July 3, 2013: UPS Teamsters have launched a petition drive asking members to pledge to Vote No until UPS delivers a better contract.
Members are working with TDU in virtually all the areas where supplements and riders were rejected to spread the word and vote down the contract again in even bigger numbers if improvements aren’t made.
UPS members have produced leaflets and petitions addressing specific issues in the supplements and riders, but the message is the same: we’re united and prepared to keep Voting No until UPS gets it right.
The International union and many local officials are out spreading the lie that it is impossible to make any changes. It’s only impossible if Hall doesn’t bargain for them; and only continued solidarity and pressure from members can make that happen.
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“People are thirsty for information. The petition is a great way to talk with other Teamsters and get them caught up with what’s happening after the solid NO vote. My first time out, I got over 100 to sign on. We’re ready to vote NO again if we don’t get what we deserve.”
Bruce Carpenter, Local 580, Lansing, Mich.
“In Local 177 we voted our supplement down in big numbers. But, some of the people I talk to think we’ve already lost. If we do nothing, yeah, but not if we get out there and try. We have another vote! Members in Local 177 are working together and collecting hundreds of signatures to say: no healthcare cuts, protect our benefits and retiree healthcare. We’ve got power if we stand together. We already demonstrated that once, and we’re prepared to do it again.”
Mike Venezia, Local 177, New Jersey