Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?
Perhaps the greatest manifestation of civil disobedience today is the illegal presence of between 12 million and 20 million immigrants who broke into our country or are breaking the law by being here after their visas expired. PAT BUCHANAN
Saturday, December 29, 2018
CROOKED GREEDY TEAMSTERS HOG UPS WORKERS' PAY - NO WONDER THE UNIONS ARE ALL DEMOCRAT - THEY NEVER STOP ASSAULTING THE AMERICAN WORKER!
Union Scum: Seasonal UPS Workers Had Paychecks Taken By Local
Teamsters Chapter In Boston
Season UPS workers in the Boston area worked for over 40
hours a week during the holidays, and only received less that $15 total in
compensation. It may sound like sweat shop labor. It isn’t. The local Teamsters
chapter in the area virtually gobbled up every season worker’s paycheck…because
that’s what happens when you join a union. They’re scum. Sheila O’Malley of Charlestown
told CBS Boston that she worked 41 hours one week, many of it during the
nights, and only received $14.52 in total pay. She agreed to pay the Teamsters
$500 initiation fee in $32.00/week payments, but she was later told that this
policy had been rescinded. Now, she and others have been sent scrambling
financially, as the union sucked all of their hard earned money from their
paychecks. The National Labor Relations Board is now investigating the local
Teamsters chapter over their labor practices (via CBS
Sheila assumed it was a mistake and the money would be refunded.
In part, because Sheila, like other thousands of other seasonal part time UPS
workers, signed an agreement to pay the $500 Teamsters union initiation fee in
$32.00 weekly installments. But UPS told her it wasn’t a mistake. A spokesperson
for UPS told the I-Team, “Local 25 reversed this long standing practice by
rescinding this policy.”
For the new hires, that meant the balance of the union
initiation fees and dues would be deducted in one lump sum. For Sheila, that
was $490.00- nearly her entire week’s pay.
“I cried and tried to plead my case with them. But there was no
wiggle room. He [union representative] said ‘You’re a part of the union now and
you won’t have to worry about that coming out of your check,’” she said.
Some employees tell WBZ the union blamed UPS for what happened.
But all of this finger pointing doesn’t matter to Sheila and the thousands of
others who were left with little or no money.
“Financially it was crippling. It seemed
like a few hundred dollars but that money was already spent and then we didn’t
have it,” she said.
“I thought they were supposed to protect our rights,” Sheila
told CBS Boston. She thought the union was there to ensure a fair wage was
distributed for their work. That’s not what unions are for anymore, as many of
you already know. They’re just war chests and political arms for their allies
in the Democratic Party.