RTW During A Strike?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Wally, May 10, 2018.

  1. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    The RTW freeloader, what happens during a strike? Do they report for work? They are not union.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    You want to FaceTime me ?
  3. rod

    rod retired and happy

    They are already scabs as far as I'm concerned
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I agree, but during a strike do they have to cross?
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  6. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt

    Do you have a current copy of your dues receipt ?
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    No. We don't even get those anymore. It's been so long, I forgot about those.
  8. Grieve It

    Grieve It Local 174

    I asked this question to a friend a few months back who has been an activist for decades in a RTW state. Keep in mind that I live in a non RTW state and my understanding of the various laws are fairly limited. As far as I know, the union still has a legal obligation to represent all members and non-members alike. I know that this is something that we all know, but this also includes strikes. What I can't remember is if the union has a financial obligation to pay non-members who wish to not cross the picket line.

    Either way, I'm not sure which scenario is worse. The freeloader who won't pay his/her dues and wants to strike with the rest of us, or the freeloader who crosses the picket line firmly believing that the company has his/her best interest at heart. If even one person crosses the picket line, the company has one less scab to "train" to take our jobs until we win that strike.
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I wonder how much union loyalty they have since they decided not to join?
  10. Grieve It

    Grieve It Local 174

    Right, but they understand the overall benefit that the union provides them and their families. They just don't want to pay their fair share.
  11. twoweeled

    twoweeled Well-Known Member

    too funny!
  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You are asking the wrong person--ask Dave--oh never mind
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In 1997 the package delivery drivers that crossed did not have any work to do. I think they just sat around the building helping the sups. At least that is what the company clerks who were forced to come in told us.
  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    And they missed out on the party across the street---sucks to be them. They were doing something with the sups but it wasn't work--it involved knee pads.
  15. Tony Q

    Tony Q Well-Known Member

    They will work. Here is another one for you. Once this contract is ratified, if it ever is, employees of UPS in Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and whatever states I forgot can opt out of the Union.
  16. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Georgia is a right to work state ,and in the past year we had three off the street drivers retire with a Union Pension,who enjoyed Union Healthcare and Seniority Rights and were scabs.
    It's even more amusing to hear the Scabs tell us about their "rights" and it pisses me off to no end when they get 9.5 grievance checks
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  17. RTW is BS
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  18. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Too bad the union couldn't negotiate a lower, non-union wage. This way, they are still under the contract.
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  19. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    RTW is a republican plan to take over the country. Seems to be working.
  20. Thanks Obama
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