Strike in August, what say you?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 728ups, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    I am very much of the opinion we will strike in August. I realize my center is but a microcosum of UPS as a whole but this is what I am seeing:

    1) WAY too many drivers . 3-6 drivers are given the day off every day. The center is too fat

    2) The company refuses to settle grievances. 2013-2016 Local Hearings were held every month and every couple of months we got grievance checks. The current thing for management to do now is to cancel the hearings on the scheduled date and push them off another month while the grievances keep piling up.

    3) Alot of extra Management has appeared from Corporate to "assist" our management team

    4) After 7 months of negotiating absolutely no movement has been made in the Southern Region Supplement Negotiations


    I really think the company is trying to force a strike
     
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  2. Have you noticed how many brand new package cars they have been buying?
    Who knows how to drive a stick shift anymore?
     
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  3. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    i heard they are going away from stick so they can hire more drivers. A lot of people cant drive stick
     
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  4. No way in Hell can someone off the street do anything close to what we do .

    Hope they all have DOT cards and know the DOK
     
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  5. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    My opinion is that management feels we are too far in debt,used to certain lifestyles etc and will cross the line
     
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  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Do you think there’s any truth to that?
     
  7. I owe absolutely nothing. And I have a nice strike fund built up
     
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  8. Wilson1397

    Wilson1397 Half the lies they tell about me aren't true!!

    You and I will be drinking good beer while the rest are drinking natty light
     
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  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    1 man picket line?
     
  10. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    i am afraid there is
     
  11. I might have to start stocking up on beer also.
     
  12. You forget one big wild card my friend. This isn't 1997. The shareholders will sell out so fast if they think of any possibility of a strike.
     
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  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    For some, most definitely. The biggest reason drivers crossed the picket line last time. "Got to make my truck payment."
     
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  14. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    It's also not 1997. Shareholders will be swooned with ORION and PVDs and said "It will be OK"
     
  15. Put those 10 overweights in you Prius
     
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  16. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Loan application is in the mail.
     
  17. 39% interest.
     
  18. Star B

    Star B White Lightening

    Those will be left for the scabs that will cross the line because they are 'too far in debt and need the cash' and/or "RIGHT TO WORK!!".

    I mean, just look at the state of the USA and the state of Unions in general. Take a good, hard, look at it. Yes, you are teamsters, you are on the inside, and I support you 100% and I'd on the line with you walking it (after my mando'd 14 hour days at Express).... but I don't believe public opinion will be with be with you guys this time.
     
  19. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    Boss i hope I am wrong. I REALLY hope I'm wrong
     
  20. You are correct that the public opinion won't be behind us. Bit the shareholders will just off faster than a passenger from the Titanic