will our negotiators actually use the strike authorization?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by brown_trousers, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. brown_trousers

    brown_trousers Well-Known Member

    If negotiations are going badly, will our negotiators actually use the authority to call a strike? Or will they instead present a bad contract for us to vote on?

    In theory, now that the negotiators have strike authority, there is now no excuse for them to present a contract with concessions in it. But is that strike vote more of a symbolic gesture? a gesture that they have no intention of following through on? or will they actually call a strike if UPS insists on concessions?
     
  2. Boston25

    Boston25 Active Member

    I personally think that it won't come to a strike. As much as we should strike them. Hoffa will agree to an extension and we will continue to work under the current contract. That's my opinion
     
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  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    "Does a strike notice authorization vote mean we're going on strike?
    No. A strike notice authorization vote does not mean we're going on strike. Many more steps would have to happen before any strike, including a second vote by the members to specifically authorize a strike."
     
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    That's not true.
     
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  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    He’s a turd give him a break
     
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    A 72 hour notice is all that is needed if I remember correctly
     
  7. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    That's all I could find about it online. It was my understanding that the 72 hour notice rule was for local unions to call a strike for contract violations.
     
  8. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I dunno. Now that strike authorization has been approved by 90+% of voting members, a weak contract pushed through without a strike could be devastating for the Union.
     
  9. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    90% of the membership voted?
     
  10. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    They can’t push the master through.
     
  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    No. “Of voting members.”
     
  12. Fake news
     
  13. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Does anybody know how many voted?
     
  14. They are authorized to strike. They just have to give 72 hours notice beforehand.
     
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  15. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Nah. If the number wasn’t great the Company might try to leverage with it.
     
  16. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    But they could give notice and still not strike. So after a 72 hour notice, nobody really knows if a strike will happen.
     
  17. What??
     
  18. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Listen up, OoooooooKaaaaaay!

    Agreed
     
  19. Im too sober to read this crap.
     
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  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Me too. Poll coming up.....
     
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