Sunday, January 31, 2010

National LTL Organizing Awareness Rally. Mira Loma & Los Angeles, Ca.

This LTL Rally went very well. With the majority of the drivers leaving these terminals taking our fliers and organizing pamphlets.

Thanks to all who were able to attend.

The FedEx Watch Dogs.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Conservative’s Look At Express Carrier

01/20/2010 - 4:49pm

Take a look at this interesting article on the express carrier legislation that is currently posted on the website of the Frontiers of Freedom Institute, a conservative think tank in Virginia. The article does a good job of laying out the issue and explains why EVERYONE in Congress should be in favor of the express carrier legislation.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

He Had A Dream

Martin L. King had a dream and so do the FedEx Watch Dogs. We have a dream that one day soon we will be Teamsters.

Remember that Dr. King was coming back from a rally to help organize a company in Memphis.

All races should celebrate the " Dream"

Monday, January 4, 2010

Organizing Meeting At Local 952

DATE: SUNDAY, Jan.10,2010

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


Bring a co-worker to their first meeting or a spouse and
even an LTL,Express or Ground employee!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

YRCW Bond Exchange Successful

December 31, 2009
Represents Final Major Step In Comprehensive Restructuring Plan

YRC Worldwide Inc. [NASDAQ: YRCW] announced that it reached the necessary thresholds on its bondholder debt-to-equity exchange offer that concluded today.

The successful exchange is the final piece of a comprehensive restructuring plan that required all key stakeholders – YRCW’s Teamsters and non-union workers, pension funds, secured lenders, and bondholders – to contribute to helping the company weather the worst freight recession in generations.

“Our members have made tremendous sacrifices in leading the way to make this restructuring possible,” said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. “Given the circumstances, this is as good of news that we could have hoped for. Today’s announcement that YRCW’s bondholders have agreed to eliminate a significant amount of debt paves the way for the company to re-establish its customer base in the less-than-truckload (LTL) market.”

The successful bond exchange is the culmination of a complex restructuring program in which the Teamsters Union played a leading role over the past 14 months. The Teamsters Union and YRCW reached a labor cost savings agreement in August, and then YRCW reached new terms with its bank lenders at the end of October. Now the bond exchange has successfully concluded.

“Not only did our members do what was necessary to help YRCW, but the Teamsters Union, under the leadership of General President Jim Hoffa, used all its resources to convince the banks and bondholder’s that they too needed to step up and do their part,” said Tyson Johnson, National Freight Director. "Hoffa's ability to influence actors both behind the scenes and in public made this deal possible.

“All the sacrifices and hard work have paid off with additional liquidity and nearly $500 million of debt off the books. YRCW can now focus on delivering excellent service and winning back customers who were concerned about the company’s financial condition.”