Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Back in the Bargaining Unit for 2014

A lot happened over my Christmas hiatus this year.  I transferred into a job classification that is covered by our collective bargaining unit, which means I am once again a rank-and-file hell raiser.

Thus far in my working career, I have been a member of The Association of Pizza Delivery Drivers(may they rest in peace), American Federation of Government Employees(Locals 2437, 2798, and 17) and a charter member/elected officer of Staff Union 1199 while I was an organizer.  Management at SEIU 1199 WV/KY/OH recently ran a successful campaign to decertify their own staff union(how's that for leading by example), but that's a story for a separate blog post.  You can now add Teamster to that list.  As of 12/16/13, I am a dues paying member of IBT, Local 830.

Now I just need to get a hold of the folks with the Teamsters for a Democratic Union(TDU).

Lots of stuff to cover in this new year.  Professional Pension Hunters. Steve Early's latest.  Maybe my own book by the end of the year. Labor Notes Conference.

Stay Tuned.

In Solidarity,


1 comment:

  1. Joe:
    If you ever want to learn more about these people, just reach out. I know them better than they know themselves.