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#81 Shaman

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Posted March 30 2014 - 08:10 PM

UPS Actions Draw Scrutiny from Elected Officials

 

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UPS’s actions in Maspeth are drawing increased scrutiny from concerned elected officials as public support grows for Local 804 members.

 

A resolution has now been introduced to the City Council calling on UPS to revoke the terminations and negotiate with Local 804. Click here to read the City Hall Resolution.

 

Public Advocate Letitia James has warned the company about its unfair treatment of New York City workers and how that might impact UPS's ability to work with the City in the future. 

 

UPS benefits from more than $40 million in business annually with the City of New York and New York State and saves mores than $15 million every year in reduced parking violation fines every year through a special program with the NYC Department of Finance. 

 

The New York City Public Advocate, City Council members, and New York State Senate and Assembly members have scheduled a press conference with Local 804 members at City Hall for April 3.


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Posted March 31 2014 - 04:28 AM

WOW!  How will I ever recover from the razor sharp rhetorical wit and amazingly superior debating skills of Beavis and Butthead? 


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Posted March 31 2014 - 10:31 AM

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Posted March 31 2014 - 11:59 AM

wow!!!!!..........I did not realize that the "city council" was signatory to the Labor Agreement.........guess the toodle=losers are one step ahead  of reality......N OT!


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Posted March 31 2014 - 01:00 PM

The city council should run local 804. Apparently someone can't.
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Posted March 31 2014 - 01:05 PM

What does City Council have to do with UPS getting their jobs back? That local has totally dropped the ball


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Posted March 31 2014 - 01:10 PM

coke...the "city council" has everything to do with getting the jobs back since the incompetent toodle-loser 804 leadership has dropped the ball and relinquished any ability to get the job done, however you raise a very good question in that the "city council" has nothing to do with the Labor Agreement and can do NOTHING.......let us all hope that these drivers are not subject to the results of more incompetent toodle-loser "lack of leadership"


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Posted March 31 2014 - 01:15 PM

Ah...let me guess...the wonder boys think that Local 804 is the first union in the labor movement to reach out to elected officials for support.  When UPS saves more than $15 million each year in reduced parking violation fines through a program with the NYC Department of Finance, that represents one hell of a pressure point!  Fortunately, neither Beavis Hatcher, Butthead PM or anyone from UPS is sitting on the City Council.  I guess that would be three big reasons that the Maspeth drivers can expect support from the Council. 


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Posted March 31 2014 - 02:23 PM

bobo...reaching out??????????? does that make the city council a player?...signatory to the agreement? a participant in the grievance process?/////thought not....so bobo what is your point?  the city council should bail out incompetent toodle-loser leadership????? why?


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Posted March 31 2014 - 03:16 PM

Support Statement from New York State Senator Tony Avella

 

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“I was alarmed to learn that the United Parcel Service (UPS) had issued notices of termination to 250 of its drivers. What is even more alarming is the fact that the notices were issued in response to their support of a fellow employee. I stand with Teamsters Local 804 and call on UPS to do the right thing and immediately reinstate the employment of these hardworking men and women.”


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Posted March 31 2014 - 03:27 PM

A walkout for respect at UPS
 

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Danny Katch reports on a mass firing of Teamsters by UPS, and the outpouring of support they are receiving in response.

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Members and supporters of Teamsters Local 804 rally in defense of 250 fired workers

 

 

"UPS WORKERS around the country are fed up...What happened here on February 26 was a culmination. You can't put a tea kettle on, turn on the flame, and expect it not to boil over!"

 

Those were the words of Tim Sylvester, president of Teamsters Local 804, at a rally outside the gates of a UPS facility in Maspeth, Queens, on the morning of March 21. What had "boiled over" on February 26 was the type of action not often seen in the U.S. labor movement these days, a 90-minute walkout of over 250 drivers in response to the unjust firing of Jairo Reyes, a driver of 23 years.

