Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who Owns This Company? Andy or Fred?

When asked by an employee in Whittier why doesn't management post pro-union infromation beside the anti-union postings that are up around the terminal? So that employees here can make an educated decision. Andy replied, if you owned this company, you can do whatever you want.

In a past Fortune 500 interview, Fred Smith was asked,why are you anti-union? His answer was, Fedex was not anti-union.

Ok then, if Fred is not anti-union and he owns this company. Why are these posting up?
Or does Andy think he owns this company, so he can do whatever he wants?

22 comments:

puro hoffa said...

i think andy truly believes he owns fedex wht. this guy harasses employees on a daily basis i wish more employees would contact the teamsters and labor board on him.

Anonymous said...

Not only does Andy thinks he owns FedEx Whittier, but he also thinks he owns the security guard company. He commands certain preferred guard to spy on union organizers and also tells this guard to immediately inform andy on who is this pro-union individual is talking to in the parking. Why does Andy do this? so he can scare and intimidate those Employees. But Andy doesn't know regardless if you are a non-pro or pro-union, we all let each other know what is going on.... Andy you have always been a low self esteem person, you couldn't care about others, you use people and abuse people for your benefit. you fired good workers because they didn't see it your ways and this is before all this union organizing started. Sincerly M.O

Anonymous said...

"He commands certain preferred guard to spy on union organizers and also tells this guard to immediately inform andy on who is this pro-union individual is talking to in the parking."

Do you remember "Hogan's Heroes"?
Sgt. Schultz?

I think people should get to know this security guard in orfer to control the information that gets to ol' Andy. Andy sounds like a patsy. I think we should make him our tool as well.

Hoffa Life said...

That is the truth "MO". Andy has always hurt the employees at Fedex WHT. He harrasses them and bullies them into not wanting the Union. Andy also used to bully employees forcing them to work hurt and intimidate them for his benefit. Andy cares about one person and that is himself and no one else. It is also true that he acted this way long before the Union campaign started up. Many of the employees at WHT saw this behavior and when the Union started up the employees jumped on it hoping a Union would neutralize Andy's terrorizing employees on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

I am not Andy Lessin, but I do work for FedEx Freight, and I do own a small portion of the company. This in the world according to Andy, means I can do whatever I want to as well!

puro hoffa said...

who are you? andy buddy russ fleck or mr x john hinkly. all of you harass us workers.

Anonymous said...

I got to say that Andy Lessin, Greg Faith and Johnny Leyva are one of the best organizers for this campaign! THANK YOU GUYS KEEP ON DOING A GOOD JOB.......

Anonymous said...

Hey Andy Lessin, you have always been a low self esteem person. You have no respect for humanity or dignity, just look at how you are approaching our brothers and sisters. You put fear in them you threatened them, you just intimidate them just because of our beliefs in unions. you don't see us Fedex watchdog forcing, threatening or intimidating our brothers and sisters of Fedex. We have respect, dignity and class. THE FEDEX WATCHDOG

Hoffa Life said...

Andy harassed me called me a Communist. He pulled me aside for an hour at a time telling me how we don't need a Union at Fedex. Andy told me only a hanful of people would be affected by these changes. He lied to me and my family. I feel totally disrespected by this guy. He just tells lie after lie after lie.
And thats one of the reasons I left Fedex Freight.

Anonymous said...

First time blogger, long time reader. Wow I thought I was the only one who thought Andy was out of control. especially about 3 to 5 months ago when Andy came in from the dock into his office and started to kick his furniture. I said to myself for a man in his position as a service center manager was not professional but rather in mature. I understand now why you guys need the Teamsters, so that you can secured you jobs and future. Well guys good luck, hopefully you can organize everybody in every department. As for now I will stay under the radar, don't want to confront Andy. thx

Anonymous said...

you guys are worst than fedex. fedex blames unions for companies going out of business which might not be true but you blame all these changes on fedex and thats not true , has anyone seen whats going on in america????? its just a bad economy dont blame it all on fedex , i think you guys are worst than the company you are complaining about

Anonymous said...

if you confront andy he will just harass you like he does everybody else who has before you. it is a shame people work hurt and have to keep quiet because he is so terrorizing them.

