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Teamsters ups contract campaign

Organizing for a better contract!

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Started by Joe Balkis Jan 1, 2012.

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Comment by Joe Balkis 14 hours ago

Im all for organizing, but think about it. jrhoffa & the dancehall cabal want to bring more members in before the next election. those members will be in the honeymoon phase & more likely to vote for the incumbents. 

Teamsters' Efforts Advance At Con-way, FedEx LTL Units

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Teamsters union organizing efforts are advancing at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, the two largest nonunion less-than-truckload carriers, according to National Labor Relations Board records.
At Con-Way, Local 657 led the effort for a representation election supervised by the National Labor Relartions Board that has been set for Sept. 12 in Laredo, Texas, according to NLRB officials.
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Comment by Joe Balkis 14 hours ago
Comment by Joe Balkis 15 hours ago
United Parcel Service Inc. plans to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees for the holidays.
The package shipping giant needs drivers, helpers, package sorters, loaders and unloaders.
“We have initial volume forecasts from our customers and are starting the hiring process for our temporary peak season jobs. We have needs throughout the United States and anticipate more applicants this year than in 2013,” John McDevitt, UPS senior vice president of human resources and labor relations, said in a company statement. “Individuals who begin employment at UPS during the holiday season have the opportunity to pursue a permanent position afterwards. Seasonal positions provide an excellent entry point for becoming a long-term UPS employee.”
Job seekers can apply for peak season opportunities by visiting UPSjobs.com.
Last year, Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE:UPS) added 55,000 holiday workers.
Comment by Joe Balkis 15 hours ago
Teamsters push for FedEx Freight union vote in Indianapolis
FedEx Freight, a division of Memphis-based shipping giant FedEx Corp., is facing a unionization effort in Indiana.
The Teamsters union, as part of a national push to unionize FedEx Corp. employees, could soon ask for a secret vote in Indianapolis, Indiana.
About 30 percent of the 250 FedEx Freight drivers in the city support unionization, The Indianapolis Star has reported. The union plans to file for an election with the National Labor Relations Board once it has 50 percent support, which could be in 60 to 90 days.
FedEx Freight, a division of Memphis-based FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), has opposed the unionization efforts, the report said.
The unionization push in Indiana is just the latest in a string of unionization efforts by Teamsters that have already resulted in elections in eight cities, including Nashville.
Comment by Joe Balkis yesterday

So ups continues to globalize. The more ups revenue is from international operations the less leverage we will have. It is incumbent that our union take a more global approach as well. We need to unionize in other countries where ups is if possible or at least build solidarity with the unions that are or could represent workers there.

 Why Is United Parcel Service Upping The Ante In China?

Seeking Alpha
America's largest parcel delivery company United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) earns the lion's share of its total revenue from domestic operations. Now, the company's keen on widening its international reach, particularly in the emerging markets. With rising per capita income leading to higher discretionary spending among the middle-class population, emerging economies are offering huge growth potential to courier companies. Over the last decade, UPS has tried to make its presence felt in China, Poland, and Turkey.
UPS has been in China for more than two decades, gradually expanding its operations, but in 2009, after China put restrictions on foreign courier companies asking for license renewals, expansion came to a standstill. Good news is that the nation has issued licenses allowing foreign courier companies to expand operations regionally. As prospects in the Mainland are encouraging, can the Atlanta-based giant capitalize on the same, and contest home-grown companies that have become stronger during this period?
Click here to read more at Seeking Alpha.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Thursday

Unrest at Big Brown

UPS became the company it is today during the 1950s and '60s, but its aggressive pursuit of profit stirred anger among workers.
Comment by Joe Balkis on Thursday

The rise of the "Quiet Giant"

In the 1950s and '60s, UPS transformed itself from a specialized delivery company into an emerging giant of shipping.
  • Comment: Joe Allen
Comment by Joe Balkis on Wednesday

UPS and the "outlaw" strike of 1946

UPS's move into New York started a chain reaction that led to the longest Teamster strike at the company until the mid-1970s. June 3, 2014
  • Comment: Joe Allen
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 16, 2014 at 3:57

United Way President Terminated Following Compensation Controversy  

The board of the United Way of Central Carolinas apologized Tuesday morning to the community for the compensation package given to its president.
"We made a serious mistake," Chairman Graham Denton said.
In June, financial records revealed the salary and benefits package the board gave to Gloria Pace King in 2007 amounted to $1.2 million. Many residents spoke out, telling the nonprofit they were outraged their hard-earned donations were going to what they called an inflated salary.
United Way leaders initially defended the compensation package, but Tuesday, the board voted to fire King, effective September 30.
“Unfortunately, the continued success of our United Way is threatened by an erosion of public confidence and trust resulting from the current controversy over compensation," Denton said.
King headed the United Way for 14 years. Last year, the organization raised a record $45 million. However, Denton admitted Tuesday, no matter how much money the organization raised, King's compensation exceeded what the community expects for a nonprofit group.
“We concluded we needed a fresh start, and part of that fresh start is new leadership,” Denton said.
The United Way will continue to pay King through December of 2010, when her contract expires. However, they no longer have to contribute to her supplemental retirement plan, which will save the charity $1.5 million over the next two years.
Denton blames a collective breakdown for compensation package. However, United Way attorney Russ Sizemore said there won't be any changes on the executive committee.
“The board is taking responsibility for mistakes. The executive committee in particular is apologizing to the community,” he said.
King's attorney, Bill Diehl, called her firing ridiculous.
“They admit -- which is great for her -- that they screwed up. She didn't screw up. We'll see how that plays out ultimately,” he said.
As for his client, he's instructed her not to publicly respond to her termination.
“I told her to say nothing. She doesn't have anything to say. She didn't create this problem; she's worked there for14 years and has done a wonderful job,” Diehl said.
Diehl wouldn’t say whether he will seek legal action. He simply said, sometimes the judicial system can make people accountable for what they do.
Also, an independent review panel will review the decisions that led to King's compensation package. The panel will recommend changes, if needed, to make sure it doesn't happen in the future.
Mac Everett will serve as interim president until the United Way appoints a new one.
Comment by Joe Balkis on September 14, 2014 at 5:42

UPS and the Package King

To this day, UPS resembles the personality of its founder James E. Casey--a discipline fanatic with a loopy fascination about packages.
  • Comment: Joe Allen

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