 

"They were so fed up, not even for me but in their personal experience, the pressure they're getting from the company," says Reyes, adding:

 

Put yourself in that situation, [management is] telling you're fired and you walk about anyways...Here's a decent paying job in America working for a very competitive company. To feel inside you that, my choice is either stay here and continue putting up with the garbage or just walk out and giving myself a sense of dignity--it hits home. There is a lot of unfairness and a lot of inequality.

 

UPS responded to the walkout in the only way that anyone who has ever worked for "Big Brown" (including this author) would expect: by raising the stakes. The company put hundreds of drivers who participated in the action on notice of termination.

 

But if UPS was hoping to intimidate its workers, it miscalculated. Local 804 put out a call for support and has received an overwhelming response, getting over 100,000 signatures in just two weeks on petitions sent out by the union and the Working Families Party. An incident that started with one driver in one building has snowballed into a fight involving thousands of workers with grievances of their own in one of the country's largest unionized companies.

 

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Posted March 31 2014 - 04:26 PM

It's not about reaching out. It's about unfucking themselves.
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Posted March 31 2014 - 04:49 PM

It is about reaching out, Butthead!  And Beavis knows full well that the City Council is not signatory to the collective bargaining agreement!  I understand that the two of you will go to any extremes for the sake of your political agenda, and I'm sure that UPS appreciates it, but you both know that organized labor has reached out to labor friendly representatives whenever they felt that it could be helpful.  Card Check!  Trade Agreements!  Right to Work legislation!  And yes, to exert pressure where they can in the event of a work stoppage!  Elected officials seek our support and our financial contributions every time they face an opponent!  Some of them actually return the favor in a small way by taking an interest in issues that affect us, and weighing in on our side of the issue!  And believe me, I'm using the phrase "our side" very loosely when it applies to you two friggin' morons! 


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Posted March 31 2014 - 07:16 PM

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Posted April 01 2014 - 08:32 AM

oh Charlie...aka shaman....you are licking yourself again....and every time you lick yourself , god drowns a kitten.........the sad thing bobo is that the toodle-loser 804 "leadership?" has screwed the pooch so thoroughly that these drivers are left grasping at straws (city council etc) and throwing themselves to the mercy of UPS management........not a good place to be.....but what we have come to expect from the toodle-losers....eh bobo?


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Posted April 01 2014 - 08:43 AM

Support Statement from State Senator Michael Giannaris

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“UPS must explain the firing of 250 of its hardworking drivers, who briefly stood up for their fellow employee and then returned to work. Not only has UPS fired these drivers, but it has ignored the

larger issues that would force so many employees to protest. UPS has a responsibility to its employees to begin a dialogue and work to resolve real problems, not throw people out in the cold when too many Americans are struggling to make ends meet.”


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Posted April 01 2014 - 09:17 AM

Actor Escorts NYC Councilmembers On Tour Of Stables

 

(New York) - Teamster officials and Teamster horse-carriage drivers thanked actor Liam Neeson for escorting City Councilmembers on a tour of the Clinton Park Horse Stables Sunday afternoon.

 

Councilmembers were invited to ask questions about the care and treatment of the animals and saw firsthand how well the horses live.

 

Neeson, a horse lover who supports the horse-carriage drivers offered to show New York City Councilmembers for themselves how well the horses are treated.

 

 

Hey...wait a damn minute!  Those horse-carriage drivers are represented by the Teamsters!  Is Liam Neeson signatory to their contract?  And what are those pesky City Council members doing involving themselves in yet ANOTHER Teamster dispute?  Oh boy...wait til Farley gets wind of this! 


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Posted April 01 2014 - 09:39 AM

Actor Escorts NYC Councilmembers On Tour Of Stables

 

(New York) - Teamster officials and Teamster horse-carriage drivers thanked actor Liam Neeson for escorting City Councilmembers on a tour of the Clinton Park Horse Stables Sunday afternoon.

 

Councilmembers were invited to ask questions about the care and treatment of the animals and saw firsthand how well the horses live.

 

Neeson, a horse lover who supports the horse-carriage drivers offered to show New York City Councilmembers for themselves how well the horses are treated.

