Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Joe Nuno Said...

HEY LARRY ITS NOT ABOUT ME IT'S ABOUT YOU AND THE REST OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO DESERVE A FAIR CONTRACT AND A CHANCE TO BE EDUCATED ON OUR RIGHTS & FAIR PENSION,LIKE UPS HAS, 5 DOLLARS AN HR FOR EVERY HR YOU WORK UP TO 2080 HRS A YEAR.AND NO SEPARATION, YOU ARE PART OF US, AND PLEASE FORGIVE ME BECAUSE I DON'T SAY WHATS UP.I DON'T JUDGE YOU FOR YOUR OPINION AGAINST THE UNION BECAUSE WE ARE STILL A TEAM AND HAVE TO MAKE ENDS MEET. AND THE TEAMSTERS DIDN'T BUY ME MY CADILLAC IT WAS A GIFT FROM MY WIFE FOR MY BIRTHDAY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.AND THE PIECE OF CRAP TRUCK I USE TO DRIVE AND STILL HAVE WAS ALSO A GIFT FROM MY FATHER IN-LAW,WHO I LOVE VERY MUCH,AND A RETIRED UNION WORKER.HE OFFERED IT TO ME,BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO BUY ME A NEW TRUCK FOR ONLY HOME DEPOT RUNS,AND THANKS TO HIM,I WAS JUST GOING TO SPENDED MORE MONEY AND LET THE TRUCK SIT.SO PLEASE LARRY DON'T JUDGE ME I DON'T KNOW YOU,AND YOU DON'T KNOW ME EITHER,BECAUSE I AM COMPASSIONATE AND THOUGHTFUL FOR MY FELLOW MATES,AND THAT'S YOU TOO.

March 5, 2007 9:23 PM

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joe... please read this....I didnt write the carp bashing you, i dont care what you drive. So please would everyone just read what I do write and stop wasting my time. If any of you know so much then answer my questions. What can they do that we cannot do for ourselves? If you want to change something about management, let me know ill help. If you want to change policies, ill help. But i will not give in to another party to do my bussiness for me...never.Larry

Union Dude said...

Joe you are very brave and you have a big heart. You are a good person and I know you care deeply about Fedex Freight. I wish to join with you to create a more positive work environment where we can work free from managements constant favortism and harassment. Win with Hoffa!!!!!

the LAW IS CLEAR said...

The Law Is Clear



MANY FEDEX MANAGERS are starting to re-evaluate their "tactics" regarding anti-union activities. The Railway Labor Act-- the very "law" that Uncle Fred Smith invested millions of dollars to retain-- may cost many managers their life savings, as well as earn them an unpaid vacation in a Federal prison. Intimidation tactics are clearly illegal. Unlike the National Labor Relations Act, the RLA permits managers to be held personally accountable.
Many managers understand that a company willing to turn its back on the very loyal workers who made it successful will not hesitate to throw them to the dogs as well. Plus, managers actually stand to benefit from contractual certainties that will eliminate the headaches of constantly changing, arbitrary gray areas of the so-called "People Manual." Managers may also gain from parallel increases in pay and benefits that hourly workers at FedEx will eventually win under future Teamster contracts.
We invite all Federal Express managers to take a look at how the actual law reads regarding anti-union activities. Please do not jeopardize your career, or your family's financial security and honor, to do the dirty work of upper management. Is it any wonder that some managers are removing themselves from the direct line of fire between unionizing hourly workers and upper management? You can do absolutely, positively nothing to prevent unionization. So stay cool, honor the democratic wishes of your employees, and obey the law.
BE ADVISED. Below are excerpts from the Railway Labor Act. The law is very clear. If you are concerned with the legality of your own actions and comments, you may want to consult with a private attorney, rather than relying on the corporate FedEx legal department.





