Thursday, October 16, 2008

To Our Commettee's Across The U.S.

We are planning a great campaign for the future and we will be organize.And we will organize all of FedEx Freight west to east, plus our brothers and sisters of FedEx National also. We will lead ahead, because we have a great team of leaders in the industry. We have control now, because some of you have Educated yourself and have strong voices, and remember to keep the energy strong. You all have the power and the knowledge to teach others. Support each other and stay focus, and alway's communicate with each other. great jobs guy's
FedEx watchdog

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Organizing Meeting This Weekend

There will be a Organizing this weekend:

When: Sunday Oct. 12, 2008

Where: Local 952
140 S. Marks Way
Orange Ca.

Time: 8:30 AM

Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Bring a co-worker, or a spouse i

The Purple Promise........ not for US!

The "Purple Promise" Doesn't Apply To Us!

All of us at FedEx Express have heard about the Purple Promise for years. As more
and more of our benefits keep slipping away, we all held onto our company's word that we would ultimately be taken care of by the company that we helped build. Most of us were of the belief that we were highly valued at FedEx and the Purple Promise would prevail and protect us.
We would have an outstanding experience! We are promised an outstanding experience!

Well, at the company's annual shareholders meeting held Sept. 29th, in Memphis, Fred
Smith apparently has a new definition of the Purple Promise, and it does not apply to employees.

A worker asked Smith a question about why the pension plan was changed, and stated that such an action by the company basically went against FedEx keeping its
Purple Promise to employees.

That was when Smith redefined the Purple Promise. His statement (which can be heard
on an audiotape of the meeting posted on FedEx's website),was this:

The Purple Promise applies to customers. I will make every FedEx customer
experience outstanding. Unfortunately its not within my power to make every life experience for YOU outstanding.

There were several FedEx Express mechanics at the meeting when Smith said this and we
couldn't believe our ears. All those years of the company selling us the Purple Promise, only to find it gone, taken away, just like our defined benefit pension

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Financial Crisis Deepening Retirement Insecurity, Witnesses Tell Congressional Panel

WASHINGTON, DC -- American workers have lost as much as $2 trillion in retirement savings over the last year – highlighting the devastating toll that the nation’s financial crisis is taking on their retirement plans, witnesses told the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee today. Today’s hearing is one of several that House Democrats have scheduled to investigate the causes of the financial crisis and what additional steps should be taken to protect taxpayers, homeowners, workers, and families.

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Teamsters to Review and Monitor YRC Plans to Combine Yellow and Roadway Operations

September 8, 2008
(Washington, D.C.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will closely review today's announcement by Yellow Worldwide Inc. [Nasdaq: YRCW] that it will combine its Yellow and Roadway freight operations over the next 18 months.

“The Teamsters Union will closely review the potential impact of today’s announcement on the jobs and conditions of our members,” said Tyson Johnson, International Vice President and National Freight Director. “There is a process outlined in the National Master Freight Agreement that the union will utilize to ensure that our member’s are treated fairly throughout what will inevitably be a very difficult process.”

The economy in the past two years has not been supportive of growth in the freight industry. In 2007, it was the third year of flat or negative demand for freight transportation services of all modes. Record fuel costs continue to negatively impact margins. The housing and auto slump have reduced the demand for freight shipments as has the manufacturing turndown and rising unemployment. These are trends that are not likely to see substantial improvement in the remainder of the year.

While we recognize that the Bush administration’s economic policies have had a dramatic negative effect on freight and the entire transportation sector with high fuel prices and reduced economic activity, the Teamsters Union will fight to preserve our members’ jobs and benefits in this restructuring through vigorous enforcement of the freight contract negotiated earlier this year.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Problems In Anaheim Revealed ...

I want to give a heads up to other anaheim drivers who support the union.Tim McGann used to be the driver trainer. but he was bumped by a new driver from Montebello, Adams Monte. About a year ago, Monte writes mcGann up for not filling out his log correctly. mcGann gets so angry at Mike Hutton because of what Hutton's new "favorite" has done to him he can hardly control himself! isn't it funny that McGann is now trying to be Hutton's best friend by talking bad about the teamsters? there were other things that McGann did against the compnay that Hutton knows about, but i suppose that doesn't matter, as long as McGann doesn't support the union.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thank You Teamsters

The FedEx Watch Dogs would like to thank the Teamstes for their support in getting out in force this past weekend at raging waters. This shows us all that they are also concerned on what this company is doing to their faithful employees who are the real backbone of the company.