Letters From Our Members

Hoffa Sells Labor Peace on the Cheap
It’s time we faced up to the number one problem in our union. The problem is a lack of leadership coming from Junior Hoffa and his associates.

These parasites don’t want to have their sleeping arrangements disturbed.
They sell labor peace on the cheap, rather than working for the dues-paying members’ concerns.

Keep up the battle for a democratic Teamsters Union. We’re behind you.

Delmar Bequette
Roadway, Local 600
New Douglas, Ill.
 

We Were Deceived
I am an Allied carhaul Teamster,  and I am so furious at the outcome of the concession vote. The voters were tricked into believing that CEO Hugh Sawyer would be fired if we voted to accept the concessions.

Instead, Hugh got a big chunk of money at one time that will take me over 15 years to make at this job, and they want us to give up 15 percent. By the end of the 3 years, we will be behind even more. With just a handful more of No votes,  the concessions would have been voted down. The deception about Sawyer made the difference. I think we should get to re-vote, since we were deceived.
Jerry Barnes
Allied, Local 332
Flint, Mich.

Remember the ‘Best Contract Ever?’
Remember the “Best Contract Ever” in 2002?  Now comes an even bigger insult to union membership—UPS pulling out of Central States. 

We shouldn’t even consider allowing UPS to have control of our pensions. It shows Hoffa’s lack of concern for our union membership.

Many of our members don’t remember the company’s early retirement buy-out of management employees several years ago. The company cut their benefits, and they had to sue the company.  

We have to fight tooth and nail to make UPS honor the contract. The tragic part of this is many members are so disgusted with the union and lack of real representation that they feel caught in the middle.

If this company gets control of the Central States Pensions, God help us all.
I urge you to stand together as good union members and demand the union fight for a real “Best Contract Ever” to provide for your families’ future.
Beverly Calhoun,
UPS, Retired, Local 391
Greensboro, N.C.

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