The Union Sitting on Its Hands

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Jumpin Jack Flash, May 5, 2020.

  1. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    A good, united Union knows this is the time to demand pay increases. The Union has UPS by the proverbial balls. A calling out sick strike is a great idea. If the Union wants to play hard ball. Now is the time. A work stoppage would immediately effect the economy worldwide. The President would get involved. Step up Union. You get a big fat F so far!
     
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  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    UPS just announced a $1B shortfall that will result in postponed capital improvement projects and canceled stock buybacks. And you think that this is the ideal time to try to squeeze them for more money?
     
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  3. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    You are kidding aren't you? The time to play hardball was last contract and you blew it.
     
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  4. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    This is absolutely the time. I don’t want to hear how some billion dollar company is struggling. If they’re struggling, one would have to assume the employees are struggling.
     
  5. Dough99

    Dough99 Active Member

    You sound like management
     
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  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Is my ability to form complete sentences based on coherent thoughts giving me away?
     
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  7. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

    Yes
     
  8. Brownslave688

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

    The union just handed the company cheaper full time drivers when we had more leverage than we’d had in years.

    don’t expect much as long ad Hoffa is in charge.
     
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  9. Brownslave688

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

    In what works does that logic make sense?
     
  10. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Well-Known Member

    The last contract was a great time, we know how that went.
     
  11. Sudz

    Sudz Well-Known Member

    We get paid well, and we still have jobs (whereas 30 million other Americans do not).

    I am satisfied with the present situation.
     
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  12. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    Just gonna leave this here:
     
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  13. BrownMonk

    BrownMonk Old fart Package Car Driver

    I'm guessing you are a failed candidate for Union office?
     
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  14. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    I would not be surprised if the company ask the Union for a wage freeze this Summer.
     
  15. Brownslave688

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

    When revenues are up and drivers are being asked to do more work than ever. lol that would be rich.
     
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  16. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Revenues may be up but profits are down. Business deliveries are way off and could stay that way for quite a while. Eventually people will start to tighten their belts and then residential deliveries will fall.
     
  17. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    Hopefully soon
    Getting the :censored2: beat out of me on preload every day
    I'm in pain 24/7 these days
     
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  18. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    When coal miners striked during winter they had America by the balls to. Turns out America didn’t appreciate coal shortages during the winter and the union lost public sympathy for their strike.

    Do you really think a lot of unemployed people not able to leave their homes are going to have sympathy for people out there making $10,000+ a month walking off the job that provides people with their medications, ppe and everything else? Americans have shunned unions for less.
     
  19. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    Comparing coal mine and UPS, SILLY. The average check of a UPS worker isn’t $2,500 a week. You don’t make that either.
     
  20. Jumpin Jack Flash

    Jumpin Jack Flash Active Member

    The country would back the UPS workers making $14.00 an hour, for more money.
     
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