Hoffa Life said...

Andy will just try to fish for information so he can attack you like he did with me. That is a wise move to stay under the radar, but you can go to Union local meetings in your area and get in touch with committee members at your service center who can help you too.

Anonymous said...

Andy the fisherman is at it again. Why is it insted of trying to better the workplace he harasses pro Union employees. It must be easier to terrorize people than fix the problems then becoming an honest company. At WHT with Andy in charge it is just lie after lie after lie.

Anonymous said...

"if you confront andy he will just harass you like he does everybody else who has before you."

No worries, brother. people like Andy are always going to be around. They're easy to deal with. Just do what he says and walk away thinking about women. Learn this word: "Okay." Make it a part of yourself.

Trust me, the fear Andy tries to invoke will just drift away as he stomps his feet and whines to himself that he's "just not getting through!" I mean, we are going to say yes to the Teamsters. It's not a question of if; it's a matter of when.

Patience is a virtue; anger is a hinderance. Don;t let the weasel get to you.

Anonymous said...

Dear whoever says they are not Andy but own part of the company too. aka Mr. New World Order scum. I just want to let you know Mr. Management that you don't own me and that I will vote yes for Union because of your comments and negative attitude. Also guy who says us employees are worse than Fedex you are just management too trying to talk trash. Talk it in front of us workers outside of work. I bet you won't cause you are scared of the truth with a Union we will be better off with a better future and when we go Union I bet you won't give back your pension check when you get older. You are the types who kiss up to management and try to secure your job with kissing ass but they make kiss ups part time too. Ask around smoochie.

Anonymous said...

"its just a bad economy dont blame it all on fedex , i think you guys are worst than the company you are complaining about"

This was childish.

People here are smart enough to know we are going through tough times. Your idea that we're all in a "race to the bottom" doesn't help matters.

The company is doing what it needs to do in order to keep from crashing, and these good people are doing what they need to do to keep from crashing.

Look at it this way, regardless of the economy, we are all eating a big pile of...apple pie. If the company gets the whole pie, we starve.

If you sense opposition and/or division, you're damn right. This is not Viking anymore; it's US versus THEM. Either we survive, or we don't. And I hardly consider living on my knees hoping not to be cut in order to save money for the new stuffing in Fred Smith's chair to be living.

Stand up for your fellow workers; quit trying to kick them back down. Let the managers do that; it's their job. Your job is to support the workers...or are you a manager?

Economy my ass! Ever heard the term 'profit margin'?

Vote union, brother!

Anonymous said...

Jeff Holguin supervisor and Luis Herrera at WHT is harassing employees for reworking drivers trailers which affects their pounds per hour. Jeff and Luis is just trying to get rid of these long time full time employees being disrespectful to them for having to redo drivers errors on the dock. Why does Jeff and Luis Herrera keep harassing employees at WHT?????

Anonymous said...

I don't know the particulars, or truth as to supervisors harrassing people over dock weight goals. I do know that the goals, for the most part are a fantasy dreamed up by some pencil pusher who doesn't take into account the nature of the freight, or the ancillary things that dockworkers have to do aside from moving the freight from trailer to trailer. Most dockworkers really want to move the goal weight or more. If they could, they would do it all the time.

Anonymous said...

Luis Herrera is back at the harassment game again. Luis has told several pro Union employees he is mad and will take revenge against whoever is blogging about him. Is this a threat of violence against fellow Fedex employees just because they support the Union? Maybe, well any workers who feel threatened or harassed by Luis Herrera feel free to contact the California Labor board or the Teamsters at Local 952.

Anonymous said...

How many times is it going to be tolerated for Luis Herrera to pull his anti Union agaenda???????

Anonymous said...

Andy Lessin and John Hinckley announced on the WHT dock last night 15 more full time dock workers will be made part time. Any Suprise??? We should've went Union 2 years ago.