More Hoffa Threats at UPS

The Hoffa administration is reportedly threatening UPS Teamsters in Western Pennsylvania who are voting this weekend for the third time on their supplemental agreement.

hoffa_thumb.jpgThe company’s latest offer removes the givebacks contained in the second offer, and restores pension money so that wage increases will not have to be partially diverted to the pension fund.

Those are important changes. 

The Hoffa administration has put UPSers and their local unions in Western Pennsylvania in an impossible situation by imposing the national contract and multiple supplements that were rejected by the majority of the members.

By playing divide and conquer, Hoffa and Denis Taylor have sided with management and gravely undermined our union's bargaining leverage. 

Now they are apparently issuing threats too. One local reported that Hoffa will implement the company’s inferior second offer if the new offer is rejected. If true, this would be illegal.

UPS management has stated that its current offer is on the table until May 10, over a month from now. (See Paragraph 4 of the offer).

Hoffa cannot legally threaten to impose a contract that is inferior to the offer the company has on the table.

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  • John Pajack
    commented 2019-04-07 07:17:31 -0400
    I want my pension money back !!!
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2019-04-06 10:09:39 -0400
    Ups has gotten the head if the teamsters to work for the company with us the members footing the bill against, Hoffa should of been removed when the fat rat cut our pensions the trouble was no one else in the country had thier pensions cut except the Northeast, otherwise if everyone had thier pensions cut their would of been so many members in a state of madness he would of been removed,but thier time is coming and when it does Hoffa will go into hiding like the rat he is
  • John Smith
    commented 2019-04-06 09:58:03 -0400
    To the teamsters,
    stick together with might. While working, plan for strike time off. Sock as much monies away as possible, take out home equity loans while personal income is still provable. Take the home equity loans and liquidate into cash and lock in safety deposit boxes. If strike is called upon or decided by the mass majority of laborers there, you now have a good chance of winning.
    If you dont have opportunity to cash resources, to apply for welfare is a second option, this has been done before and has proven very effective to hold out. UPS would not go long on a strike out, the packages must be delivered and with todays impatient customers, they would jam the lines with delivery complaints till UPS couldn’t take it no more. There is manpower shortage because of low unemployment. Great opportunity for a labor challenge!!!
  • Mike Omalley
    commented 2019-04-06 09:40:14 -0400
    Hoffa is way outta line on this ! Time to remove these guys from office. We also need change on governing laws of representation ! Too protect our rites against bad representives during contract negotiations. They were hired and elected to work for us not the companies….
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-04-06 09:32:53 -0400
    A million+ eligible voters not voting…Hoffa is the result of lazy disengaged members !!
    A membership of SHEEP has begat a Executive Board of WOLVES .
  • Dan Reihing
    commented 2019-04-06 07:33:31 -0400
    Stop him Now!!!!! No more check off for your dues! Make the ba come to the barn and collect them. If they have to do that, it will totally screw them up and it is legal!
  • Jim Cochran
    commented 2019-04-05 23:25:28 -0400
    Good luck. I will pick union protection. Also I like the money we make. Western PA has been screwed. I totally agree. Don’t agree to right to work. In my eyes any Teamster that agrees to right to work isn’t a true Teamster.
  • Jonathan Cressman
    commented 2019-04-05 23:13:41 -0400
    I’m sorry to say this but your comment on ! Not very smart !!!! Is falling on deaf ears and there’s a whole lot of deaf ears in western Pennsylvania’s locals. Because we have a organized labor group called the teamsters who are just as corrupt as they were back in the seventies slamming this contract down our throat when we clearly said no and they don’t want to hear what we want in this contract. honestly I’m done I’m done there’s nothing no one can do to change my mind when right-to-work comes to this state I’m done paying union dues I’m not worried anymore about what goes on after me I’m not worried about it honestly I’ve had 30 years here at this company and I’m ready to move on I’d rather drive water truck or work for XPO or some other non-union group because it’s just as bad when you got the company and the Union on the same side. What does it matter. Because it doesn’t matter anymore.
  • Jim Cochran
    commented 2019-04-05 22:42:46 -0400
    Not very smart to stop paying dues. You would weaken the union. Then when you make fed ex wages with crappy benefits you will be like this really sucks. Smh
  • Jonathan Cressman
    commented 2019-04-05 22:39:34 -0400
    I thought I would never say this because I never was in agreement of right to work but if it ever comes to my state ‘ll be the first person to stop paying my union dues because I want to starve these jerkoffs out I do not want to pay thousands of dollars a year for people who Miss represent me and don’t support my fellow brothers and sisters views when it comes to these type of contract negotiations . These guys are a scam their shysters and their corrupt and I want nothing to do with this teamster’s Union anymore. And they have absolutely lost their mind if they think that I would want to promote this Union to any other workforce outside UPS weather is FedEx or any other work group. This here is the beginning and the end of all union labor in this country thanks to the Hoffa ministration they put the final nail in the coffin
  • Jim Cochran
    commented 2019-04-05 22:38:55 -0400
    Lol. Rumor has it there are more problems for King Pat in Central Pa. rumor has it most of the other BA’s in ups central pa supplement are mad at King Pat and his Minion (jimmy Little). Jimmy is Pats bitch from what we have been told. The one thing I agree with our BA here in 773 is King Pat needs to go. For those of you that don’t know King Pat is a ups BA in Wilkesbarre PA Local 401. He sells out all us in Central PA except his members. More info to come.
  • Thomas Zimmerman
    commented 2019-04-05 18:07:19 -0400
    You all need to remember this and Vote Teamsters United when the time comes! Vote the OZ Slate
  • Thomas Zimmerman
    commented 2019-04-05 18:07:19 -0400
    You all need to remember this and Vote Teamsters United when the time comes! Vote the OZ Slate
  • Ed Smith
    commented 2019-04-05 16:21:47 -0400
    I hope he meets the same fate as his father.
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2019-04-05 16:02:07 -0400
    It’s time Hoffa was shown the door to the street,this lowlife works for the members not the other way around around.hoffa is a thief,he is a bully,he does not suffer financialy like the members that pays his salary from bad contracts and cut pensions,he should suffer the same fate as the members that he puts in these positions,if our pensions are cut his should be cut,the same for his salary ,the members should vote to wether or not he gets a pay increase ,either way it’s past his time to go
  • Steve Meyash
    commented 2019-04-05 15:53:36 -0400
    Can we just impeach Hoffa right now and get it over with?
  • Liz Abel Ryan
    commented 2019-04-05 15:25:11 -0400
    Is it election time yet?
  • William Stockstill
    commented 2019-04-05 14:41:40 -0400
    Hoffa sr is rolling over in his grave!! Jr has sold us all out!
  • Mark McCormack
    commented 2019-04-05 14:11:16 -0400
    This cock sucker needs to go!
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