UPS Freight Union Vote

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by hugnlug, May 14, 2006.

  1. Covvgirl

    Covvgirl Member

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    I have been reading the post for a weeks now and even posted and a few.. but this thread here seems to have EVERYONE at each others throats<-----did I spell that right?.. Anyway Has anyone heard of the golden hand shake? Is it posible<----Did I spell that right. Is it posible that the older driver with only a few yrs before retirement like Apo. could infact get a golden hand shake. and not have to loose anything? Please no one hate me if I can't spell, Hek I drov trruck for 25 yrs an now wrk on branfarts. an I allsew hav somtimrs.. Somtims I forget.
     
  2. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    Enough on the spelling already...
     
  3. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator Staff Member

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    Spell check is a good thing .
     
  4. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    It makes you look smarter and sometimes even sound smarter.:roll1:
     
  5. wassesname

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    lets just be ourselves. if its to well prepared it looses something, it doesnt sound natural (to me).
     
  6. accelerator

    accelerator Active Member

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    Yes I am considering AAA, or AARP. I think judging by the vehicle you are driving in your avatar , and the fact that you are pale white ,you should join both!!!! LOL And maybe AA.
     
  7. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If your between 50,and 60 your a junior senior.
    Once you start going past 60,thats when the sometimers really starts to kick in.
    Sometimes you remember,some times you don't.

    Its just an old age thing.
    Young ,or old posters on the truckingboards,are all burning daylight.
    No one I know is getting any younger,we'er all heading into the sunset of our lives.
    Some sooner than later,like me.

    But they say your only as old as you feel.
    When I wake up praising the Lord for allowing me to have another day,and ask God for help to live it.

    In that state of mind I feel very young.

    When I clock out,after working 10 or 11 hours I feel more my age.

    The book of James in the Bible states,
    For what is your life?
    It is even a vapor,that appeareth for a little time,and then vanisheth away.

    So looking at the big picture, whatever time you have is very precious,do your best with it.
    I always want the best for everyone I know.

    Hope this advice from an old gear jammer will be good for all my posting friends.
     
  8. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    I'm running a little late but had to take the time from one old gear jammer to another.

    That's good wisdom brother...:smillie_flag:
     
  9. Toxic

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    The Big Question

    Skeeter I have wanted to ask you this question for a while now. So I will. Back during the organization effort by the IBT did you cross any of your co-workers picket line?
     
  10. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    I never missed a day's work and don't regret it. I also went with the majority of the company and did not recognize the union or strike.

    After the things Hoffa pulled there was no way I was going to be on the side of the teamsters.

    Now having said that if we the complete company goes union I wouldn't keep working.

    However, if the company is split and half do go union and I'm in that half that's nonunion you bet your boots I'm working. :USA:
     
  11. Toxic

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    I was just curious.
     
  12. SMOKESTACK

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    Did not that kill a cat once? :hysterical:
     
  13. Teamster251

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    So in other word Skeeter you agree with the things the company pulled during the strike?
     
  14. Skeeter

    Skeeter Well-Known Member

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    Yes and I do and did you agree with the things hoffa pulled during the strike. I'm sure you did. So there you have it. What is so hard to understand about that.

    I went the way of my company along with the majority.

    Also I have just learned that Estes in southern California voted down the union. So things are still not going so hot for the teamsters. By the way that was the Estes terminal that started the whole union movement. Looks like Estes majority doesn't want anything to do with the union either.

    Oops, I might get another warning on my meter up there talking about teamsters.
     
  15. Browne1

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    In the past the Teamsters have made a bad name for themselves. Hopefully, the become better educators and realize that some people would really rather just trust the company than have a third party involved. I try to respect other peoples opinions and it is easier if they have an open mind. But let's face it guys, I don't mean to be forward, but UPS FREIGHT WILL BE UNION. Whether we like it or not once that butter contract is finished in Indy, the surrounding terminals are going to want it. No one can sit here and tell me that they are so stubbornly anti-union that IF that contract is better than what we have now they wouldn't at least be curious about maybe signing a card. Eventually It's gonna spread through the system.. .....and so it begins..
     
  16. Skeeter

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    You are basing everything on the contract in Indy is going to be so much better than what we have most will go running. I say don't count your chickens before they hatch.
     
  17. Browne1

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    true, i'm just hoping for the best for us and all of our families, union or not.. Because it is about what's best for our families right?
     
  18. accelerator

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    Bottom line ,this is why we work!!!.:horse:
     
  19. Skeeter

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    I guess you missunderstood what I was saying. Your lesson for today is re-read the post.:roll1:
     
  20. accelerator

    accelerator Active Member

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    Skeeter is'nt a teamster as of yet!~!!!! Woops Wrong quote, sorry skeeter. I wanted to quote crazy.
     

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