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Teamsters ups contract campaign

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Are You Happy?

Are you happy with the current contract?Continue

Started by Joe Balkis Jan 1, 2012.

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Comment by Joe Balkis on October 21, 2014 at 5:35

compost did not mention health insurance in his presentation about the contract. At least until he was asked about teamcare. He told us there were three option & brown wasn't one. He had to be asked again because it was barely audible under his breath. When he was asked if this meant 705 members wouldn't have ups insurance he agreed.

Comment by Joe Balkis on October 16, 2014 at 4:44
Dana Costello
Don't be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. Your livelihood should be your passion and your passion should be protected at any cost.
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Dana Costello "Is these benefits comparable to what you had?"
Imogene Jemison "not even close !!!!!! and it just gets worse!!!!"
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Yeah bro a driver ran out of his high blood pressure medicine and it took two fucking weeks to get it the guy could have had a stroke , you best believe Ron Herrera is going to pay for this bullshit.
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‎Paul Wilson
So my wife went to get her prescription for her prenatal vitamins filled and team care says vitamins are not covered under our new plan! $200 please! Wtf????
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Justina Pietron Here's a good one... Birth Control pills... June $5, July $5, August $44, Sept $24, Oct $24.... who the F do you call to ask why it is fluctuating like that!!!? Never happened in the old plan!!!
Comment by Joe Balkis on October 15, 2014 at 4:16
Dump Hoffa and Herrera
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Comment by Joe Balkis on October 15, 2014 at 4:04
UPS announced today it has acquired U.S.-based global ecommerce enabler and logistics company i-parcel for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition complements UPS’s international cross-border logistics capabilities from the U.S. and U.K., now extending to more than 100 countries.
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Comment by Joe Balkis on October 12, 2014 at 16:57
UPS will create more than 4,000 full-time and part-time jobs in the Chicagoland area as part of a Fall Hiring Initiative, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced...
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Comment by Joe Balkis on October 12, 2014 at 16:28
On Wednesday, UPS responded to the imperative of ultra-convenience by launching a trial run of some Amazon-style delivery lockers that let buyers pick up...
wired.com|By Marcus Wohlsen
Comment by Joe Balkis on October 11, 2014 at 14:32
From the first issue of the UPSurge newspaper September 1975. Still a good program to organize around.
 
From the first issue of the UPSurge newspaper September 1975. Still a good program to organize around.
Comment by Joe Balkis on October 11, 2014 at 14:13
The rank-and-file group UPSurge had an impact far beyond its size--and its legacy can still be felt at UPS today.
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Comment by Joe Balkis on October 10, 2014 at 23:28
Last I heard the company doesn't want to create any 22.3 jobs, I have heard they don't want to give us the 80 jobs they owe us. I heard the local 705 wants 250 22.3 & stronger layoff protection. I heard the company proposed the same raises as the national which was $3.90 over 5 years. We need $4.40 just to break even with inflation, not to mention our share in the increased productivity. I heard they disrespected the rank n file on the negotiation committee by not giving them all the info, only to the officials. I heard ups still hasn't given the full proposal.
 If the companies playing hardball, the local should be mobilizing the membership. they could flier after the negotiations updating the membership, passing out stickers, t-shirts. Oh thats what were doing. escalating actions rallys, ect. Preparing the membership for a strike if necessary.
 
I'm saying the local 705 leadership should prepare by mobilizing the membership. That is what is done to get a decent contract. Only so much can be done behind closed doors. What we are looking at is a worse contract. The highpoint was 1997. Each contract was progressively worse under the misleadership of jrhoffa. We tended to get better than the national on minor issues but tended to get stuck with the major concessions. The raises have been getting progressively smaller over time, when they actually should be getting bigger. The length of time it takes to get up to full time pay keeps increasing. Now they are attacking our health insurance. Be prepared for a sales job on teamcrap which is inferior to what we have now.
Comment by Joe Balkis on October 9, 2014 at 14:31
 

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