Monday, April 27, 2009

Thank You !

Hey brother Mario.F; thank you for your input you are a great help on this website. people are talking about you especially thru other terminals, please don't mention your terminal keep it this way, soon we will meet. But let us tell you something when you become a full time employee at U.P.S parcel, it will be the last company you will have to work for until you retired at an early age. Thanks brother. from Joe & Rudy and the FedEx Watchdog and like they said in one of our last comments RUFF RUFF!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Real Boston Tea Party was an Anti-Corporate Revolt

by Thom Hartmann

CNBC Correspondent Rick Santelli called for a "Chicago Tea Party" on Feb 19th in protesting President Obama's plan to help homeowners in trouble. Santelli's call was answered by the right-wing group FreedomWorks, which funds campaigns promoting big business interests, and is the opposite of what the real Boston Tea Party was. FreedomWorks was funded in 2004 by Dick Armey (former Republican House Majority leader & lobbyist); consolidated Citizens for a Sound Economy, funded by the Koch family; and Empower America, a lobbying firm, that had fought against healthcare and minimum-wage efforts while hailing deregulation.

Anti-tax "tea party" organizers are delivering one million tea bags to a Washington, D.C., park Wednesday morning - to promote protests across the country by people they say are fed up with high taxes and excess spending.

The real Boston Tea Party was a protest against huge corporate tax cuts for the British East India Company, the largest trans-national corporation then in existence. This corporate tax cut threatened to decimate small Colonial businesses by helping the BEIC pull a Wal-Mart against small entrepreneurial tea shops, and individuals began a revolt that kicked-off a series of events that ended in the creation of The United States of America.


Teamsters Denounce FedEx For Accepting Award From Country Guilty Of Widespread Labor Violations

April 13, 2009
FedEx Should Put Human Rights Over Profits. Teamsters Say

Press Contact:Galen Munroe

The Teamsters today denounced FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) for accepting an award for “corporate responsibility” from the Chamber of Commerce in Dubai, where indentured servitude is widespread among immigrant construction workers.

“The Teamsters are outraged that FedEx would accept an award from a country that would allow employers to treat workers so poorly,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “Companies must make human rights a priority when it comes to doing business. They must stop the practice of putting profits before its people, both in other countries and here at home.”

FedEx Express was one of several companies to receive the dubious honor at the fourth annual Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Awards presented earlier this week. The awards are given to “encourage excellent business practices and to contribute to the national development of the United Arab Emirates.”

Hamdi Osman, Senior Vice President for FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, said the company was “honored to be recognized for this contribution to the market” and that the award showed FedEx was demonstrating “that it follows the highest international business standards.”

In Dubai, hundreds of thousands of workers are forced to live in squalid labor camps and work 18 hours a day to earn about $1 an hour.

A Human Rights Watch report in November 2006, “Building Towers, Cheating Workers,” reported that the UAE government “has abdicated almost entirely from its responsibility to protect workers’ rights by investigating, prosecuting and remedying abusive and unlawful conduct by employers toward the construction workers.”

The abuses include unpaid or extremely low wages, several years of indebtedness to recruitment agencies for fees that UAE law says only employers should pay, the withholding of employees’ passports, and hazardous working conditions that result in apparently high rates of death and injury.

Last year, Dubai’s criminal court sentenced 45 immigrant Indian workers to prison because they went on strike for better working conditions. The sentence was in violation of the International Labor Organization’s Convention 87 on freedom of association.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

To Mike Zanolli ...

Well it’s been a year since Mike had told a group of employees at our Fresno hub that "Rudy and Joe don't know what the "F" they're talking about!"

A lot has happened since then. Full-time dockworkers, drivers, hostilers, clericals, and line drivers, have become part-time employees. They are losing money, medical benefits and jobs. Employees losing their jobs by departments with 25 years plus, because seniority doesn't mean CRAP here!

Even managers are beginning to worry about their own jobs now! Talk about the "shoe being on the other foot now".

But go ahead Mike; tell them also that "Rudy and Joe don't know what the "F" they're talking about!" I doubt they will believe you now.

frankiez said...

Another principle Smith applied at FedEx was to make sure every employee felt they could share in the success of the company. FedEx managers are carefully trained to ensure respect for all employees, and their performance is monitored. Mangers are evaluated annually by both bosses and workers to ensure good relations between all levels of the company. Smith believes that fair treatment instills company loyalty, and that company loyalty always pays off.

This is a quote from the biography of Fred Smith from the Academy of Achievement(Google:Fred Smith Fedex CEO Biography)
What a hypocritical SOB this guy is,if you believe this puke after what this guy has orchestrated upon his,"loyal" employees You need a brain scan to determine what's wrong.
He'll claim the economy is dictating these drastic measures and he,no doubt, wishes he didn't have to implement them yadda yadda yadda blah blah blah.
The bottom line is:FOLLOW THE MONEY.Any one who would screw their sister out of their inheritance,obviously,will not hesitate to screw you faster and better.
Is you have any seniority you'll remember that we weathered severe economic times in the past and did not have to make the drastic changes that are taking place now.
Take this from a guy with an abundance of life experience.YOU are losing ALL the advantages,benefits,dignity and respect we have gained since,at least,the 70's.
YOU are being reduced to a worker unit to be exploited then discarded at HIS(Fred's) will.HE could care less about you.This goes for 3floor(aka Xman)and his colleagues also.No one is immune.
Quit your bitching Frankiez,what's the cure?
"It's not the right time.""They'll shut the place down.""I'll join if he-they do."
Labors advances weren't accomplished when things were going well,they were gained by men and women who shouted,"ENOUGH!!!".We are tired of being treated this way.
This is not the time for the,"Sunshine Patriot"it's the time for us to unite as one through the TEAMSTERS and demand to be treated with respect and dignity with a CONTRACT that insures it.
I could go on but i think I've made my point.Now join me and other likeminded people to insure our-YOUR- future.

aka Frankiez

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ed Schultz

The Employee Choice Act will be a topic on the "Ed Show" tonight on MSNBC at 6:00 pm est, 3:00 pm pst. Check it out.