Friday, July 24, 2009

Send A Message

There will be some paid meeting( most likely anti-union ) this weekend in SBO and WHT terminals. If you are really tired of this companies radical changes and policies send them a real hard message by not showing up! This will let them know of our disapproval!
Because seriouly people, most of you have heard the latest road cd and they have told you straight out that there are only 25 percent of " disengaged employees". Show Arkansas they are wrong!

Funny how they will pay us to hear their Bull Shit. But won't pay us delay time pay. Where it really count!

Soladarity works my friends. Back in '06 when they got wind of our organizing they had meetings with p&d in FTA and were fishing for info on the organizing and everyone was told to just push the topics of pension and top of scale, thats it. And in the end the top of scale went up to the rates of WHT! You can Thank your p&d drivers for that one.

Now its your turn Line Haul!

Step up to the plate!
Don't throw another "Blue Monday

LETTER TO EDITOR: Rules apply to FedEx

Monday, July 13, 2009

Your editorial "The fate of FedEx" (Opinion, Thursday) mischaracterizes a House amendment to Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization. The bill is now before the Senate.

You describe the House amendment as a measure that would apply "only to FedEx Express." This suggests that the House singled out FedEx Express for unfair treatment -- an interpretation that is exactly backward.

Read The Full Editorial

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Organizing Meeting In Rialto, Ca.

There will be an meeting this weekend:

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Place: Teamster Local 63
323 Valley Blvd., Rialto Ca.92376

The Decision To Organize Is Ours, Not FedEx's!!
It's Your Future. Get Involved And Make A Difference!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Great Meeting This Weekend

This weekends meeting was a huge success. Thanks to all the employees who showed up with great questions and concerns.Thanks also to Local 952 for putting on a great informative meeting!

To those who were in attendence heres something to think about. With the amount of people who attended this past weekends meeting and the positive reaction for organizing this company. We could have organized one terminal in the west coast that day!

The FedEx Watch Dogs

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Activists want Kettleman industrial plans halted

Published online on Wednesday, Jul. 08, 2009
By Eddie Jimenez / The Fresno Bee

Activists said Wednesday that Kings County should halt industrial development around Kettleman City until it investigates concerns that pollution has caused a rash of birth defects and infant deaths.


Five of 20 babies born in the area over a 14-month period that ended in late 2008 had birth defects, including four with cleft palates, the activists said. Three died, they said.

And FedEx wants our families to more here!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jr. Rios Slaps Employees In The Face ...

In todays meeting in SBO Russ was explaining the"change of operations" happening here. When the topic of PT operators came up and why the company was using them. Jr. Rios said, " it would be cheaper than using the Union."

Well there it was in plain english fedex employee! The company would rather pay someone else less to do your job, ie the "employee" who are
the "Union"

Hope you enjoyed that slap in the face!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Changes Are Coming To Your Terminal Soon ...

In tonights meeting In Fontana, it was annouced that out of 39 runs at this service center, there will only be 17,starting next month.The other 22 drivers will become shuttle drivers.And the longer runs will go to outside carriers.

The Time To Oganize Is Now!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Organizing Meetings In SoCal ..

There will be two meetings this month:

Date: Sunday,July 12, 2009

Time: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Place: Teamster Local 952
140 S. Marks Way,Orange Ca.92868


Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Place: Teamster Local 63
323 Valley Blvd., Rialto Ca.92376

The Decision To Organize Is Ours, Not FedEx's!!
It's Your Future. Get Involved And Make A Difference!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Help Us Help You

It's obvoius the situation at Fedex Freight isn't getting better,indeed ,with each passing day it's getting worse.
We all know that something must be done to restore and insure that our basic rights,respect and dignity are guaranteed in the corporate world that appears bent on taking them away from us.
The Teamsters are positioning themselves to address the situation with Fedex.However, they need your support.Remember if you aren't at the table you're on the menu.
And,yes it's a numbers game;the more we indicate to the Teamsters that we intend to organize to have our rights and working conditions regulated by a contract the more motivated the Teamsters will be to pursue those goals.
Here's how we can help you.
Realizing that not everyone can or wants to be on the front lines of the effort,we never the less need your support. If you support the organizing efforts at Fedex Freight but wish to remain anonymous communicate with me.I'll forward your name to a Teamster organizer who will contact you with further information about organizing,information on what a contract will mean and,most importantly,dispell rumors that abound about the Teamsters.Most importantly,it will indicate your desire to be treated fairly with a negotiated contract and restore sanity and stability to our workplace and personal lives.
If you will forward your name,telephone number and terminal(service center) to me I'll forward it to the appropriate Teamster's representative or office (Local) who will contact you concerning your questions and level of support while allowing you to remain anonymous.
I will not add your identity to any data base.I will,with your permission, include you on my e-mail list.
That's it. All you have to do is communicate.

Frank Zunt

Rudy Hernandez

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Catholic Scholars Support Employee Free Choice Act

by Seth Michaels, Jun 29, 2009

A group of leading Catholic scholars is adding their voices to the coalition supporting the Employee Free Choice Act.

Organized by Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, dozens of religious leaders, professors and scholars from a wide variety of institutions have signed on to a statement in support of the Employee Free Choice Act and the freedom of workers to form unions and bargain. This diverse group of Catholic thinkers agrees that our broken system needs new law to protect these basic workers’ rights.

Employee Free Choice is “rooted in and supported by” Catholic social teaching, these religious scholars note in their statement:

The Magisterium of the Catholic Church recognizes “the fundamental role played by labor unions, whose existence is connected with the right to form associations or unions to defend the vital interests of workers employed in the various professions.” Indeed, the Catholic Church holds that unions “are a positive influence for social order and solidarity, and are therefore an indispensible element of social life.”

Our current law, they agree, denies workers their basic freedom to form unions and bargain, and we need new law that ensures that key decisions about forming unions are in the hands of workers, where they belong.

These Catholic scholars are part of a strong and growing coalition of religious leaders and faith groups that supports the Employee Free Choice Act.