UPS mechanics-are you Teamsters or IAM?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Ifixbrokenthings, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Ifixbrokenthings

    Ifixbrokenthings New Member

    I've got some questions about the difference for skilled labor being represented by Teamsters or IAM. Were covered right now by teamsters and there is a local IAM. I'm thinking for what we do, the better representation would be with the IAM. If you dont want to respond on here as to not ruffle feathers, please feel free to PM me.

  2. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    could be either
  3. Ifixbrokenthings

    Ifixbrokenthings New Member

    I'm aware it could be either. I just feel like Teamsters is a joke anymore and especially with mechanics being skilled labor, Teamsters is really not the best body for representation
  4. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

  5. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Good luck getting changed though.
  6. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Now you did it! How high is your deductible?
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    IAM here and it leaves a lot to be desired.
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The mechanics here are in with aerospace workers union. I didn't think that was the same as IAM.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Nothing we can do about it.
  10. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order, ok to drive

    I am in the IAM but if you go one state further south you run into teamster shops.

    From what I can tell our pension has a better payout (looks to be about double the payout) the last statement I got claimed 98 percent funding.

    We still have 30 and out any age and we also have 62 no penalty with 20 years of service.

    We in local 447 also get an annuity paid for by the company on top of our pension.

    Health insurance and other medical is through team care now.

    Aerospace workers union is the IAM
  11. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order, ok to drive

    IAM seems to be ok by me. I think we have it better than the teamster guys and with no union this place would be beyond horrible.
  12. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    You realize a lot of drivers would argue with you about UPS mechanics being skilled.
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  13. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

  14. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    My guy changed a trans overnight! That's skill to me!
  15. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I suppose it’s pretty tough to get them to change their sexual preference overnight
  16. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Wrong trans.
  17. Maplewood

    Maplewood Active Member

    UAW out here, pension is way underwater. Alot of our mechanics have switched to freight jobs since they have class A already. Beats subsidizing the already retired out if your paycheck every week I guess.
  18. Ifixbrokenthings

    Ifixbrokenthings New Member

    When people bitch about what I do I either say, "you can apply for the job and good luck" or "let's swap jobs...I bet I could do yours and I highly doubt you could do mine"
  19. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Which part

    Tape a red tag to the window or be able to write Parts on order ok to run?

  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Don't forget the pieces of electrical tape to cover idiot lights on the dash.