PRAYING FOR A STRIKE IN AUGUST !!!

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by gorilla75jdw, May 25, 2018.

  1. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Hello all , I'm no different than any of you guys other than I got big cojones (just a personal observation of my 43 year old self ) . Proud to be a 25 year full time Teamster (shifter) and a 24 year Steward at Local 480 (White's Creek) . My brothers and I walked the line in 97 , beat on scabs trailers , blocked supervisors from driving into our hub , tossed nails into the entrance to flatten tires , slingshot wheel bearings at the bright flood lights the company positioned into place to watch us picketing , drank plenty of adult beverages , grilled out and ate well in our makeshift camps etc. etc. . I could only imagine the fun we would have this go around , "IF" we are ordered to strike . Of course I already gave a big "YES" vote to the recently mailed out strike authorization, without that we don't give our representatives any leverage at all , it's like showing up to a gunfight , with no bullets or gun and blindfolded . Personally I do not wish for a strike , unfortunately the company we work for , with all their unreasonable numbers they put on us from unloading packages, Orion, idle times , backing , air , etc etc are incredibly unrealistic forced on us by nerds in cubicles at corporate in Atlanta who have never performed any of these jobs physically (Tetris on your kids IPAD does not count as loading a trailer IMHO.) Striking atleast once in a career UPSer should be a necessary requirement , for the simple fact of showing what actual "UNITY" can achieve ,and yes I do agree the 97 strike did not achieve much , but it did show the company and us Teamsters as well that the consequences can be devastating (losing customers ,revenue,trust etc etc) . But now is the time to get the most bang for our buck ,meaning the company has invested BILLION$$$$ into our infrastructure with planes , tractors , package cars and let's not forget all the new Hubs and expansions to existing hubs like my own hell hole (White's Creek Nashville Tennessee). We have their backs to the wall . With a nationwide shortage of CDL licensed drivers , the company's rigorous package car numbers/expectations ,not to mention the "failure to launch MELINNIUAL Generation kids , the company will be hurting for reliable licensed folks to run our loads/routes which are already hard,unreasonable ,unrealistic to begin with . Also but lets not forget the more important aspect of with President Trumps tax cuts to big business , other company's AT&T , Boeing ,Wal Mart (long list , Google it ) most of those company's gave out bonuses to their employees and made the public they were doing so and pointing out Trumps tax cuts was the sole reason why , meanwhile U.P.S is projected to gain/net a "6" "SIX" BILLION DOLLAR profit this year and has not done shyt for us ,but will regularly say that they cannot give out those perks all the other company's are doing simply because our "contract/UNION "prevents them from doing so , (WHICH IS TOTALLY FALSE ,just factually speaking , without any stipulations our Locals would never ,ever turn down any "bonuses,jobs (preferably full time) or anything that would be rewarding , WTH, we can't even get turkeys or shotguns anymore (yes shotguns,they were gifted back in the day ,some of y'all will dispute this but they did let employees pick those out as retirement or some sort of milestone type of reward, but oh well ). So yes , let's kick their ass , we should cease the moment , DON'T BE SKEERED !!! . My personal advice is have atleast a minimum of "3" weeks pay put back in savings , do not schedule any medical procedures or appointments during the first 2 weeks of August 2018 (my wife has postponed a major cancer preventative surgery ,in which she currently does not have cancer ,but did test positive for tge gene , but its nit immanent and we can put it on hold , sorry TMI,just didnt want folks to get the wrong idea . But an infection or setback during a strike with no insurance could be financially catastrophic (keep in mind not all regions insurances are the same , some regions might cover their members during a strike , others might not , call your Local Business agent and check) . Basically just have your bases covered . Sorry so long , rant over. One love , Unity , Be strong ,be proud ,be a Teamster !!!!!
     
    • Like x 12
    • Beer x 10
    • Agree x 2
    • Funny x 2
    • Winner x 2
    • Old x 2
    • Friendly x 1
    • Useful x 1
    • Optimistic x 1
    • Creative x 1
    • List
  2. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    One of best posts ever.




    People are gonna knock you for length and punctuation but if you have been here awhile you know your words are truth brother. I felt like you were literally speaking for me. 97 strike was more fun than human should have
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Beer Beer x 1
    • List
  3. gorilla75jdw

    gorilla75jdw Active Member

    Sorry for any punctuation problems , English was not my best subject and unfortunately all of my schools were in the "hood" , as I was raised in the inner city . But I think the message is pretty clear , "LET'S KICK THEIR :censored2:'S " !!!! Folks need/should not hesitate to arm our weak :censored2: Union negotiators with the threat equivalent of a fully automatic shotgun ,not a freaking dull :censored2: butter knife . Yes , I'm full of liquid courage tonight , but rest assured adult beverages or not my thought process on this issue will remain the same
    This is our livelihood, our career ,our families depend on us as we depend on our Union negotiators/leadership . And while I'm trying to refrain from bringing Trump/politics into this I do understand past history as to which party usually supports Union's and it's not the one I voted for this go around ,but like I said in the original post , Trump already gave the tax cuts out , he should as a business man foresee that the employees should reap some of the reward like all the other company's have done for the most part . But watch and see in typical UPS fashion ,they will say they cannot pass out any monetary bonuses because our contract does not allow it , which is total "b.S.
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  4. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed Simply Awesome

    ugh, another union tough guy.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  5. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

    [​IMG]
     
  6. mb5hn.jpg
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  7. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    I think I found my man crush
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  8. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    I tell you what if the :censored2: goes down I’d rather that guy have my back then you.
     
    • Agree Agree x 14
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 2
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 2
    • List
  9. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    :censored2: been building up for years I can relate I’m sick of being disrespected
     
  10. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Another guy enjoying the benefits of what we and past upsers have had to fight for
     
  11. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Don’t worry about punctuation we don’t need that. You have balls that’s what we need. A lot of this newer generation are so soft.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  12. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed Simply Awesome

    *than

    see, I have your back after all
     
  13. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    I’m so grateful you can spellcheck me.Put down the video game controller and let’s work on growing you a set. You’re going to need them eventually to get through this life anyway.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  14. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed Simply Awesome

    sounds like you're projecting
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  15. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Oh my :censored2:ing god you think you’re a psychiatrist too. You’re not as smart as you think you are. Seems like you’re a little insecure
     
  16. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed Simply Awesome

    uh yeah, that would be 100% of Teamsters and even non-Teamsters (RTW)..how does that make me different? it doesn't.
    Maybe but this nonsense about "kicking UPS's ass" is ridiculous. There are not full proposals on the table yet, a majority of agreed upon conditions, never mind a contract up for ratification.
     
  17. john chesney

    john chesney Well-Known Member

    Ok I’m done I’ve invested enough time with you. Do me one favor can you change that ugly picture that’s on your posts for me? I can’t talk to you looking at that image
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  18. opie

    opie Active Member

    I think the national will be rejected. 5 years ago it barely passed. The whole ordeal with Hoffa shoving down the contract down these locals throats who never approved their supplement, still simmers in these peoples minds.
    And now you have Sean O'Brien who will likely tell his members in New England to reject the contract. In addition to Fred Z etc. Not to mention, nationwide, a lot of guys are fed up and just want to stick it to the company.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Um, putting off a medical procedure. Probably not the smartest idea.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • List
  20. Boston25

    Boston25 Member

    I agree to that!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List