Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Remember Before The Corporate Media Took Over ?

It's on you (a post from LTL Boards)

A driver gets pulled in for an inspection (true story) and gets a ticket for a chunk of rubber missing from a tire. Pretty common since the SHIT EQUIPMENT we pull has any different number of tires on it, ie, worn drive tires on trailers or on con-gears just to start with. The driver contacts FEDEX and tells them the ticket was written to him, not to FEDEX, FEDEX tells the driver you might have caught that on a proper pre trip. I guess I missed the part in the pre trip dvd that showed moving the unit up a foot or so to check the bottom of the tires. Or maybe it came off during the run somewhere. $ 84.00 ticket. PAY THE F...ING TICKET DON.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

What About Air Safety?


What About Air Safety?

Published: July 16, 2010

Last year's crash of a commuter plane near Buffalo, which killed 50 people, highlighted the need for more stringent pilot training and tougher rules about how long pilots can fly before they are required to rest.

Those reforms have been irresponsibly sidetracked by one of Capitol Hill's nastiest and most expensive lobbying fights over the unrelated issue of unionization rules at the rival delivery companies, FedEx and United Parcel Service.

The complex bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration would require more hours in training for commercial pilots and a closer watch on their flight schedules. The House and Senate have passed versions of the reauthorization with the sensible new safety rules. But the legislation has stalled as the two corporations and their hugely well-paid lobbyists battle over whether the unionization standards for U.P.S. package deliverers should also be applied to FedEx's ground workers.

The nation is fortunate that the standoff has now galvanized a less dollar-driven lobbying force - the families of the victims in last year's tragedy. They are buttonholing lawmakers with a question: What's happening with passenger safety?

The House's aviation bill, led by Representative James Oberstar, a Democrat of Minnesota and a union champion, would finally put the two companies on the same footing. Mr. Oberstar argues adamantly that a Republican Congress unfairly allowed FedEx special antiunion protections in 1996, and this needs to be corrected.

The Senate-passed measure has no such provision. And a filibuster is threatened to protect FedEx by Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, Republicans of Tennessee, where, of course, FedEx is based. Far more than parochial posturing is at stake in the bill, which also includes modernization of the air traffic control system.

Both sides remain unyielding on the union fight. We sympathize with Representative Oberstar's point and find the filibuster threat on behalf of FedEx shameless. Congress needs to rise above this to serve the one special interest most at stake: air passenger safety.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Our Brother and Sisters of FedEx Express Need Our Help

We are nearing the end of our fight and it can go one way or the other. Our two Senators are the ones who are protecting
Fedex and allowing them to have an advantage over every other shipping company. If it was not for them this FAA safety bill would have easily passed with the fedex language in it. It is more important to them to let one company have a one up on everyone else over getting a very important aviation safety bill through. Please if you have the time to call them and  let them know that this is wrong. I always thought when you have a majority in the house and senate (in this case democrates) you could get things done. But I now know why our country is in the shape it is because nothing can get done. 2 republican senators can make a saftey bill that has taken years to put together go down the tubes. This bill will effect anyone who fly's at anytime on a jet. We are trying to stop allowing uncertified mechanics from working on the jets our friends and family fly on. Overseas they have no drug tests and need no licence while we in the united states are held to a much higher standard. Who do you want working on your planes.
They have extended the money that goes to the Faa and other aviation things at least 7 times and they say this will not happen again so the pressure is on either to let fedex get away with anything they want or to pass the bill with the language and protect our loved ones. Its confusing with all that is going on and thats the way Fedex likes it but these are the facts I had laid out.   
Thank you and get all your friends and family to call their Senators in there state and tell them to vote on the Faa reauthorization bill with the Fedex language in it are the two Senators numbers to call.

Robert Phillips Corker, Jr.US Senator from Tennessee(202) 224-3344

Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr.US Senator from Tennessee(202) 224-4944 

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Approximately 850 former Teamster employees of Consolidated Freightways (CF) have un-cashed or undeliverable payments due to them stemming from the 2002 CF bankruptcy, and time is running out for them to collect their money.

The vast majority of the 14,000 affected Teamster CF employees have received money from the 2002 bankruptcy, but the union has been unable to locate approximately 850 former employees who are entitled to payment. As freight Teamsters, many of you may know former CF Teamsters. Below is a link to a list of ex-CF Teamsters who are owed money.

If you know ex-employees on this list, please contact them and let them know that they may be entitled to a payment, but they must act now to claim their money. Any employee who is listed must respond on or before July 30, 2010, or they will lose their money.

If you know any of the listed former CF Teamsters on the attached pdf, please urge them to visit Any employee on the list must call (414) 223-0408 to claim their money, and must do so on or before July 30, 2010. More information is available at

The list contains names of ex-CF workers and their local union numbers. Not all local unions are available.

See list here.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Local 952 Meeting

This Sunday's meeting is postponed for this month. Hope to see everyone next month.

Remember: "Be Wise And Organize"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

The FedEx Watch Dogs would like to wish everyone, especially our Brothers and Sisters in the armed forces, a Happy and Safe Fourth of July.

God Bless The United States of America !