Railway Labor Act-- Subchapter 1, section 151




paragraph four: Organizing and collective bargaining; freedom from interference by carrier; assistance in organizing or maintaining organization by carrier forbidden; deduction of dues from wages forbidden. Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing. The majority of any craft or class of employees shall have the right to determine who shall be the representative of the craft or class for the purpose of this chapter. No carrier, its officers or agents, shall deny or in any way question the right of its employees to join, organize, or assist in organizing the labor organization of their choice, and it shall be unlawful for any carrier to interfere in any way with the organization of its employees.



paragraph ten: Violations; prosecution and penalties. The willful failure or refusal of any carrier, its officers, or agents to comply with the terms of the third, fourth, fifth, seventh, or eighth paragraph of this section shall be a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof the carrier, officer, or agent offending shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $20,000.00 or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both fine and imprisonment, for each offense, and each day during which such carrier, officer, or agent shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with the terms of the said paragraphs of this section shall constitute a separate offense.

HARASSMENT FORM said...

Have You Been Terminated or Disciplined by FedEx Because of Your Union Activities?



Federal law prohibits an employer from discriminating against employees because of their Union activities. If FedEx has acted against you because of your Union activities, complete this form, using additional pages if necessary. Attach copies of any relevant documents, and return the form to the Teamsters Union. Fax or send it to:

FedEx Teamster Organizing Committee
25 Louisiana Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

fax # (202)624-6832 tele # (202)624-8718
__________________________________________________________________________



PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY
__________________________________________________________________________



NAME & EMPLOYEE NUMBER:


ADDRESS & ZIP CODE:



TELEPHONE NUMBER(S):


EMAIL ADDRESS:


CURRENT or MOST RECENT POSITION with FedEx:


NAME & LOCATION of FedEx facility where currently or most recently employed:


DATE of HIRE at FedEx:


OTHER POSITIONS at FedEx (include dates):


1. What disciplinary action(s) has FedEx taken against you on account of your Union activities (termination, suspension, warning letter, etc.)? Include date(s).







2. Describe all prior discipline you have received from FedEx, including the date and type of discipline.







3. What Union activities have you engaged in at FedEx? Include dates and locations.






4. Does FedEx management know about your Union activities? What specifically can you point to in order to show that management knows about your Union activities?






5. What can you point to in order to show that FedEx took disciplinary action(s) against you because of your Union activities?






6. What reasons did FedEx give for the disciplinary action(s)? Attach copies (not originals!) of any letters or other documents FedEx gave you regarding the discipline.






7. Did you commit any of the infractions with which FedEx has charged you? Explain your side of FedEx's charge(s).






8. Did anyone witness the incident(s) for which FedEx disciplined you? If so, who are they and what would they say about the incident(s)?






9. Have you triggered FedEx's Guaranteed Fair Treatment (GFT) process? If so, describe the steps you have taken in the process and the results so far. Include the dates of all actions in the GFT process taken by you or FedEx management. Attach copies (not originals!) of any letters or other documents that you gave to FedEx or that FedEx gave to you during the GFT process.






10. Do you know of any FedEx employees not engaged in Union activities who did the same thing that FedEx says you did? If so, who are they and what specifically did they do? What action, if any, did FedEx take against them?






Your Signature: ________________________________ Date: _________________

Anonymous said...

"Respect" is a Teamster Contract

Anonymous said...

Are you FedUp?
Don't quit your job. And don't go ballistic.
Go Teamster!

Anonymous said...

Workers Have Rights Also!







The ever-vigilant eagle is the "symbol of our freedoms" in America. In the spirit of the eagle, we working men and women at Federal Express have the right to report for work and perform our jobs to the best of our ability, without being harassed by our bosses. We FedEx workers, under the Railway Labor Act, have the legal right to organize ourselves into the Union of our choice.




Individual managers who violate the law
can and will be held accountable!





Managers Beware:

We Are Watching You!





FedEx Teamsters-- document and report all suspected illegal comments and actions by your managers to your local Teamster union & to the toll-free FedEx Teamster hotline:



1-888-FEDX-IBT (333-9428)

fedex teamster chronicles said...

