what happens if we do go on strike?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Softconcrete, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Softconcrete

    Softconcrete Member

    What happens if we do go on strike? I heard we get strike pay? is it we get half the rate we were making?
  2. saintrick

    saintrick Member

    I think it was $55 a week in 97. Not sure what it would be now but don't count on it being much.
  3. It's basically half of nothing.
  4. Atomic_Smurf

    Atomic_Smurf Well-Known Member

    $55 bucks a week! Thats pretty good money for standing around a burning barrel talking about how awesome it is to have a Democrat president with historical skin supporting the union & fixing our health care. Lets hope that doesn't happen.
  5. rudy5150

    rudy5150 Active Member

    Grab a lawnchair sit back crack open a tall one and watch the fat bean counters sweat :wink2:
  6. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    What happened last time. I went and got another job for a few weeks. The choice was a) stand on a picket line for 25 hours a week for a $55 check or b) earn a living somewhere else or c) cross the picket line.

    My opinion was that crossing the picket line was not a choice so I went to work somewhere else and put in time on the picket line around my new schedule. At our local you had to sign in and out of the picket line and put in a minimum amount of time to get their little check.
  7. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    For the 55 bucks. I'll be spending it on a beer run. It is really a slap in the face. Rather not get it. Just a good deal. For all of us to keep making money.
  8. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    It's $250 or $255 not sure.
  9. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    It will be raining leprechauns and Lucky Charms before we go on strike again. As it's been stated before, UPS has too much invested in Hoffa Junior and vice-versa for a strike to happen. UPS just isn't going to let Hoffa out of their back pocket. Which is bad news for us, regarding our contract. No one wants to strike, so expect the javelin to hit us all in the shorts before too long.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It is nowhere near those estimates----it was $55/week in 1997.

    I did the same as av8torntn---one of my customers owns a construction company and he agreed to hire me for the duration of the strike. Worked 46 of the hardest hours I had worked in a long time for the grand sum of $253. When I told him how much I would have earned at UPS for those same 46 hours he couldn't believe it.

    There will not be a strike.
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    If I recall right we got 55 bucks week strike pay and you had to turn around and pay back about 75 bucks a week to keep the medical insurance up. Its not how much you will lose while on strike its how much you will lose for the rest of your UPS career if you just roll over and play dead. The secret is to plan ahead and save enough to exist for 2 or 3 weeks (maybe a month) if a strike happens (you should have that saved up and MORE at all times anyway). UPS strikes don't last that long. Actually its a good time to sit back, have a few cold ones and watch the circus and the games that are played by both sides during a strike. Everyone should go through at least one strike in their career just so you appreciate what those who went before you fought for.
  12. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll


    You HAVE ZERO knowledge of current negotiations and those of prior negotiations. In 1997, the company maintained the EXACT approach as they are taking today.

    So far, come this sunday, March 31st, the TEAMSTERS are walking away from negotiations and have NO INTEREST in scheduling further negotiations for any reasons. At that point, the COMPANY will have to withdraw its current proposals and RE PROPOSE an entirely different offer to the TEAMSTERS.

    The Teamsters have made their offer and will not budge on it. The company has offered it proposals and are not budging.

    Where you see DAYLIGHT in this scenario is beyond me. If you want to tell us that you are comfortable with "happy talk" cause it makes you feel good, then ok, but in reality, no matter what criteria is currently the case with financials, it does not change the circumstances of our current negotiations.

    In other words. YOU DONT KNOW WHAT THE :censored2:YOUR TALKING ABOUT.


  13. neartom

    neartom Member

    The strike of 1997....good times. good times.
  14. Evil

    Evil Active Member


    You've spoken like a true prodigy. Hoffa Jr., will never have the balls to strike UPS. As I write this comment he's out on the golf course working on his handicap with Scott Davis and the union are covering the tab. Hoffa Jr., and his disciple hall are gutless cowards that will sell us out when this is all set and done!
  15. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    our benefits in 728 were paid 30 days in advance so we didn't have to pay anything while we were striking in 97
  16. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    hall,a gutless coward???? We have made TONS of money under the contracts he has negotiated,and i'll betcha we make a great deal under the soon to be settled contract.
    you guys are killing me
  17. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    same here brother. I had wads saved up because we KNEW we'd be striiking. I was just out of whack not havinga routine so i picked up work with a Temp agency and then walked the line.The best part was following some of the scab drivers and picketing them on the routes
  18. wgf46

    wgf46 Member

    Hoffa and hall will not sell us out !!!! Had to be management that made that comment. NOT $90, NOT $9, NOT $ .09 !!!!!

    If a part time preloader is making $12 per hour x 20 hrs = $240 gross. Not a lot of money and then to pay for insurance.

    I know drivers work their :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: off, but if you haven't loaded in a few years, it ain't like it use to be. Preloaders earn every penny and all the benefits !!!

    I just don't see preloaders working without benefits at UPS.

    STRIKE and let the chips fall where they may. Obamas creating socialism anyway and America is letting him. The rich don't care right now, but when the dollar is worth squat soon, they'll be in the same boat during the New World Order.
  19. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    250 is what we would get now. Not in 97.
  20. sox

    sox Member

    Reserve would be gone in a week at that rate!