Proud Teamster

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  1. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    Well it actually happened today, I actually felt proud to be a Teamster for a few minutes! I received my ballot in the mail and I found a pen and filled in just one oval for a whole slate and as I did it I felt my chest tighten up and stick out a little bit. Then I licked the envelope and headed down the driveway and it tightened up and stuck out a little bit more. When I got to the mailbox and put the envelope in and put the flag up for the mailman to pick it up, well my chest actually stuck out and as I walked back to the house I felt Proud to be a Teamster for the first time in a very long time! I know it will not last much longer, maybe Nov 14th or so, but it really felt good! Be sure and try it...you might even be able to feel Proud for a little while! Have a Great Weekend Brothers!
     
  2. sabresfan

    sabresfan Active Member

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    Hopefully mine comes in today.
     
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  3. DeTrucker

    DeTrucker Active Member

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    Just completed my ballot and in the mailbox!
     
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  4. canaryinthemine

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

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    No ballot yet for me as of yesterday,..........and I'm only 200 miles from Wash. D.C............Hmmm.

    I'd really like to feel that pride, too. Regardless of what's said on here, or my personal opinions of the temporary......"leadership"......I still am proud of my Teamster membership.
     
  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've lost my pride forevermore but us hillbillies live in delayed mail lanes and won't get ours 'til Tuesday, Monday's still a holiday for the PO.
     
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  6. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry; they re-positioned their key-hole satellite just to verify your address. They now have you in their sights. Since receiving a new infusion of money in to their Black Funds account from President Hoffa himself, the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office ordered the re-tasking of the bird. They are desperate in finding out which box you placed the check mark. But now the bird is in a decaying orbit (like our union). The balance of the free world is in your hands. God’s Speed & vote No. von.
     
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  7. Retread

    Retread New Member

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    No Ballot yet, here in "Caterpillar",Illinois. Just a Go Hoffa mailer on Friday, and a Go Zuckerman mailer on Saturday. Hoping for Ballot on Tuesday.
     
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  8. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I have never stopped being a proud Teamster even when Ron Carey who I didn't always agree with was president.
     
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  9. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Became a "Proud Teamster" June 1977 3rd generation still to ,this day "PROUD" good times bad times still PROUD
     
  10. canaryinthemine

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

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    As Bro. ABFer said,......we live in delayed mail zones........I'm not sure surveillance technology from space works around here , what with all the coal dust in the air.....

    The cell phone I use takes quarters, and the home phone has a crank on the side of it......

    Our TV gets black and white re-runs of Andy Griffith and Leave it to Beaver..........

    When they say " Under the radar " around here, it's really true, because the radar only sweeps the hilltops, and most of us live on the slopes or in the holler....excuse me : hollow.

    The mailmen around here wear out two or three mules a year.......and mules with two short legs on the left side so they can walk upright on the slopes..are hard to breed...

    I hope I get it by Saturday......
     
  11. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Just wondered if you walk in circles on flat ground???/ have a good one and stay safe
     
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  12. canaryinthemine

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

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    Oh, and by the way......Bro. ABFer lives on the rich side of Pennsylvania..........so his mailman is probably delayed because he has to wade through the litter of dollar bills out there........I here tell that drifts of dollar bills four foot high impede traffic so badly that the chauffeurs have to shovel a path for their clients to the bank door so no one trips over a big pile of one's.........

    Yup......that side of the state people use one dollar bills for Kleenex,.......and fives for checking the oil level on the dipstick....

    Mailmen on that side of the state walk slowly because of the huge bundle of large checks they have to carry every day........
     
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  13. canaryinthemine

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

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    Most common female name is: " Eileen"...
     
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  14. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    March 3, 1985, It may be better at ABF than at Holland. We have the company taking liberties with the drivers every day, and it is multiplying every day and they are finding ways to work around the rules and cheat the drivers and the weak ass union does nothing. These guys in management know exactly what they can get away with and not lose when a driver files and they are using every trick in the book to screw the driver. It is very hard to be proud working under these conditions. On those days you will have to be proud for the both of us! Take care brother!
     
