this.
  3. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    "I was elected into office.... And you weren't."
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  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Many, many people are part of the negotiations including lawyers. You want local officials in the negotiations because they are closer to us and know the issues better. I'm not saying they are all qualified but trust me your BA is not personally negotiating this contract.
  5. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    The BA would have served the OP better by taking two minutes to explain the process.
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I don't disagree with that one bit. Though I don't know what type of attitude was used when asking.
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  7. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Does seem like a loaded question, for sure.
  8. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    IOW they admit to failing at life and falling back on working for the union. I don't think that is a high opinion. :D
  9. Lol. Thank you for explaining the qualifications someone has to negotiating cbas.
    It's always touted and asked here:

    "So what makes you qualified to negotiate a contract?".

    Now we have it. That explains a lot.
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    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    They do have "Lawyers"..

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    "Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you".

    Monty Python...
  12. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    "Professional Business People" is absurd.

    The company negotiators are UPS labor managers. The same ones that used to be

    hub supervisors, center mangers, feeder managers, etc.... that were just promoted

    to work in the labor dept. All their names are listed in the back of the contract.

  13. Dulce Bombón

    Dulce Bombón I'm Legal Gringo! UPS Latina Heat! Haters ❤ me!

    My name is Dennis Taylor, UPS Negotiator, Damn It!!! Stop digging on my credentials!:nervoussmiley:


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  14. Tony Q

    Tony Q Well-Known Member

    Some of us have degrees. These degrees are over rated though. Decades of negotiations Farr outrank a degree.
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  15. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    The negotiating team did very little. Some of them were kicked out when they tried to inform the members of major changes in wages and working conditions.

    It was Taylor and UPS. The concession stand was open and Taylor used our money to pay for concessions. Taylor has us a voting for a paycut.
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  16. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    Best we can hope for is this TA gets voted down and Taylor stays at a Holiday Inn Express during round 2 negotiations.
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  17. Many are less than professional.
    Pompous liars at times and over bearing.
    They're not there to bring justice but to protect the (glass) shield.
  18. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    So how is being a driver and a steward "failing at life". Or are you saying getting elected (by ones peers) to represent others interests is "failing"?

    But then again pardon me for questioning your experience with failure, it seems a subject you've mastered.
  19. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    There is nothing "cool" about living either one.
  20. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    It wasn't a question of being cool.
    Your poorly worded post was a slam on thousands of people you know nothing about.
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