Teamsters union keeps 240,000 UPS workers on the job as contract expires

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by ATAT1917, Aug 7, 2018.

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How will you vote on the contract?

  1. Yes

    7.4%
  2. No

    92.6%
  1. ATAT1917

    ATAT1917 New Member

    Teamsters union keeps 240,000 UPS workers on the job as contract expires

    " The proposed agreement includes:

    * The creation of a new “hybrid” class of “22.4” driver/warehouse workers, who will be paid far less than current drivers and are not guaranteed full-time hours. The new position, which the Teamsters union boasted arose from its own proposal, is designed to destroy the last remaining decent-paying full-time jobs at the company and extend part-time “flexibility” from the warehouses to the delivery drivers.

    * Maintaining permanently low wages for part-time workers who make up more than two-thirds of the UPS workforce. The union boasts that part-time workers’ wages will reach $15.50—itself a poverty-level wage—by 2023.

    * No limits on forcing drivers to work overtime for up to 70 hours per week during peak season.

    * No change to the dangerous working conditions caused by endless corporate speed-up demands.
     
  2. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member


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    https://www.browncafe.com/community...orkers-on-the-job-as-contract-expires.378791/
     
  3. a911scanner

    a911scanner Active Member

    Thanks for quoting from a Socialist website. Better to just leave the politics out of it so the IBT can't blame the No results on politics.
     
  4. cornfed

    cornfed Member

    “Poverty level wage...”

    Gtfo of here with that crap. It’s a PART TIME job WITH very good health insurance AND a damn pension! At $15/hour, it’s the greatest pt job ever.
     
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  5. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Greatest part time job would be working security at a strip club. BTW how many part time UPSers actually stay long enough to enjoy their pension benefits?
     
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  6. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    In the Red states - yes, definiitely

    In the Blue states - probably is pretty close to poverty level.

    However, it's silly to be talking about a part-time job and poverty level.
    It's part time.
    If you ran the numbers for a 9 hour day you come up with $35000 per year.

    Is that poverty level?
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  7. Hethatbeking

    Hethatbeking Active Member

    In California it is. Housing inflation has gone from crazy to absolutely insane. That's why I'm for a wage increases to be pinned to inflation.
     
  8. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    The whole west coast is getting out of hand... it is ridiculous!!
     
  9. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Welcome to capitalism.
     
  10. just chillin'

    just chillin' Rest in peace wooba

    having to touch/manhandle sweaty drunk men all night so you can see some boobies?
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    All nude clubs can't serve alcohol out here. What's better than getting paid to see pusillanimous all night long and beat some ass?
     
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  12. tacken

    tacken Active Member

    396 where due you stand?
     
  13. ATAT1917

    ATAT1917 New Member

    But this is an issue that is inherently political. Workers have every right to, and should be exposing themselves to politics outside of the Unions and the two party system.
     
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  14. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    Give me a *** damned break.
    I'm supposed to be thankful for health insurance? As far as I'm concerned they owe us health insurance considering that all of us WILL get injured doing the :censored2: that they ask us to do every day.
     
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  15. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    How about possibly having higher wages for urban areas and lower wages for rural areas?
     
  16. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    How about you shut your face pal.
     
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  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    That's what workers comp is for not insurance. Insurance pays for your wife's medication, your kids check ups
     
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  18. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Amen Brother!
     
  19. Hethatbeking

    Hethatbeking Active Member

    No. Wage increases pinned to inflation and a starting wage $15 per hour for part timers will suffice.
     
  20. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Do you realize that wage increases tied to inflation would mean your raises would be less than actual increases?
     
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