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  15. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

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    Better
    better hope then that the Indians do not cut off the mail delivery round the bend from the saloon.....
     
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  16. Trailboss

    Trailboss Member

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    It has been a downhill disappointment to me when the union slutted themselves out, greased their ass and strapped themselves over the barrel and told the democrat party "go easy on me."

    Jimmy carter deregulated trucking

    Bill Clinton signed NAFTA

    I worked in SF when Pelosi told emloyees of her restaurant that tried to unionize to go to hell.

    I am no fan of the Republican establishment, they are a clown car of A-holes, but with smart money lobbying, you spend money on both sides, so that you don't have arch enemies when your party is out of power.

    The Teamster's union whored out to illegal immigrants..yeah I get the socialist DNA of unionism, but flooding the country with cheap labor doesn't bode well for the blue collar guy....And in the eighties my business agent was preaching Hillary care...at the time we had much better healthcare than non union employees...when I asked him why he was for governmnet healthcare he told me "It will make contract negotiations easier if they don't have that bargaining chip"..My response: "well then if these are off the table, it negates the need for union representation in contract negotiations then" yeah, he looked pissed hearing the truth...And recently on healthcare, the Teamsters act surprised when Obama tells them "sorry chumps, it is what it is, no special exemption for you"...it won't hurt the leadership though.

    And the current class of clowns couldn't form a proper comittee to pour piss out of a boot as evidenced by the castrataed nature of their ability to organize non-union carriers....Sucking Obama's testicles for eight years hasn't helped us.

    After this story came out...which I suspected all along, my "pride" loast it's luster..
    My greasy shop steward got caught in a federal investigation, when he was busted, his rat buddies jumped ship...his response:
    This is in 2006 dollars, who knows what their "take'" is now...
    https://www.ibtvote.org/files/2006esd200.pdf
    Steve Mack, is brother of Chuck Mack....And Rome Aloise figures prominent in the corruption case, but he had an attack of amnesia....


    http://www.wctpension.org/about-pension-trust/plan-trustees

    It is all rather incestuous.....
     
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  17. canaryinthemine

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

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    Damn right it is incestuous.....which is why we have to clean house.....plunge the toilet... take out the garbage,.....or any other analogous simile you can think of......

    Mr. Hoffa is already lining things up for his son to step in and continue the dynasty...... Probably the only reason he's running is to insure the rules are in place so that an election is not needed to anoint his son as successor.......

    The big business donors to both parties want cheap, off-the-books labor.....the cheapest way to lower wages is to double the Labor pool.. Economics 101,........so they've told the recipients of their largesse that they can talk about illegal immigrants......Holler, scream, bloviate, pontificate, threaten to build walls.......but..... Don't DO ANYTHING......which is why we've had illegal immigration for more than 30 years.......

    Walls won't get built , .......amnesty won't be given.......big business likes the status quo.........timid, docile, captive workers who are off-the-books,......or don't really exist , come tax time........

    And,....I won't go political here, but there is one candidate for President who said she would appoint a Supreme Court Justice who would vote to reverse Citizens United.....

    As much as you could hold a candidate to a political promise,..........if that one would be lived up to,........ I think then we would be starting on the right path to regulating Big Money in politics.........which everyone,...... politicians included,.......realize is the source of most of our ills in this political system...
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  18. ebark63

    ebark63 Member

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    My ballot came yesterday and just filled it out. It is a secret ballot so I WIIL NOT tell you who I voted for. But I voted against Hoffa!!!!
     
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  19. canaryinthemine

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

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    Hah! Do we get three guesses?
     
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  20. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Got mine and sent it in. No stray markings, no snide comments, no excuses for them to disqualify it.
     
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