Saturday, April 28, 2007

HECTOR LEMUS (EL MONTE CA.) said...

I also would like to complement you guys on this website.The internet is the the best tool to organize the teamsters and educate your colleages and associates on labor rights,which most giant corporations don't want you to know,and this Corporation group operate on their own authorize laws and benefit for their own activity as a business enterprise with their own rights and duties of a single person.By now we all know who are we talking about,managements who are promise their share of the portion and contributed by their corporate greed.Remember guys you are the the back bone of this corporation,without you guys they would'nt be were they are now,sure they are going to throw their line that they have a college education,good for them and they should understand fairness for all!They also would say, we could fired you or try to, and replace you with young blood and pay them cheaper wages,but that is against the law,:(NRLA,NRLB)is there for your protection and rights.Fedex committees, keep up the spirit and dont give up on your beliefs,credence,and faith.

6 comments:

irudedog said...

Thank you Hector for your support and encouragement.

Anonymous said...

i work for fedex freight on the dock and i am tired of being lied to. the supervisors at the meetings on the dock try to single me out and harass me degrade me. it sucks and i feel harassed all the time. all the supervisors do is if i dont waive my lunch on my timecard they want to write me up. every dockworker gets written up all the time. the supervisors just try to write us up it seems like all the supervisors want to do is try to harass us workers. i dont know why they do this to us? maybe with a union this would stop.

JOE NUNO said...

Teamsters Applaud Rep. Defazio on Cross-Border Truck Bill





Legislation to Toughen Safety Standards for Cross-Border Trucks Passes Overwhelmingly in Key House Committee

Contact:
Leslie Miller
(202) 624-8734

May 2, 2007

(Washington, D.C.) – A bill to protect the American traveling public from unsafe Mexican trucks was passed unanimously by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters supports the measure sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., to force Mexican trucks to meet safety and security standards before they’re allowed to travel beyond the narrow border zone.

The bill toughens the safety reporting and evaluation requirements for the pilot program announced by the Bush administration on February 23. It compels the Transportation Department to extend it for three years before throwing open the borders to unfettered truck travel deep into the United States.

“The pilot program described yesterday by Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has holes in it you could drive a truck through,” said Teamsters President Jim Hoffa. “Nowhere does the Bush administration state that every truck must be physically inspected before being allowed to travel freely throughout the U.S. Nowhere does it describe what criteria will be used to judge the program a failure or a success.

“We’ve been saying all along that this is an extremely unpopular program, and the fact that every Democrat and Republican present on the Transportation Committee voted for this bill proves it,” Hoffa said.

The Teamsters, along with several other groups, filed suit last month to block the Bush administration’s effort to implement a 2001 NAFTA order.

The DeFazio bill is a substitute for a measure sponsored by Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kans., which the Teamsters also supported.

Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States and Canada.

JOE NUNO said...

IBT's Black says CF's troubles were most assuredly not news. “When a company is losing $30 million a quarter,” he remarks, “there is clearly something wrong. That is a sign of a poorly managed company.

“While the LTL industry is not without room for improvement,” Black contends, “the other [unionized] carriers were doing better.

“It is never one or two things that drives a carrier out of business,” Black remarks. “It's a variety of factors. You cannot pin it on a downturn in freight alone. The labor costs CF had were the same as other [unionized carriers]. There is no one silver bullet” that killed CF.

The departure of CF strikes one positive, if rather bittersweet, note for Teamsters. “In the next round of freight talks,” says Black, “it will certainly help [us] to have a more level playing field.”

Tim Lynch, president & CEO of the Motor Freight Carriers Assn. (MFCA), which represents six unionized LTL carriers, says marked differences existed between CF and its competitors.

“This is a very competitive and tough marketplace,” says Lynch. “Decisions made by [carrier] leadership have a very thin margin for error. Others have faced the same issues as CF but still positioned themselves for growth and expansion. CF's bread-and-butter was long-haul LTL freight and that market has not been expanding.

JOE NUNO said...

Consolidated Freightways bankruptcy:
Another scheme to make the workers pay

On Labor Day, Consolidated Freightways, a national trucking company, said it was declaring bankruptcy. Consolidated operated about 300 terminals throughout the country and was the third largest less-than-truckload carrier, meaning it carried partial shipments from many companies, loaded them together and trucked them throughout North America.

Unlike many other companies that have filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy laws, Consolidated is apparently really going out of business. It immediately began to lay off over 12,000 of its 15,500 employees and said it would lay off the rest shortly. Two of its subsidiary companies – both in Canada – will continue to operate.

Consolidated's declaration of bankruptcy was triggered by a collapse in the price of its stock after it requested an extension for filing its quarterly financial report. It said it needed time to revise its revenue figures because it couldn't attest to the accuracy of its figures.

No wonder! For the past six years, Consolidated has been the center of some real wheeling and dealing. Consolidated was spun off by its parent company in 1996, which not only got rid of the Consolidated name, but also the union contract for its long-haul drivers, along with their pension fund's liabilities. The parent company, which renamed itself CNF, Inc. kept over 60 per cent of the business, including its most profitable parts.

In the six years since, CNF has taken more and more of the business, while the debt attached to Consolidated saddled it with high interest payments.

Whatever the details of all this financial manipulation, the bankruptcy shows that avaricious capitalism is alive and kicking, even while workers find themselves without a job, out in the street.

BOB (EX P.I.E DRIVER FONTANA) said...

Published: December 18, 1990
PIE International announced it would handle freight through the end of the month before a bankruptcy trustee begins selling off the assets of the failed trucking line. On Saturday, United States Bankruptcy Judge George Proctor approved the company's plans to shut down operations and liquidate assets to pay off the company's debts.

PIE has been struggling since it and its parent company, the Olympia Holding Corporation of Miami, filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the Federal bankruptcy laws two months ago. PIE listed debts of $237 million and assets of $169 million. Before the filing, PIE operated 230 terminals and employed 3,500 workers.( AND WAS NOT CLOSE BY THE TEAMSTERS BUT BY POOR MANAGEMENT.)