UPS Mechanics Contract Update Requested

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  1. swamt

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    UPS Mechanics ask to be released from mediation.
    I believe you guys were down to the meat and potatoes (economics) were you not? Good luck guys. I know with you guys it's not all about the money, so I hope you guys get what you are wanting...

    http://teamsterair.org/node/2525
     
  2. 787nightmare

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    I don't think we'll strike...just a hunch.
    I think the Co is just trying to wear us down-like the pilots.
    And I think the big issue is healthcare and retiree medical.
    We aren't suppose to meet again until May.

    UPS has all the time in the world.
    And still leverage with the "signing bonus v retro"....
     
  3. swamt

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    Just like our co has been wearing us down. The co claims they are very dedicated to getting a new agreement but we will see come this April and May as they claim they have stepped up their meeting dates with the mediators which should have happened from the get go imo. The co wants us to have something to vote on before the summer (this was stated by the co. in a new video out at work) so we will see if they make any movements as AMFA has. Good luck to you and all on getting a new agreement. I believe we (UPS and SWA) have been waiting about the same amount of time and going on 5 years.
    Has UPS responded to the teamsters filing for release yet? Why the long wait until May to meet? Just another stall tactic by the co? I will update ASAP. Take care.
     
  4. 787nightmare

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    UPS yawned at the filing request.
    Again all we hear is the same IBT rhetoric and chest pounding.
    We don't know a thing more than we did a year ago.

    They'll give us a deal when they get damn good and ready to.
    Brutal truth.
     
  5. swamt

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    Yup. Same here. When they are ready, that's when we will get an agreement. Nothing sooner. All based on when the company wants to get it done. I am still optimistic on anything this year let alone this summer.
     
  6. swamt

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    787, Just to update you a little. We are currently meeting with the company for a planned full week of nego's about mechanics. I will update you with our unions update next week.
    I know you guys are not meeting again until May, but do you know the dates in May for you guys? Good luck.
     
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    SWAMT see my pm....thx
     
  8. swamt

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    Thx 787, I will pass on the word.
    Ourselves are also at a stand still and soon we will get a "road show" update on Oct 2nd and 3rd. After this our membership will make a choice where to go from here. Good luck, and hope for the best for you guys...
     

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