 

 

Hey...wait a damn minute!  Those horse-carriage drivers are represented by the Teamsters!  Is Liam Neeson signatory to their contract?  And what are those pesky City Council members doing involving themselves in yet ANOTHER Teamster dispute?  Oh boy...wait til Farley gets wind of this! 

 

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Posted April 01 2014 - 06:20 PM

bob0!.!.!.!.!....truly, cannot you see that you just made the point?....the city council is part of the equation since they allow for horse carriage permits etc...and there is a movement to stop the horse carriages in Central Park....so it is entirely appropriate to bring the city council in for a celebrity guided tour...since the city council is party.........and the horsemen didn't make the mistake of abandoning their jobs like the toodle-loser leadership recommended  at 804.......where the state senate, city council, council of churches etc. have no part in the UPS Labor Agreement......bobo...do you get it now?......and Charlie, another kitten was just drowned .....keep licking yourself


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Posted April 01 2014 - 07:32 PM

UPS Fires Drivers, Draws More Heat

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Officials Call on UPS to Take Back Firings, Come to the Table & Settle

 

UPS has dangerously escalated its attack on Local 804 members and their families by firing twenty drivers at Maspeth.

 

UPS has issued 250 notices of terminations in all and claims it has the right to fire any of these drivers at any time. Now, management has randomly chosen twenty drivers by lot and fired them. This is an all-time low for arbitrary discipline, even for UPS—and it will not stand.

 

Since UPS fired Jairo Reyes and 250 drivers walked off the job in protest, Local 804 has repeatedly tried to bring UPS to the table to settle the issues.

 

UPS’s actions this week were a heartless attack on drivers and their families.

 

They are also a slap in the face to elected officials and consumers who have called on UPS to rescind the terminations and resolve the issues with Local 804.  Political leaders are scrutinizing tax-payer funds that go to UPS, including over $15 million a year that UPS gets in reduced parking ticket fees—all at tax-payers’ expense.

 

Local 804 will continue to work with political leaders and the public to bring UPS management to the table to reach a fair settlement. We will do whatever is necessary to achieve this goal.

 

Now more than ever is the time to be united and disciplined.

 

The company fired a group of drivers to try to divide us, create panic, or try to get Local 804 to cave in and sell out. That is not going to happen. Management may hope that we do something rash so they can bring the hammer down even harder.  We are not going to give them that excuse. 

 

We are taking our cause to the public tomorrow and to the steps of City Hall on Thursday for a press conference at 10 a.m.

 

We remain committed to achieving a negotiated settlement and getting labor-management relations on the right path at UPS. 

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** Relationship is the Illusion @ https://www.facebook...151532630673053

The Role of the Contrary @ https://www.facebook...151543214823053

 

Interview by Jerry Katz, Editor @ http://www.nonduality.com/

 

** Charlie Engel (aka Shaman) Interviewed by Nonduality.com @ http://www.teamster....-nondualitycom/

 

Teamster.net Postings

 

** Teamster Worth Equals Community Service and Contribution @ http://www.teamster....d-contribution/

** UPS Oakland -- New Lawsuit Filed @ http://www.teamster....-lawsuit-filed/  (74,127 views as of 07-23-2013)

** Background on a $87 Million Settlement of Behalf of Labor @ http://www.teamster..../?hl=settlement   

** Joe Republican @ http://www.teamster....joe-republican/

 

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In 2001, I wrote a story about a special tree in the Shell Ridge Open Space.  I shared the story with a few friends.  One of the friends was Daya Cramer.  Daya taught  a college preparation course in creative writing at a local High School.  The first story was written by one of her students.  It is about a class field trip to my home in Walnut Creek.  In October of 2001, approximately fifteen students from Daya's class were introduced to the mystical realm.  I learned later that they were "not the same" for the rest of the school year.  I don't know if they have all recovered or if they want to.

Hiking Trip -- By Sarah Lauehttps://www.facebook...ue/500450033052

 

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