Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Whittier Service Center Managers Are At It Again !

Well my fellow employees, seems that the managers at the Whittier service center are at it again. Through good sources, Andy and his fellow managers are talking to employees and asking what their opinions are about the Union. Commenting that they are “your friends and want to sort out who is for the Union and who are against the Union”, so that management can weed out the pro-union employees to try to firer these individuals.

Under the National Relation Labor Board, Sec 8(a) (1):

*Questioning employees about their union activities or membership in such circumstances as will tend to restrain or coerce employees

*Threatening employees with loss of jobs or benefits if they should join a union or vote for a union

* Spying on Union gatherings, or pretending on spy

Also section 7.

These managers are not above the law. There are charges filed against many divisions of the FedEx Company right now! Just read the Post just below this one.

If you want to file a claim contact the National Relations Labor Board, or call:

The Law Offices

Levy, Stern and Ford

(213) 380-3140

Or contact us at the email address at the bottom of this blog.



irudedog said...

When Joe and I first started this campaign awhile back, we had to learn about our rights to organize from the beginning. We have learned a lot including standing up for our rights and beliefs. When a Regional V.P. questioned me about my stance and involvement of organizing a union, I stopped him and said, “For one thing, you know your not suppose to talk to me or ask me why I’m organizing because it’s AGAINST THE LAW”. Ever since then I have seen him off and on and he never brings up the Union.

Remember the National Relations Labor Board protects your right to organize! Make sure to check out their website at for more info on your rights to organize.

Rudy from Fontana

isis said...

We can only hope that enough people like you speak up until exploitation of workers becomes a part of the past.

katherine said...

Good luck guys and best wishes to a brighter future. I think you made a good decision at the right time. Do remember it is always healthier to report truth and to work in a 'reality' based world.

FDX PILOT said...

I sympathize with you. This seems to be happening all over America. Bringing in the ignorant bully who will implement the new corporate plan at whatever cost. People of Fedex, stand up and fight for your rights and oganize now.

A concern supervisor. said...

I salute your fight and strongly hope that your voice finds a conduit that is heard as loud if not louder and wider. The focus on the subject of the working class is very seldom and rarely heard now days.

Joe nuno said...

We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King

Lets be wise and organize!

j.j1 said...

I have to strongly agree with this progressives understands that UNIONS are important. Without the unions, the middle class will continue to disappear

jeremybloom said...

No Buts!
Call it whatever you like... the important thing is to give Unions strong support.

The house is on fire. Let's get the flames put out, and then we can talk about how we'll organize thing afterward.

Anonymous said...

Yep. first things first... We need to help our workers organize and fight for their rights first. And right now, I'm ready to do whatever I can to help.

Anonymous said...

The greatest anti-poverty movement in American history is the organized labor movement." John Edwards

sable said...

you echoed my sentiments exactly. I am also very proud to be part of it as well. Let's draw these union-busting vermin out from under their rocks and show everyone just who they are and what they do. They are making a fortune on the backs of the workers they hurt.

Build bridges not fences

4bussco said...

union busting:
has become a big business with larger corporations spending tens of millions of dollars to defeat unions and bust strikes. Intimidation by employers and hired thugs is still alive and well in the 21st century. Those being organized need to know that they have support, from both local union members, but also local organizations and citizens. Knowing they are not alone when facing sophisticated union-busting tactics will help them stay strong and keep up the struggle.

fishoutofwater said...

It is very important to elect a Democratic President who supports the American worker. The law must be enforced to protect worker rights.

NTW said...

When workers bargain a contract, union dues are not going to end up lowering their wages...they will bargain for higher, better wages and benefits.

shockwave said...

I am committed to work with 50 and there are already 15 other volunteers.

monday we may decide to help organize FedEx workers.

Thanks for the clarification.

Local P & D Driver In Whittier said...

Thanks for the Reddaway contract you guys. This is some great info.Andy, Greg and all their other communist managers have always said get it written down on paper. The Reddaway employees have done this. So should we FedEx employees!

Anonymous said...

The tide has turned. For the first time in decades a majority of FedEx workers would like to form a union in Whittier. I’m a driver from Whittier, and I always remember Andy’s famous line, I am not here to make friends. Luckily its true about him saying this phrase, also Andy has admitted to a friend of mine that’s in management in Whittier, that he has felt guilty about firing employees, just because he doesn’t like them, for their ways of being, or just misjudge them.
Now this is a sad situation of a bad management that human resource fail to over look, now this is a true fact, if you guy don’t believe this, ask Andy if he would do a lie detector about this, and witness for yourself.

