Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How Long Will the Teamsters Continue to Suck?

It's been 2 1/2 weeks since Teamsters Local #17 stole $50 from my paycheck. That money was to pay for my family's Christmas -- yes, Unions stole my Christmas* -- and I haven't received a refund, nor have they even called me back.

I called and left a message two weeks ago. Nothing.

Then I called again today, and the woman I needed to speak to? Out on Tuesdays. So I left another message.


So I post this instead: The Teamsters suck and will continue to suck until they refund my family's Christmas.

The photo to the right is me wearing the only part of the UPS uniform that I got to keep. Because it's a Santa's Helper hat with UPS spelled on it using Christmas trees and stars and snowmen. No, I didn't get it from UPS. I received it from a deranged friend who thought it would be great if I wore it while I worked for UPS. Which I didn't.

Did I remember to say she is deranged? When she posts here commenting on my ungratefulness, you'll know it. Her blog can be found at this link.


*
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Pansy Palmetto said...

Haw! Unions stole your family Xmas? Try this: I stormed into the Social Security office today because ONCE AGAIN they have not paid me even though they fuck me constantly.

I am supposed to get my [cue sad violin music] Total Disability money on the 3rd Wednesday of each month via automatic deposit into that slush fund account that my husband does not know about at my bank.

I tear them up one side and down the other.

Well.

Did YOU know that January 14, 2009 is NOT the third Wednesday of this month? Well, strip me down, tie me up, cover me in apricot/pineapple marmalade and call me a Giant Hairless Red Ass Baboon because neither did I!! hahahahahhahahahhahaha!

Christ. Or, as RoseannaRoseannaPansyDanna would say: nebbermind.

I AM NOT DERANGED.

3:37 PM, January 16, 2009  
Anonymous Pansy Palmetto said...

As to that lovely UPS hat you state: "I received it from a deranged friend who thought it would be great if I wore it while I worked for UPS. Which I didn't."

So, which is it?
---You did not wear the hat?
---You did not work while employed by UPS?

I AM NOT DEFANGED.

4:50 PM, January 16, 2009  
Blogger fishing_curtis said...

I was a Teamster and with several others was a victim of teamster colusion with the company 4 of us lost our jobs.Teamster local 96 sucks

5:11 PM, April 05, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a Teamster, too. And about a year ago, I lost my job via teamster collusion with the company. Out of the blue, I met a gentleman who worked on the state's turnpike as a toll collector and he told me, someone threw him a $20 bill, but had a speed pass in their car and kept going. So the state (his employer) accused him of stealing, and he was like," NO, I DIDN'T!" He had stuck the $20 in a back part of his portfolio to collect money, because he knew he'd be over $20. So it wasn't in his pocket. He went through all the union BS stuff and lost...the teamsters gave him the," Oh, well..."and then he was denied unemployment. So he went to a congress man about it. Once he found out I was also a teamster that had been screwed and was being denied unemployment because the company thought I wasn't going fast enough and fired me, after I was screwed around with and picked on, he gave me the congressman's phone number.

So I told my union rep. If I was denied unemployment, I'd write the congressman about what happened to me and the shady things that went on at that business. He said the business that fired me knew nothing about me being denied unemployment...But I got my unemployment after that!!!

So my union rep also said he'd call me and try to find me another job after being terminated. The guy never calls and sometimes calls if I call him. So tonight, he hadn't called me back in a week, and about 3 weeks before that he said he was going to call me next week (NEVER HAPPENED) and we'd go out for coffee, so I was tired of this jerk's empty promises. Called him and put the phone up to my toilet as I flushed it.

Local 429 Reading, PA sucks!!!!!

9:28 PM, July 12, 2010  
Blogger Dan said...

There is nothing good about the Teamsters! They use the same bullying tuactics on their rank and file that they use on the companies who have to deal with them.

Personally, I wonder why Hoffa Jr. would want to be president of the organization that was probably in collusion with the mob over the murder of his father.

Teamsters are scum. Watch your ass around those fuckers!

8:02 PM, April 20, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this sounds foolish but I retired from the teamsters, $100,000+ job, early out. I was being forced to steal up to four hours a day from the company I worked for. The policy from management was you will steal from the company but if we find out about it your job is at risk. I became a full time truck driver after 22 year as a part time employee. Even though I knew the full time drivers were theives I didnt know how bad it was and I didnt know management supported it. I was lucky I was able to put in the required 25 years and get out. When I had 24yrs 11 months one month short of qualifing for retirement I was fired accused of stealing time by a NAZI manager, he told me I didnt appreciate my job because I have never been fired before. I was the only driver not stealing time. When I got my job back after six weeks, no help from the union, I did take four hours a day more to do my job untill my retirement paper work was processed. True the pay was good and stealing time was supported by the union and management. But it made me feel like a crap, so I walked away from a $100,000 a year job with benefits. Im just not union material.

5:46 PM, November 13, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked as student for a company where they had the teamsters, all I can say is what a joke!! .. In order for me to work for the company is I had to pay union dues!! , but I wasn't part of the union , it went into. Category on pay stub under " social club" .. The company was a relatively had a small workforce about 30 workers, ?? And they had a union, the individual who was the head of the teamsters was the most condescending lazy worker , he wasn't capable of doing his job due to his weight issue, and he played favoritism for certain ppl?? I thought the union was to protect the right of the workers..bull shit! .. So as a student i was being exploited, and forced to do alot of grunt work. I was getting less then half then most of the workers their and I my productivity level was double there's ?? Makes much sense?? The teamsters are a joke and their in it too profit there own gains, just like anything else it's a business. Protecting lazy old workers , not giving an opportunity too hard workers !! Fuck the teamsters!!

7:02 PM, February 05, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters sucks we got this guy Russ he's with the local 137 he sucks he is the worst god damn Union wrapped ever this guy walks like he's got a pair but he doesn't when he sees the union members walk by he won't even come up and say anything, he just tells bunch of s*** to people and that's it he makes himself out to be on our side but he's not he's just a liar a cheat just like everybody else in the Union taking your money and giving us nothing in return I wish I could just walk away from it but I can I gotta work just like everybody else.

11:09 PM, June 27, 2013  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teamsters Local 385 sucks also. They will take your money every paycheck but hardly ever spend any of it to support you. All they do is talk talk talk. They have no balls when it comes to getting anything done. How do I know this.....Longwood Police haven't had a raise in over 6 years now or a new contract. They are running off an expired contract from 2008 that doesn't give the employees anything new and all Bob the business agent says is it's the union members fault as union members because they don't do enough. The members constantly ask for various things to be done and Bob says it will be done but it never does. The members cant get help or support from other Local 385 members either. The members even went to Bob's boss Mike who can't or won't get anything done either. What a joke Local 385 is!

4:59 PM, August 28, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turns out that transfers likes breaking laws in Texas too. I'm working on a lawsuit now. I never agreed to work for a union just the company.

9:47 PM, February 05, 2015  
Blogger s stan said...

Wah. $50 bucks cost you a Christmas? BS

4:14 PM, February 16, 2016  

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