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Remember all those photos last summer of @UPS #Teamsters sharing temperature readings from the inside of their package cars? 100 degrees? 120? 140!

Yeah, we remember. #1u 🧵 Image
And all those workers and their families who’ve suffered death, heat stroke, dehydration, and severe illness won’t soon forget about UPS’s negligence.

It’s long past time this corporation pulling in revenue in excess of $100 billion did something about it.
Corporate PR campaigns like “Cool Solutions” and “ReCharge” aren’t going to cut it. #Teamsters need real solutions, not excuses and distractions.

At the bargaining table and in the barns, it’s time to reconcile with air conditioning and proper ventilation.
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Subcommittees to the @UPS #Teamsters Nat'l Negotiating Committee, including Safety & Health and Premium Services, got back to the table in full force today as national talks with UPS resumed in Alexandria, VA. (1/12) Image
The teams, working across the table from @UPS negotiators, adjusted and improved contract language to help reach tentative agreement on nearly 10 articles before the end of the day. (2/12)
Simultaneously, the #Teamsters’ national committee announced that #strike authorization votes among UPS members will start being conducted by local unions in-person and nationwide beginning this week. (3/12) Image
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Thousands of Freight #Teamsters at TForce will be able to begin voting for strike authorization starting this week. Image
The TForce National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee urges all members at the company to vote YES to authorize a #strike — to only be called in the event TForce does not reach agreement with the Teamsters.
Strike authorization balloting will be done in-person outside of TForce barns or at local union halls. Results will be announced on Friday, June 16.

“Our members’ voices need to be heard at TForce," said John A. Murphy, #Teamsters National Freight Director.
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Local unions representing @UPS #Teamsters will begin conducting in-person voting this week for strike authorization. #1u Image
Voting YES will enable the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee to call a nationwide strike at UPS should the company fail to reach agreement on a strong new contract for more than 340,000 UPS Teamsters.
Strike authorization votes will be recorded in-person at local union halls and at the gates of UPS facilities.

Results will be announced Friday, June 16.
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After a 13-hour day — at the bargaining table & in subcommittee meetings — the @UPS #Teamsters National Negotiating Committee ended Tues. with a sharper focus on forcing UPS to make more progress on key proposals. Image
#Teamsters spent hours throughout the day pushing back on UPS's attempts to maintain the status quo or weaken worker protections in its Surepost program. Article 26 of the Nat'l Master Agreement outlines UPS’s eligibility to ship smaller packages of specific weight/size via USPS. Image
Several rounds of #Teamster proposals were exchanged to push UPS to put more boxes back on union package cars and commit to regular testing of the very technology the company uses to redirect volume. Image
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#Teamsters are calling on shareholders of Chipotle $CMG to support Item Six, a proposal that calls for the adoption of a non-interference policy in worker organizing efforts to prevent union busting at the company:… #1u
Chipotle staff in Lansing, MI who joined #Teamsters Local 243 became the first workers to form a union at the fast casual chain last year.
"Let me put the record straight: while the company stopped short of breaking the law by firing workers — like an NLRB Administrative Law Judge found in Maine — Chipotle sent in union busters (euphemistically called ‘union avoidance consultants’) and held mandatory meetings..."
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Armed with the knowledge & resources to organize & take action, UPSers came away from this weekend's training at the #Teamsters Local 174 union hall with blueprints for building powerful contract action teams at their barns. Image
Nearly 300 stewards and other members from across Joint Council 28 gathered for the five-hour training program as experts from the International discussed the bargaining process and how to coordinate member-to-member communication within their shops. ImageImageImage
At the conclusion of the training, members were fired up and eager to use what they learned to engage their co-workers.

Rank-and-file @UPS #Teamsters have been participating in Contract Action Team trainings nationwide. ImageImageImage
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Protecting Teamster work from third parties and safeguarding good-paying jobs from invasive technologies were the themes of the day as national negotiations resumed between UPS #Teamsters and Big Brown. Image
The union’s National Negotiating Committee and company heads convened multiple times throughout the day in Washington.

@UPS discussed technology and external relationships, particularly with the United States Postal Service. ImageImageImage
#Teamsters General President Sean M. O’Brien reminded management that attempted implementation of any advanced technology that may harm workers or eliminates jobs will be combatted aggressively by the union.
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And our union’s National Negotiating Committee knows it. Committee leaders, like #Teamsters Gen. President Sean M. O’Brien & Gen. Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman, & Teamster rank-and-filers reconvened nat'l negotiations with @UPS executives today. Image
During late morning and early afternoon bargaining, as both sides discussed technology, package volumes, and new Teamster jobs, committee members remained vocal that the #Teamsters are unified in this fight.
UPSers are coordinating and sharing information, and the negotiating team stands behind its proposals to improve the way of life for the company’s workforce.

"Yes, we need to preserve and improve our strong benefits, and we want to see wages go up for all," O’Brien said.
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The first time I remember hearing the word “content” was around 2005, in reference to material one would put in a website to increase traffic. Your dry cleaner, for example, would get a website and supply “assets” (logo, location photo, etc), 1/
But they then realized they needed something on there to get people to come back and keep them there. That stuff was “content.” A video, a poem, a blog post, it didn’t matter. Now why your dry cleaner needed to keep people on a website is a mystery, but they wanted it. 2/
And so, it would follow that another company, though more closely related to our business than a dry cleaners, would also want “content” for their site to get people to come back and to hold their attention. And those companies are streamers. 3/
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Some funny goings on in #Liverpool under the stewardship of #JoeAnderson 👀

My current viewpoint might be influenced by some of the TV shows I watched during lockdown #Subura #Gomorrah #GangsOfLondon #LineOfDuty

But, it has a whiff of a Mafia fiefdom🤯…
- Merseyside Police investigating City Council
- Lancashire Police - #OperationSheridan
- Serious Fraud Office, North West Serious Crimes Unit & GMP investigating property scams
- Council finances not being signed off by an auditor for the last 5 years

Something smells fishy🐟👀
Now, I realise it sounds bonkers to link TV shows about the Italian Mafia and how they infiltrate local councils and municipalities - I mean, that wouldn't happen in Lancashire or Merseyside... would it!?

Well, ye. It would...

Have a look 👀…
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