Monday, January 30, 2012

We should have a written contract

A post from "Change Conway to win"
by okie from tulsa

Let's talk about what a written contract is. that's a easy one for us,oh yea we don't have one,at least not at con-way 'yet 'but wait our CEO has one and all his buddies and their buddies. so why can't we have one? after all,we all know what defines a written contract and that is how it's written. contracts have certain rules and obligations, and that works both ways. but companies don't want us to have one because they do not want to abide by it. the reasons are if they want to cut our wages,benefits or terminate without just 'cause they can, where does that take us? that's easy there definition of "right to work" now with a contract we will have true "right to work" it's up to us the workers, the company cannot take collective bargaining from us.NOW WE ALL KNOW WHAT RIGHT TO WORK MEANS AND THAT IS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING,VOTE YES FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. GO TEAMSTERS.TEAMSTERS TO WIN.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sal At Rally In Los Angeles Ca.

Indiana poised to adopt 'right-to-work' law

Times Wire Services

January 26, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers Wednesday all but guaranteed that the state would become the first since 2001 to prohibit unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers.

The Indiana "right-to-work" bill makes it illegal for union membership to be required or for unions to collect dues from nonmembers. Union leaders say the provisions will hobble their ability to bargain for better wages, while business interests say they are needed to attract new investment.

The state House passed the bill 54 to 44 after weeks of protests by minority Democrats, who tried various tactics to derail it. They refused to show up for debates despite the threat of fines that totaled $1,000 per day, and they introduced dozens of amendments aimed at delaying a vote. Finally, conceding their tactics could not last forever, they agreed to allow the vote to take place.

Republicans outnumber Democrats in the House 60 to 40, but Democrats have just enough seats to deny Republicans the 67 votes needed to achieve a quorum and conduct business.

The legislation now moves to the Senate, which has already approved a version of it. Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels is certain to sign it, making Indiana the 23rd state with a right-to-work law.

"This announces, especially in the Rust Belt, that we are open for business here," Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said.

The House Democratic leader, Patrick Bauer, said the legislative battle was an "unusual fight" from the beginning but that Democrats waged a noble battle.

"What did they [Republicans] fight for? They fought for less pay, less workplace safety and less healthcare," Bauer said. "This is their only job plank: job creation for less pay with the so-called right-to-work-for-less bill."

Daniels and other supporters say union curbs are key to attracting new businesses. Union leaders say the rules weaken their bargaining power and will force down wages.

Despite a strong manufacturing base — steel mills in northwestern Indiana and auto plants scattered across the central part of the state — Hoosiers pride themselves on a rural character more common to Southern and Western states where "right to work" is the law of the land. The last state to approve such a law was Oklahoma in 2001.

The legislation is yet another blow to organized labor in the heavily unionized Midwest, home to many of the country's manufacturing jobs. Wisconsin stripped public sector unions of collective bargaining rights last year. So did Ohio, but voters overturned the law.

About 11% of Indiana's workforce is unionized, ranking it among the top half of the states. The rate is higher in Michigan, with 16%; Illinois, with 15.5%; and Ohio, with 13%.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Okie from Tulsa on Facts About ‘Right to Work’

Right to work,is nothing more than a political way of misleading the american workers,its all funded by the greedy ceo''s true right to work means you do not have to join a union to work for a company,but they failed to tell the voters,the company has the right to terminate you're employment at will,and they have the right to not give you a cost of living increase,they have the right to do what ever will put you in the poor house and keep them in there mansion,funny how they forgot to tell the voters all that. Now that we have been educated,lets send the greedy ceo's a message and tell them right to work is just wrong,and we can do that by voting in the teamsters for all the right reasons.
Vote YES for the teamsters when it gets to your terminal,enough of corporate greed.

Friday, January 20, 2012

FedEx Freight On Rail

Six trailers heading to San Bernadino rail yard. This could be three line haul drivers work. Instead of them sitting at home waiting for work or working on the dock!

The time to organize is NOW!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bill Logue Meeting at Mira Loma Terminal 1-17-2012

President Bill Logue had meetings at our Mira Loma terminal yesterday morning. It was more of a how great the company is doing plus anti-union bashing.

When it came down to questions from the employees about rumors of mira loma losing p & d routes and becoming strictly a hub for rail loads. He had no comments, because he didn't know what was happening in this region?

A person who is put in this position and is paid a hefty salary to not know what is happening at his company is a waste of money to me.

