Teamsters local meeting erupts in anger as union official calls UPS workers’ wages “subjective"

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by SoCalUPS, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. SoCalUPS

    SoCalUPS Active Member

    Great article that I just stumbled across. If it was posted before, I apologize.

    Teamsters local meeting erupts in anger as union official calls UPS workers’ poverty wages “subjective”

    Some highlights:

    Hailing the supposed generosity of UPS management, Marshall claimed UPS would spend half its $6 billion in profits on wages and benefits under the proposed contract. In a “perfect world,” workers would get it all, he declared, but “when I was a kid, I also wanted a pony.” When workers raised concerns about workplace grievances, Marshall told them to file a complaint—to which the workers replied that they had, but it “went nowhere.”

    Marshall said references to “poverty wages for part-timers”—who make up 70 percent of UPS’ workforce and are paid as little as $10 per hour—were “subjective.” He added that claims that “the 9.5 system is broken are subjective too, because it’s always gonna be broken.”.....
  2. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Only if we accept that
  3. TearsInRain

    TearsInRain IE boogeyman

    no tiered workers, higher wages, good benefits, decent hours, not screwing the PT’s

    pick three
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Local 542! Hey I know that place! :)
  5. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Also I was there and the person who wrote this is spinning a nice little tail. Taking bits and pieces of a 4 hour meeting to make it seem like a all out uproar.
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  6. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Pick your nose
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  7. You spelled ass wrong.
  8. BrownRecycler

    BrownRecycler Member

    I was a kid too in some point but was smart enough to know that pony is too expensive, too much work, and have better chance of getting something else.
  9. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    the "subjective" part was bull :censored2: