Tuesday, July 24, 2007

MetLaw

A new program thats offered to FedEx Freight employees is the “MetLaw Comprehensive” program. With a monthly fee of $16.50.It gives you a wide range of legal representation. Everything but representation against 1) employment- related matters,2)matters involving the employer. Who is the third party now?

The Teamsters have a package of services called “The Teamster Privilege”. That extends above the benefits negotiated with your employer under your Teamster contract. These benefits are available to you and your family as long as you are a union member.

TeamStar Legal Service benefits include

• No enrollment charge or annual fee
• Free consultations of up to 30 mins.- in person or over the phone
• Free document explanation and review
• Free follow-up letter or phone call
• 30% off most other services and an opportunity to see the lawyer’s fee in advance, in writing
• Lawyer referrals available online

Three-out-of-four members get their legal issues handled without paying a penny!

THE TIME TO ORGANIZE IS NOW!

RUDY

18 comments:

RON.G said...

Don't give up fedex,we are still in the works to bring the Teamsters in. Be strong, be patient you have had to deal with them for 20+ years what's 3-4 more months? It will be extra sweet when it Happens!!! Ron G.

UNION PRIDE said...

Fred knows it's coming!

he can delay it...
he can jockey for position...
he can cuss, kick, & scream...

but if we fight hard enough...



NOBODY CAN STOP
THE UNION!

MIKE said...

"Respect" is a
Teamster Contract!

JACQUELINE NUNO said...

without Union contract protection, management at any time can legally: freeze or reduce your wages; modify, reduce, or eliminate elements of your pension and benefits; and increase your costs for items such as health care coverage?

a negotiated Union contract can keep the "best" of your current benefits package, improve sub-standard benefits, and add new benefits?

without a Union you have no effective front-line defense against speed-up and health & safety risks?

without Union contract protection you are legally an "at-will" employee who can be terminated at any time, regardless of FedEx management's so-called "no lay-off policy"?

the company's "people manual" is not a legally binding contract, but merely an internal set of guidelines that management can, and often does, change, break, or ignore at their discretion?

an effectively negotiated Union contract tightly binds management with the full force of law, especially when monitored and enforced on the shop floor by a vigilant and involved membership?

YOU ARE IN CONTROL-- you as Union members should expect to democratically participate in drawing up an agenda of priorities to be discussed during negotiations, and your votes decide whether to accept or reject any submitted contract proposal!

Kathy Moyo said...

We need a union, say yes to union, because I don't want my kids working in an environment reminiscent of the Dark Ages here they have no rights. I want my children to be able to work in an environment where there is respect for work/life balance particularly the needs of families.

JOHN said...

My fathers, father fought in wars to give us a fair go, good working conditions and fair pay, and retirement medical benefits.
My grandfather would turn in his grave if he knew your so could caring government are abolishing public holidays and leave loadings Your government is taking more perks out of my family budget, building up your great economy and I have to find the extra money for fuel cost increases, interest rates rises (And four eyes Howard, don’t think I cant do my simple maths, a mortgage 20 years ago with an interest rate of 12 to 15 % on a $110,000 home is no where near as atrocious as a 6% interest rate on a $370,000 home mortgage. And you give me a pathetic 3% pay increase which doesn’t even keep up with inflation.
Now we hear Mr.Fedex Smith,trying to fit in with John Mccain, putting Fedex Smith in the secretary of cabinet,department of labor,would just screw the blue collar man more,don't vote for John Mccain. Being in a right to work state sucks!! but if we fight hard enough, we all could say YES UNION.

ALANA said...

I am rallying to fight for the same workers rights that my father fought for many years ago. These are the rights of job security (not to be stood down when it suits the employer), fair pension,and retirement medical benefits the rights to form a union, take part in union rallies and so on.

J.Dowling said...

Unions is to protect the rights which our fore fathers fought and rallied to achieve for the average worker. Think Teamsters and you will gain, don't think Teamsters and Fedex will be making the average worker a slave to the boss!

Manuel, Fedex Express(NYC) said...

I am for the Teamsters, reason for it, the hearts of all people, including, according to his own words, Fred smith; freedom and the care of the less-able. Freedom of association, to negotiate collectively with management on an equal basis and to look after those intimidated by management.

Jim (U.S.A. ARMY)FEDEX. said...

Well I wont be able to really support you guys I'll be overseas in Iraq I'm doing my bit to spread the message to the people I meet.
Its atrocious that Fedex treats part timers with no benefits and everyone should understand the implications. Even changefedextowin that are designed to "soften" the blow.
Workers need to stand up and support the Teamsters and make a labor movement and I wish I was there to be a part of it.

ANONYMOUS,SAN DIEGO FEDEX said...

To bring some kind of common decency to the workplace. Nobody in this country should have to work under intimidation, nor fear for standing up for themselves or their "mates" at work.I beleive in the Teamsters,my father was a member and retired from the Teamsters,and he says he is still a proud Teamsters,good job change fedex to win!!!!!

Jennifer said...

I have been in the workforce as a teacher for a good part of 40 years. In that time I have seen significant changes to working conditions. It is shattering to see that the clock is being turned back, so that my children who are now in the workforce have to go through those struggles all over again. I would have hoped that the achievements gsined over the last 40 years would be a legacy to my children. I feel that as a generation of older workers, we need to have something positive to leave to the workers of today which are the future of the american workforce,great job Joe Nuno,and the commitee of change fedex to win.
Jennifer

ramon said...

Hell yes, lets join the Teamsters, as a part time dockworker we have no rights,no benefits,no respect,as far I am convinced we are at the bottom of the barrel

Anonymous said...

Everyone should get involved with their union and run for different positions. If you're not at the table, you don't have a say. Getting involved―it's what makes unions strong. It's the best thing for you." It wont happen at Fedex alone, all management control you.

JOE NUNO said...

Fedex Employees Are unions still important to working people today?
Unions are as important as they ever were—because corporations are just as dedicated to their bottom line, regardless of the consequences for workers. The nature of work in America is changing. Employers are trying to shed responsibilities—for providing health insurance, good pension coverage, reasonable work hours and job safety protections, for example—while making workers' jobs and incomes less secure through downsizing, part-timing and contracting out. Working people need a voice at work to keep employers from making our jobs look like they did 100 years ago.

SAMMY said...

I'm proud of being part of a movement that looks out for the little guy," Fedex dockworker. "It's the right thing to do." be a proud Teamster, and make a diffrence

Big Rich said...

I am for the union I just wish the union would start coming to different service centers to reach everybody. Go Union I am tired of being treated like crap everyday I go to work getting humiliated for doing my job by Fedex Management always yelling at me calling me names demeaning me as a person. We need the Union sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

The management at the Whittier Service Center has treated the employees who support the Union very poorly. Harassing them showing now signs of job advancement and no opportunities for the people who care the most about Fedex. They show favortism and demeaning tactics against the pro Union employees. Shame on Andy