Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Wally, May 5, 2016.
Who will our leadership endorse and why?
Clinton. Always the Democrat.
Did Reagan run as a Democrat?
No. But the last couple of decades it's been all Democrats.
I really don't care who they endorse, it doesn't mean anything.
Other than H and H giving away some of our dues money.
If Hillary actually clinches the nomination (which isn't guaranteed) then we should do what we did in 1960: endorse no one.
She took $350k from Alice Walton, sat on the Walmart Board of Directors, and her first date with Bill involved him scabbing on a university workers' strike.
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We're one of the biggest unions in North America. If we "sat this one out", it'd be a shot across the bow to the party of corporate neoliberals that one of their core constituencies and financiers is sick of their bull.
And a very tiny percentage if the voting population. It's not like it was 30-40 years ago.
Sitting out really is a Trump endorsement. Clever too.
No way they will sit this one out. They will be in the bag for Hillary hoping to buy some favors. Unfortunately she costs too much and won't stay bought.
That's why I no longer donate to the D.R.I.V.E.
Our local met with Bernie. Not Hillary. When they came to Albany. They are also pushing a bill sponsored by Sanders. For pension reform. Which will never happen.. Still will never vote for a democrat.
OK, I'll play. How much and to whom was this dues money giveaway bequeathed, or was this just another dream of yours?
You don't think H and H support politicians with their own money, do you?
How did that endorsement work out for us?
You didnt say with their own money......you said with our dues money
They use dues money for political purposes.
Did you not know?
It did nothing for us, and much less for PATCO.
Who paid to have Obama's picture on the cover of the Teamsters magazine?
Who paid the out of service "lost wages" for the local members who were at the gates weekly, donned in Obama shirts and buttons, on the guise of trying get people registered to vote?
Separate names with a comma.