ABF spending more money

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by Abfrocks, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. pops11359

    pops11359 Banned

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    Yes I heard that they voted overwhelmingly no and that they still got the contract thru by some obscure never before used rule in the constitution. Also have been reading that a lot of UPSF guys are sitting home while purchase is running their freight and teamster leadership isn't fighting it. Or that's what's on the boards anyway.
     
  2. pops11359

    pops11359 Banned

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    I guess it is better than obummercare though
     
  3. GO40

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    You know he speaks for everyone....
     
  4. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    At least you are well informed, congratulations on that, many remain in the dark way too much. I may be mistaken but I didn't hear that there was an obscure rule in the Constitution, I heard that they amended the Constitution to suit their needs at the moment. I did not perform any research on it myself though, normally I do.
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Another issue I'll rant about is how many the Teamsters sold out just to 'organize' UPS Freight. During negotiations way back when (I am not sure what year) UPS Small Package was given a sweetheart deal and the CSPF was sold out so the Teamsters could open the tap on union dues from UPS Freight, which is another shill of a contract. To get card check language (the only way UPS Freight could have been organized) the Teamsters let UPS Small Package out of the Central States Pension Fund (CSPF). This move did not help the CSPF out in any way. Then, in order to get a fast contract and get the dues money flowing they scripted a sham of a contract void of much language that is needed in a freight contract. No offense to the UPS Freight workers as they didn't know what they were getting sold but their contract is lacking to say the least. On top of if it's a five (5) year contract while the norm used to be three (3) years, all because the lazy Teamsters Union didn't want to be bothered in three years. It is about the bare minimum that could quickly be thrown together to get those people paying.
     
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  6. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    It was 2007/2008. Any ups guy that retired before Jan 1 2008 got sold out and gets screwed over with the rest of CSPF.
     
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  7. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So...who's the bad guy(s) here, those who sold us out or those of us who report on it?
     
  8. pops11359

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    I thought I read it where someone posted a news release, but I could (probably) be wrong.
     
  9. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Thats a good question!
     
  10. disgruntled teamster

    disgruntled teamster Active Member

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    I gave my notice and resigned on the 2nd. been with the company for 8 yrs and didn't see the future getting any better.
     
  11. Spunkster

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    They had good steak samiches at 034 this week. The Italian snausuages looked like Johnny Holmes size.
     
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  12. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you and I hope you do better at your next stop.
     
  13. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not to be a wise guy but...do you know a good steak sandwich when you see one? :hilarious:
     
  14. LS1GTO

    LS1GTO Former LTL driver turned package monkey...

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    In the Philadelphia area I do.... miss my Philly cheesesteaks...
     
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  15. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should be able to make your own provided that you can get a decent roll. I make my own and will take them over anything I can buy out there.
     
  16. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Or Dirk Diggler?
     
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  17. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Yes, Brother, .....the UPS guys got sold out. No,......it wasn't a "little used, obscure" rule to jam that contract down their throat......it was a complete change of the wording of the IBT Constitution,.........that was ....."ratified"......by the principal officers of the UPS Locals involved in the contract talks in a "special" meeting called by Hoffa-Hall......

    The Local I'm in.......Local #30 has the very large UPS barn in New Stanton PA. Our Principal Officer was one of the few (3) officers who voted against the Constitution change. He has reported extensively on how this change got rammed through........and the ramifications for ALL other contracts because of it.
     
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  18. pops11359

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    I stand corrected, thanks for filling me in.
     
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  19. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    As far as the UPSF deal goes, the steward for the Local #30 barn has collected a good bit of evidence that proves UPSF is diverting a lot of freight to Coyote Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS. The appropriate grievances have been filed, but for some reason, the IBT seems reluctant to proceed with these grievances..........
     
  20. Spunkster

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    Maybe they were leftovers from John Gacy
     

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