The harassment and total disrespect of Whittier Employees is continuing. Whittier employee/shop steward/teamster organizer Sal Hernandez hurt his back a couple of weeks ago. It was proven he was injured by lifting up a defective ramp. Which was the ramp manufacturer's fault for Sal Hernandez being injured. Sal went home 2 hours after he was hurt. He trying to tough it out for the safety streak at Whittier even working injured not to let his brothers down. Sal went home intending to rest for a couple of days then returning to work. He received a call from his boss telling him to go see the butcher company doctor at the clinic. Sal then reluctantly agreed and went to go see the butcher. The butcher then told Sal that he could return to work under the pretext of light duty. Sal then told the doctor, "But my back hurts how am I supposed to do light duty."
The butcher told him that he (Sal) should be at home resting, but that he (the butcher) had to mark Sal down for light duty because Fedex had instructed the doctor to do so and that was law. Sal then remarked back,"What is that Fedex law????" The doctor remained quiet.This injury was marked down by the butcher as light duty so Fedex wouldn't have to pay workmans compensation to Sal so Sal could stay home. This is done to all Fedex employees even ones that get extremities cut off at work. This is just another ruthless deceptive scam from Fedex management. So Sal reported back to work where he was isolated from other employees put to work in the driver trainer's office away from other employees and under the watchful eyes of the driver trainers. See since Sal is for the union the company tries to watch, intimidate, and harass him even follow him into the bathroom. So Sal is working when the terminal manager brings Sal avocados from his tree at home saying that God was talking to him (the terminal manager) and that God instructed him to give those avocados to Sal. Sal was perplexed by this questioning the sanity of the service center manager because on one hand the service center manager harasses him on the dock calls him names, cusses at him, and on the other hand the service center manager has a conversation with God and God instructs him to bring fruit to Sal. I didn't know the service center manager has a hotline to God, buy anyways, Sal keeps working but informs his operations manager that he needs to take the rest of the week off in order for his back to fully heal. The service center manager and operations manager agree and Sal informs them he needs to use his sick pay for his time off for when he is sick. They agree and Sal takes off for the week. When Sal comes back to work he is informed that his vacation pay was used for his time off and his vacation scheduled for the summer will now have to be cancelled. Sal then confronts the operations manager and the operations manager tells him they never had a converation about Sal using his sick pay and now his vacation is cancelled. Sal becomes terribly disappointed and tells the operations manager that he will talk to the service center manager or the labor board if need be and the operations manager came back with;"Do whatever you have to do I don't care." Sal then said,"Ok." Sal then tried to contact the service center manager who had the day off then he went home and contacted human resources and the representative from human resources told Sal that using the vacation time as a substitute for sick pay is company policy and that he could do nothing about it. Sal then asked why weren't the employees informed of this policy change. Human resources then informed Sal that inquires to human resources were the only way policy changes to the fedex handbook could now be obtained. Sal then resigned himself and depressed at the situation hung up the phone. It is sad a 18 year company man gets treated this way when he becomes injured on the job. I guess you need to be careful and not get hurt cause you could get screwed too.

Anonymous said...

Im sorry sal got treated badley, but you can uptain policy changes at your very own terminal. Everytime a policy changes....well we are told about. Wait didnt we just hear about policies changing not to long ago? oh yeah that is right....rememebr hearing anything about the point system? Wait you didnt? we even got a couple of papers in the mail describing what has changed about the point system, the 401k, the pension, oh did you not get that, well if you didnt there are copies at work, along side the other policies we have. And if you dont believe me, there is also a policy guide. Larry

Anonymous said...

Workers Have Rights Also!







The ever-vigilant eagle is the "symbol of our freedoms" in America. In the spirit of the eagle, we working men and women at Federal Express have the right to report for work and perform our jobs to the best of our ability, without being harassed by our bosses. We FedEx workers, under the Railway Labor Act, have the legal right to organize ourselves into the Union of our choice.




Individual managers who violate the law
can and will be held accountable!





Managers Beware:

We Are Watching You!





FedEx Teamsters-- document and report all suspected illegal comments and actions by your managers to your local Teamster union & to the toll-free FedEx Teamster hotline:



1-888-FEDX-IBT (333-9428)

Anonymous said...

"The objects of this International Union are to organize under one banner all workers engaged in industry; to educate them to cooperate in every movement which tends to benefit the organization; and to impress upon our membership, employers and the public that it is to the advantage of all concerned that workers be organized. The organization of our industry requires honest and intelligent membership, adapted to the business. We teach our membership the advantage, benefits and importance of their industrial position, and we endeavor to build-up and perfect a labor organization in conformity with the highest standards of our American and Canadian citizenship."