Tuesday, July 10, 2007

CAPTIVE MEETINGS IN FONTANA SVC ...

Management at the Fontana Service Center has had captive meetings with employees, on the topic of the OTCA (Orange County Transportation Authority) strike. Saying to the workforce “See, is this what you want the Teamsters to tell you to do? Go on strike!
My fellow FedEx brothers and sister. The teamsters do not want to strike. The brothers and sisters of the OCTA have chosen this because the companies offer is below par! They offer a 13% increase in 3 years. The cost of living averages 6% a year. Which puts them 5% - 6% behind what they have to offer. Oh by the way your raise this year at Fedex was around 2- 2.5 % that puts you 10.5 % behind! That’s why we need a union here! To have a voice in what you are worth to this company.
Also, there has not been a labor dispute at the OCTA in 21 years! The next time management has their little meeting, ask them if they are so confident in what they are telling you about the union. Why not bring in Union representatives and have a debate with our fine company representatives? I bet my 20 % of my VPEP the company is taking away from, Oh, I’m sorry! Holding for me for a year that they will say, No!
I know, I’ve ask management before. Now its your turn!
Go to a organizing meeting and get the facts. Why are they giving these meetings without anyone from the Fontana committee around? They don't want you to hear the other sides view!

P.S. The money the OCTA want to use to raise the hourly wage is being shifted from the already established pension and benefit plan.So where are the drivers getting ahead? You already know what its like to have stuff taking away from you Fedex employee. i.e. VPEP and revamped pension plan.At least the employee's at the OCTA can fight for what is right! You Fedex employee just have to take what Fedex gives you and if you don't like it,management points you towards the door!That's a shame after all we are the one's who make this company what it is.

THE TIME TO ORGANIZE IS NOW!

BE WISE AND ORGANIZE!

Rudy Hernandez

1 comment:

JOE NUNO said...

DON'T LET FEDEX MANAGEMENT TELL YOU SOMETHING DIFFRENT ABOUT THE TEAMSTERS,THAT THE TEAMSTERS WILL BE YOUR BOSSES,THATS NOT TRUE FEDEX WILL STILL BE YOUR BOSSES,THAT THE TEAMSTERS WILL LOWER YOUR WAGES THATS ALSO NOT TRUE,WHY WOULD WE JOIN THE UNION AND LOWER OUR STANDARDS,BUT THE REALITY IS WHEN JOINING THE UNION IS ABOUT IMPROVING OUR ECONOMICS,GAIN RESPECT,BETTER CONDITION WITH A CONTRACT NOT A HANDBOOK ,GAIN AND IMPROVE OUR PENSIONS AND MEDICAL BENEFITS.
BUT IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT ABOUT THE TEAMSTERS,BECAUSE OF THE MISLEAD INFORMATION GIVING TO YOU BY MANAGEMENT,PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF THE TEAMSTERS ABOUT THE INFORMATION GIVING BY MANAGEMENT AND COMPARE THEIR SIDE AND BE EDUCATED AND WISE,OR FEEL FREE TO CONTACT A REP FROM THE TEAMSTERS, OR JUST ASK ANY COMMITEE MEMBER OF YOUR SERVICE CENTER,COMPARE APPLES TO ORANGES,
FEDEX MANAGEMENT WILL ALWAYS PREACH,WHY DO YOU NEED A 3RD PARTY INVOLVE IN OUR OWN PROBLEMS,BUT THE NEXT TIME YOU HEAR THEM,ASK THEM WHO IS THE 2ND PARTY?
THEY WILL SAY, THE COMPANY IS THE 1ST PARTY,YOU ARE THE 2ND PARTY,AND THE UNION IS THE 3RD PARTY,AND THATS NOT TRUE,YOU AND THE REST OF THE GROUP ARE THE UNION,BY GETTING TOGETHER YOU GUYS ARE FORMING A UNION,THERE IS NO 3RD PARTY,REMEMBER THEY WILL TELL YOU THIS IS A NONUNION COMPANY AND THEY COULD DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT!

REMEMBER GUYS LETS IMPROVE OUR FUTURE,FOR BETTER LEADERS TO IMPROVE OUR COUNTRY,AND EDUCATION FOR OUR KIDS,BETTER HEALTH INSURANCE, AND RETIRED PENSIONS,AND RETIRED MEDICAL BENEFITS,AND BETTER LABOR RIGHTS FOR FORMING STRONG UNIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY,LETS VOTE FOR JOHN EDWARDS.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND PEACE ON EARTH,AND REMEMBER TRUCKERS ACROSS AMERICA KEEP THE DIRTY SIDE DOWN!!