UPS says teamsters strike not imminent despite vote approval

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS says teamsters strike not imminent despite vote approval - Atlanta Business Chronicle

    UPS expects that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will approve a strike authorization tonight, but says that the vote does not mean an actual boycott is brewing.

    A spokesman for United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) told Atlanta Business Chronicle that the IBT called for a strike authorization vote related to ongoing collective bargaining talks, with the vote to be tabulated and announced tonight.

    UPS describes this tactic as a common way to drive media attention and put public pressure on a company during negotiations. The Atlanta-based logistics giant also stresses that the strike authorization vote doesn't give the IBT an ability to call a strike while the current national master agreements are in effect through July 31.
     
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    "UPS expects that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters will approve a strike authorization tonight, but says that the vote does not mean an actual boycott is brewing."

    Somebody should let that original story headline writer know that a boycott is not the same thing as a strike.
     
  3. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Semantics?
    I boycotted work all the time but never called it a strike.
     
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    No. You can call not going to work a boycott, but it’s not a boycott.

    boy·cott
    ˈboiˌkät/
    verb
    1. 1.
      withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
     
  5. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Exactly! I withdrew from my social relations with UPS in protest.

    Thanks for clarifying my point and for having my back.
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  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Words have meaning, words have meaning
     
  7. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    As if you understand and apply that thought!

    Saying it twice doesn't mean you understand either ... try seven times, then maybe.
     
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  8. SolidWoodPanel

    SolidWoodPanel Probably the Greatest American Alive

    So August 1st vacation plans...
     
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    If you say so. More likely you just used a paid day off or made up an excuse that was not in the form of an explicit protest.

    Boycotting your own employer isn't a thing. Could you boycott your personal use of UPS shipping services? Sure.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Boycott boycott boycott
     
  11. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I was in management for the last 35 years at UPS.

    I took a day off when I felt like it ... not in boycott.

    I love Double Standards!!!
     
  12. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Alrighty then
     
  13. Tired Driver

    Tired Driver Sisyphus had it easy.

    I will STRIKE!
     
  14. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    I'm an hourly and take off when I want to, so cram your double standards.......and yes its with pay too
    (*insert gif of me flipping off @Old Man Jingles if @cheryl had allowed gif to be posted in this thread)
     
  15. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Don't Tantalus me!!!
     
  16. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    More clever!!!!
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Highly doubtful
     
  18. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Than YOU!!!?
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  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (ง'̀-'́)ง.

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    Really
     
  20. Over disciplined0123

    Over disciplined0123 Active Member

    Haha. I knew it