Strike readiness

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 2033, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Since our leaders insist on using the possibility of a strike to try and sway the vote, I thought it might be a good to send a message to let them know we're ready, and aren't afraid.

    I voted yes for the strike authorization because I believe in the strength of the Union of workers, and feel we need to have every tool at our disposal to make sure we get the best contract possible. I am personally quite prepared to weather a strike almost indefinitely, but I understand that many fellow members may not be as prepared. It is up to the strong to help the weak, so together we are all stronger.

    I pledge to sign any strike fund checks I receive back over to the local for the purpose of helping other members who need the extra help. I encourage anyone and everyone to do what they can now to prepare, just in case, so we can send the leadership and the company a message that we will stand together, united in strength.

    Feel free to share your ideas on how we can stay strong and united.
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  2. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    If we strike a lot of members will be needing financial help. The monthly payments on a $60k pick up is a real killer when you are not making $2k a week anymore.
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  3. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    I’ll be there to offer 10k for it if you know someone that’s desperate.
  4. Tony Q

    Tony Q Well-Known Member

    I’d hold onto the money because it will be gone after about 16 days on the picket line.
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  5. Time for change

    Time for change Active Member

    16 days on the picket line lol. You drinking again Tony Q? Maybe a small chance of a strike if a second vote gets turned down, but 16 day strike? You are funny or drunk.
  6. opie

    opie Active Member

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  7. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Let's keep it to talking about ideas for preparing for a strike. I'm trying to foster strength and unity, not division and weakness. If you want to promote weakness and fear mongering, take it to any of @Tony Q's cowardly threads.

    Come strike time we will not cower in fear
    We'll be on the picket line and shower in beer.
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  8. WTFm8

    WTFm8 Active Member

    I have enough in the bank to get me through 3.5 months of no income... I was hired as a cover 11 months ago and have been paying debt down since I qualified in April. A little over 1/3 gone.

    I know a ton of the PT will probably cross. It’s the locals fault for not being involved and ignorance of the PT employees for paying dues but not knowing the contact/protections.
  9. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    In the event that a strike does seem likely, all stewards need to be touching base with members and helping to get them prepared and directing them to appropriate resources. I know I will be.
  10. Days

    Days Active Member

    Why are we even considering a strike honestly. Just give rights in the ontract for 22.4 positions (same as drivers) and I think most people would be happy
  11. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    Since leadership insists on bringing it up, I figure we should take control of the conversation. I agree that the contract can be made acceptable with some relatively minor adjustments. It'd be a lot less work for the Union to just fix it than to declare, organize and run a strike.
  12. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    And take out if work is available and when scheduled. Their are a lot of concessions that should go but if half where eliminated, you might get more to sign the dotted line. Anything has to be better then what they are offering now, I mean giving the cow and horse at the same time isn't right.
  13. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    I don't understand how language regarding ground drivers was ever put in an article section specifically about a different classification of driver.
  14. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    I think it's funny when I bring up if work is available to my BA he has no good explanation on why or what reason it was put into this contract. Give UPS a inch they will take a mile, any person with half a brain that works at UPS knows this. I really hope the langauge will be eliminated.
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  15. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    That's one of the major, legitimate, concerns that the union seems to deflect from answering, or glosses over.
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  16. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Already put in a few job applications for my wife so I think I'll be ok.
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  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I am willing to do side jobs for extra cash if need be.
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  18. babboo25

    babboo25 Well-Known Member

    Another strike thread? @2033 do you have a life outside of UPS?
  19. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

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  20. browned out

    browned out Well-Known Member

    Same here. The BA and UPS mgmt in the centers KNOW exactly why the IF work is availale was left in, yet they refuse to be forthright.
    The IF WORK IS AVAILABLE has got to go. They came up with brand new language guaranteeing every 22.4 companywide 40 hours BUT they can not and did not include that exact same guarantee for full RPCDs who have more seniority and deserve to have the 40 hour guarantee before any 22.4? UNACEPTABLE. VOTE NO