Waste of money and time

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Packmule, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    So, I got yet another letter from the Union yesterday, telling me that the Master cannot go into effect until all supplementals are ratified. Still no word on how the negotiations are going, much less a ballot. So how much did it cost the IBT to mass-mail that waste of paper out?
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    They've got to deplete that strike fund before 3 votes!
    ​IBT does not want a strike.
  3. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    You are probably right.
  4. Ouch

    Ouch Well-Known Member

    The worse thing that could have possibly happened is the union not being able to fund the pension. The one that holds the pension holds the power IMO. The IBT doesn't want a strike because they have lost some of there bargaining tools. Ups holds the power in the shipping business. A strike would mean the union leaders which in my eyes have become lazy. I will refrase that, some of the leaders have been lazy, there are still some great ones out there. Use to be all about what the members wanted, too much bardering going on and way too political now. I personally think Obama care will hurt the unions as it will take yet another bargaining tool away from us. I think the union may be a little worried about the way the economy is, ups will be able to fill the positions in record time. Another bargaining tool lost by the union.
  5. 104Feeder

    104Feeder Phoenix Feeder

    If it increases turnout, it will be worth every penny.
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    ​While depleting the strike fund ... win-win situation.
  7. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    What is this strike fund you speak of? Is is some sort of hoax? Lol?
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    And we all gave our locals our email address to let them update us that way........right?
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I have a feeling someone's brother in law might have the printing contract for those IBT mailings.
  10. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    That is funny in that our local doesn't even have a website. They have a computer to peruse "certain" websites as needed though.
  11. PiedmontSteward

    PiedmontSteward RTW-4-Less

    The money for the mass mailings isn't coming from the strike fund, but it's still a colossal waste of cash considering this if the fifth or sixth UPSdate I've received.

    Out of a bargaining unit with 240,000 people, 180,000 of them are union members. Each member has received each mailing. While they get a discount on mass mailings, all of the glossy pamphlets/handbills/tentative agreement packets for the master, supplements, riders/etc. must be union printed per the IBT constitution. They're not exactly running off copies at IBT HQ and slapping stamps on them, they're having to pay an outside company to do it and it's probably not cheap.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2013

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    It was a waste and is old news. Just more threats that we ll never get our raise till all supplements pass. When I threw it in the trash that was my exact thought, "what a waste of $$$$$$). That's why I don't want teamster controlled anything.