Teamsters union blackmails UPS workers: Approve contract or your wages will be cut

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Bolshevik, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Bolshevik

    Bolshevik Member

    Teamsters union blackmails UPS workers: Approve contract or your wages will be cut


    The Teamsters Union is seeking to blackmail UPS workers into voting for its sellout contract proposal by threatening that a “no” vote will result in an even worse offer.

    A UPS worker provided the World Socialist Web Site with a letter sent out to all New York state UPS Teamster members by Local 687 president Brian Hammond. The letter, dated July 16, includes the following threat:

    “Health and pension—the company has agreed to pay the full amount needed to the health and pension fund of $5.28 over the life of the agreement. They will do this only if we pass our supplement [agreement] the first time. If not, the extra amount will come from your wage increase like before. Currently FT [full-time] employees have $1.95 per hour diverted to pension. I do not want to see that number increase!”
     
  2. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Completely agree. They are not representing us. They are representing the best interests of the company. Deplorable.
     
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  3. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

  4. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Translation: Pass it now, or have a watered down version imposed on you later.

    What a bunch of crap.
     
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  5. I thought the original offer was a watered down version....
     
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Is this Dave/Dan/Nancy's Local???
     
  8. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Consider the source.

    OMG
     
  9. mikejonesjr

    mikejonesjr Active Member

    It is blackmail
     
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  10. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    OK.... comrade
     
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  11. Inthegame

    Inthegame Well-Known Member

    A few corrections seem in order...The union Pension Fund sent ballots to all 34,000 workers covered under the fund...The Teamsters Pension Fund then utilized the fact followed the law that the more than 20,000 eligible Teamsters members who did not vote could should be counted as a “yes” under federal law. to ram the cuts through. ( biased opinion)
    The UPS worker explained, “It was a complete sham. They sent a vote ballot out to anyone (required by law), including those who worked there for three days.(unlikely and not required by law as not yet eligible)
    They got a ballot and it was counted as a ‘yes.’”

    Anyone else notice the authors use of the terms "labour and manoeuvres"? Solid red blooded American bolshevik.
     
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  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Well the pension had to be cut....
     
  13. DirtySouth

    DirtySouth Active Member

    From: Red-baiting - Wikipedia

    The letter is the letter, red-baiting a shop steward doesn't change anything.
     
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  14. Bolshevik

    Bolshevik Member

    Nice red herring.

    Corruption at teamsters? Uhhhhh, Errrrrrrrr- look over there a communist!

    Not working buddy.
     
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  15. The Range

    The Range In too deep

    You can't make it up.
     
  16. I bet you felt pretty stupid when he posted the actual letter lol.
     
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  17. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    You mean the Communist comrade who posted the article from the World Socialist web site?
     
  18. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Try taking that to court.

    They'll laugh you out of the courtroom ... blackmail! LOL
     
  19. mikejonesjr

    mikejonesjr Active Member

    Are they not threatening the members to vote yes?
     
  20. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I agree.

    In regards to the article, when an entity or person obfuscate the facts by distortion and outright lying, it only hurts their cause.

    Don't blame Comrade Bolshevik ... he was duped.