Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Devore SCM At It Again

Our terminal manager in Devore is at it again. Russ is handing out, to certain employee's,printed articles about YRC troubles and how they are asking their employee's to take cuts to help with YRC's financial problems.

The article is from the folks who challenaged Mr. Hoffa for the position as president of the Teamsters and lost. So this is most likely a twisted view to YRC's problems.

At least, the members are being asked to help out their company. We as ' at will' employee's would not have a voice. And one day we could come to work and find out our wages are cut,without any input from you!

Like in our last employee meeting the answer to these concerns was ' thats just the way it is'.

The Time To Organize Is Now!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stand Up Together East and West

This morning in Devore we had another new rule that will go into effect in January '09. It has to do with miss delivering shipments for local drivers.If we deliver a shipment to a wrong address and it's a first offence.Its a three day suspension! No verbal,no write up.

Now I have read some comments on the Trucking boards website that the western divisions of FedEx freight are a bunch of whiners.The only thing I could say about that Fdx East, is that we in the Western divisions know when we are being taking advantage of. Its one thing that a company says to you ' we can't give you anymore ', ie: raises etc. considering these very hard economcial times. But to take away from loyal employees, like hours,which means money & also benefits from not just the workers, but from their families also!

When was the last time you heard Fred Smith complain he couldn't go to a doctor because he had no medical insurance? When was the last time you heard him say I can only pay the mortgage this month, We'll pay the utilities next month.

The time to organize is now!Fdx East. Just don't rollover and hide under a rock!
Stand up for yourseleves.
Stand up for your families and join the West in doing the right thing and organize!

Change begins with you!
Change begins with us !

The FedEx Watch Dogs.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Anaheim Termination Update

An update on our July 17,2008 post on the driver who was wrongfully terminated in Anaheim Ca.His lawyer is proceeding with a lawsuit against FedEx Freight for this wrongful termination.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Con-Way Closures ..

Con-Way will be closing 2 terminals in southern calif. this week. Indio and Vista Ca.
The economy is hitting hard and is affecting not only union companies but also non-union companies. But when work is available at a union co. members are called back to work by senority before hiring new people off the street. Non- union companies don't have to call you back.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Organizing Workshop

Date: 11 - 15 - 2008

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Place: 323 Valley Blvd.
Rialto, Ca. 92376

The Time To Organize Is Now!

Bring Your Spouse, Bring A Co- Worker.
You Heard FedEx's Side Now Come And Meet Some Proud Teamsters.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thank You From Presdent Elect...

Rudy --

I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing...

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,



Friday, November 7, 2008

Organizing Workshop

Date: Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008

Time: 8:30 - 11:00 A.M.

Place: Teamster Local 952
140 S. Marks Way, Orange

The Time to Organize is Now!

You all have heard FedEx's side,
Now hear and meet proud Teamsters.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

In Memory ...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Stephen Dilag. Stephen passed away on Sept. 17. He helped to organize DHL.He was also a good friend, a mentor and a fellow classmate at LATTC.

Stephen we will all miss you

The FedEx Watch Dogs

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The FedEx Watch Dogs ....

In this era at FedEx Frt, there is no more motivation. Our managers are trained more to push on negative consequences. They are so eager to punish and push the seniority out of FedEx Frt. Harrison Arkansas is no friend of labor. We all know that Farrin’s objective is to find negative consequences, especially Greg Faith, Andy Lessin and Johnny Leyva. They intimidate and put fear in our co-workers and by doing this, our co-workers stop being motivated and develop hatred. So now we must organize and bring positive consequences . Some of us have been with Viking/FedEx for over 10 to 30 years. Now if we have been with this company for so long, we must be doing the Right thing. Now is the Right time to bring the Teamsters, why? because we could balance positive consequences. We need the Teamsters to protect our Rights. Harrison Arkansas have's a low tolerance on human errors, weather you are an employer or employee. We need
to have some leverage now .Before you judge the Teamsters, come to a meeting and hear and see the positive side. Then you could do your homework. Don't let FedEx decide for you. You have a strong mind. The Teamsters never force you to join. If you want to work and live better, think union, because you and your co-workers are the union and a giant think tank!..