Buzzman said...

Mr. anonymous I believe you, I wouldn’t doubt that Jr. Rios, and Faith are involve, especially when Faith said those racial slurs, that everybody knows about when he was a driver trainer, just ask Domingo Barajas, or Ziggy Atlas.
With managers like this we need a union, just to protect our self, without a union is their word against us!

nab said...

If the government respects labor
then Unions may appear unnecessary and obstructionist. But the current anti-labor anti-poor anti-working class political environment reminds us of how vital unions are.

Anonymous said...

Beware the everyday brutality of the averted gaze.RIGHT ANDY

Anonymous said...

All together brothers and sisters of FedEx, a rousing chorus:

"Oh you can't scare me I'm stickin' to the union,
I'm stickin' to the union,
I'm stickin' to the union,
Oh, you can't scare me I'm stickin' to the union,
Stickin' to the union, til the day I die."

FedEx Supervisor said...

At FedEx, Why every single person in my job class
Was classified as a "manager", even though we're basically supervisors and nobody has anyone else to supervise. Calling us managers means that we get no overtime pay, are expected to work whatever hours are offered and we're classified as exempt under federal regulations.
Great job on your organizing drive guys, wish we could be part of the Teamsters too.

Atlanta Chris said...

There has been so much negative press pointed at the unions for years, and so much of it has been untrue. It's heartening to see so many workers recognize the benefits of unionization. I think it is incumbent on all of us from the left to continue to reeducate those who have been bamboozled by the conservatives's anti-union rhetoric about the benefits of organization. This is just another battle that we will win.

Anastasia said...

What bothers me is we'll hear
"Oh, unions are corrupt" or "unions are coercive" or "their officers make too much money" or "this or that union was involved with the mob," to make the right-wing point that the entire concept of unions should be done away with. Yet after the collapse of Enron -- and all the other corporations who had massive scandals in that same time period -- these same people never suggested that the concept of the corporation is flawed and should be done away with. It was just "Oh, bad apples" or whatever.
Fedex Human Resource just feeds you nothing but pure bullshit!
Let's just organize now!

Fontana dock worker said...

If the managers are doing all this. Who is running the dock, the office, drivers and everything else? It looks like we do not need managers. Here at fta
when Russ is not here everything runs
great, everything gets done and on time...

irudedog said...

Dear Mr. Hernandez:

Thank you for contacting me about the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision pertaining to the definition of a supervisor for private-sector nurses. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to respond.

In 2001, the United States Supreme Court ruled in NLRB v. Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. that the NLRB had erred in its previous interpretation of Federal law by allowing nurses at the Kentucky River facility to join a labor union. The Court's decision determined that health care workers in private hospitals could not join labor organizations if they drew upon their professional or technical judgment in directing less-skilled employees to deliver services.

Like you, I believe it is important that American workers have the right to organize. I recognize your concern that the NLRB's new definition could potentially affect not only nurses, but supervisory definitions in other professions. I joined several of my colleagues in sending a letter in July 2006 to NLRB Chairman Robert J. Battista outlining our concerns and urging him to hold oral arguments in these cases to determine the statutory definition of a supervisor. I was disappointed that the Board did not take such action. The decision, announced on October 3, 2006, provided a new definition of a supervisor, causing concern that employers can effectively limit the number of workers who can join a union.

On March 22, 2007, Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) introduced the "Re-empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradesworkers Act" (S. 969). This legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the definition of a supervisor for purposes of collective bargaining. The bill would require that a worker spend the majority of his or her workday in a supervisory capacity in order to be labeled a supervisor. S. 969 is currently under review by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Although I do not serve on this committee, please know that I will keep your thoughts in mind should this legislation be considered by the full Senate.

Once again, thank you for writing. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator

Anonymous said...

i think organizing a union is a way to look out for ourselve, every one deserve an equal chance to make living. Fed ex companies robbing employees blind by not give them benefit, paid vacations, sick leave, holidays pays, personal day pay, pension, etc. Fed ex is well known company all over the world and they can't afford the pay full benefit???