He also mentioned about our tractors in the future. We will be getting new kenworths and volvos only. The company wants to have two companies to work with, so fedex could have some bargaining leverage to buy tractors!

Funny when you think about it. He'll bargain with other companies of tractors. But does not want to bargain with his fedex employees. So we can get a good a deal!

Monday, January 16, 2012

He Had A Dream

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"

Friday, January 13, 2012

Unions Protect Middle-class Workers in the Workplace

 Why are middle-class workers paid overtime? UNIONS. Why are there standards for fairness in the workplace?

UNIONS. Why are there benefits that pay our doctors, specialists, and hospitals?

UNIONS. Who sets the standard for wages, benefits, human resource policies and working conditions across the board for middle-class workers? UNIONS. Who protects middle-class workers?

UNIONS. Unions represent the middle-class.

IF YOU HAVE:• An eight hour workday • A five day work week • Paid sick days, vacation days, and holidays • Family and medical leave • Health, life, and disability insurance • A pension • Safe and healthy working conditions • Proper job training

Saturday, January 7, 2012

fedex anti union


While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the man. "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity." "Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator. "I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises... The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. "Now it's time to visit heaven." So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity." The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above. The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?" The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning...... Today you voted."


For Immediate Release Contact: Carl Francis January 6, 2012 NFLPA STATEMENT ON SO-CALLED 'RIGHT-TO-WORK' LEGISLATION IN INDIANA WASHINGTON—As NFL players, we know our success on the field comes from working together as a team. We’re not just a team of football players—we’re also the fans at games and at home, the employees who work the concession stands and the kids who wear the jerseys of our favorite football heroes. NFL players know what it means to fight for workers’ rights, better pensions and health and safety in the workplace. To win, we have to work together and look out for one another. Today, even as the city of Indianapolis is exemplifying that teamwork in preparing to host the Super Bowl, politicians are looking to destroy it trying to ram through so-called “right-to-work” legislation. “Right-to-work” is a political ploy designed to destroy basic workers’ rights. It’s not about jobs or rights, and it’s the wrong priority for Indiana. The facts are clear—according to a January 2012 Economic Policy Institute briefing report (“Working Hard to Make Indiana Look Bad”), “right-to-work” will lower wages for a worker in Indiana by $1,500 a year because it weakens the ability of working families to work together, and it will make it less likely that working people will get health care and pensions. So-called “right-to-work” bills divide working families at a time when communities need to stand united. We need unity—not division. We urge legislators in Indiana to oppose “right-to-work” efforts, and focus instead on job creation. As Indianapolis proudly prepares to host the Super Bowl it should be a time to shine in the national spotlight and highlight the hard-working families that make Indiana run instead of launching political attacks on their basic rights. It is important to keep in mind the plight of the average Indiana worker and not let them get lost in the ceremony and spectacle of such a special event. This Super Bowl should be about celebrating the best of what Indianapolis has to offer, not about legislation that hurts the people of Indiana.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Facts Again Show ‘Right to Work’ Is Right to Work Less | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

Facts Again Show ‘Right to Work’ Is Right to Work Less by Mike Hall, Jan 3, 2012 Indiana working families are gearing up to fight state Republican lawmakers’ attempt to ram through a “right to work” for less bill—and a new report reveals the corporate lies behind backers’ claims that “right to work” laws boost wages. Marty Wolfson, an economics professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Higgins Labor Studies Program, finds that contrary to proponents’ claims—such as those by the Chamber of Commerce, the extremist American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and others—so-called right to work laws actually lower wages for all workers, union and nonunion alike. While Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) and Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) wave around statistics-loaded reports they claim show how such laws increase wages, those reports, says Wolfson, cook the books by using unreliable and biased figures. “Right to work” for less advocates also claim that wages in so-called right to work states are actually higher than elsewhere, after taking into account the variable cost of living. The formula the Chamber and others use compares the cost of living for professional and managerial households in the top income brackets. Gordon Lafer, a professor at University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center, says that formula “doesn’t tell us about real costs of living for the other 80 percent of people.” It may be that the cost of country club memberships or personal trainers are low in a given city, but that doesn’t make things easier for regular employees. Notre Dame’s Wolfson finds that when a more reliable cost-of-living methodology is used—one that aims at measuring costs for an average family rather than the most privileged—we see that so-called right to work states actually have lower wages—even when adjusting for cost of living. Click here for the full report.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year !

Change FedEx To Win would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Years and the best for the coming year.