Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bring the Teamsters to Fed Ex Freight via Jim Macaroni

Isn't this similar to the overnight video they showed some centers during this campaign.How the company tried showing small little parts of that video blaming the teamsters.But if anyone did there research on the violence at overnight you would of found where management was the cause of it and managers went to jail for it.
WORCESTER, Mass., April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Labor Relations Board Region 1 has issued complaints on multiple unfair labor practice charges against FedEx Corp.'s [NYSE:FDX] FedEx Home Delivery for its actions against workers in Northborough, Massachusetts, who were seeking to jo…
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NLRB Regional Director's decision

The following NLRB Regional Director's decision(s) issued today. Click the link to view the decision.
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12/18/2014 03:03 PM EST

FedEx Freight

The Petitioner, Teamsters Local 175,
filed a petition to represent a unit of City Drivers and Road Drivers employed by the Employer at
its Parkersburg Terminal located in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Anti Union Meeting At SBR

Well said

Well said
A driving job is more regulated and held to a higher standard then most other trades today. We must pass physicals, get background checks, keep a clean driving record and so much MORE.

Drivers are held to a higher standard then a police officer, fire fighter, educator, linemen, plumber, iron workers and so many more.

Yet all of those and many more make better wages and enjoy better compensations. Why? because their labor has been represented by unions that have fought over the years to make sure its workers are treated fairly and compensated properly.

Todays truck driver faces stricter rules and penalties. Maintaining a class A license with hazmat endorsements is a 24hour 365 days job.

Todays driver can have a half a beer in his system on his day off, get ran off the road by a dangerous driver and lose his job on Monday because even though it was not his fault, class A drivers are restricted to half the BAC of a normal driver.

Yet most every other worker listed will be back at work on Monday.

Now what am i getting at? Truck driving can not be outsourced and that gives us the leverage to demand we be paid accordingly. We are worth more then what the average truck driver is paid today. This movement is about our future and our kids future because like it or not our kids might be drivers also one day just like us and its up to us RIGHT NOW to make a difference.

You and i are worth more and the company knows it, thats the real reason why they are fighting the unions so vigorously.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FedEx to Buy Logistics Company GENCO

FedEx Freight Charleston Terminal located in Nitro, West Virginia Case 09-RC-140912

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Overruling an Employer Objection : Case 10-RC-136185

The Regional Director at Region 10 issued the attached decision today, overruling an Employer , FedEx Freight,objection to the conduct of the 11/19/2014 and issuing a Certification of Representative to Teamsters Local 71 for a unit of more than 220 road and city drivers at the Charlotte NC break bulk terminal.

It's Going To Get A Little Easier For Workers To Unionize

12/12/2014 8:45 am EST Updated: 12/12/2014 10:59 am EST

The National Labor Relations Board appointed by President Obama has issued new rules to streamline union elections. | NICHOLAS KAMM via Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials unveiled new rules on Friday that will streamline and simplify the union election process, a reform long sought by labor unions and fiercely opposed by businesses.
Among other changes, the rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board will limit some of the litigation that can precede a union election, making it harder for parties to stall or drag out the process. The reforms will also allow unions to file election petitions and other documents via email, and they will require employers to provide unions with the email addresses and phone numbers of workers eligible to vote.
Many employers favor the older, slower election process, as it gives them more time to dissuade workers from unionizing. The reforms announced Friday have long been discussed and debated, and businesses have argued that they would infringe on the businesses' free speech rights and lead to "ambush" or "quickie" elections.
The labor board -- or at least its left-leaning majority appointed by President Barack Obama -- disagrees. In a statement Friday, the agency said the changes would "modernize" procedures and allow it to "more effectively administer" the laws on collective bargaining. In a sign of the partisan divide at play, the rules were approved by the board's three liberal members, while its two conservative members dissented.
Labor groups have long bemoaned the current process as outdated and tied up with red tape, giving employers ample time to bust unions. Companies often dispute which workers should belong in the bargaining unit -- that is, the people who would be covered by the union contract -- and the reforms announced Friday will shift that litigation to after the election. Employers will also have to prove that a review of the election is warranted, as opposed to merely requesting one.
Mark Gaston Pearce, the labor board's chairman, said in a statement that he was "heartened" that the board is enacting the amendments.
"Simplifying and streamlining the process will result in improvements for all parties," Pearce said. "With these changes, the Board strives to ensure that its representation process remains a model of fairness and efficiency for all."
The rules were announced in the Federal Register on Friday and will go into effect on April 14, 2015.
The board put forth a similar batch of rules more than three years ago, drawing heat from various business lobbying groups as well as congressional Republicans. After a federal court ruled that the board had lacked a quorum when it issued them, the board formally withdrew those rules early this year. It had been expected to reissue similar rules now that it has five confirmed board members.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO labor federation, applauded the announcement of the rules Friday.
"The modest but important reforms to the representation election process announced today by the National Labor Relations Board will help reduce delay in the process and make it easier for workers to vote on forming a union in a timely manner," Trumka said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation, an industry lobby, said it was considering "both a legal and legislative strategy" to block the rules from going into effect, calling them "the latest attempt by the Obama Administration to aid their allies in Big Labor at the expense of employers and employees."
Republicans in Congress have already held hearings on what they deem the "ambush" election rules and may well hold more once the GOP takes control of both chambers next year. They could potentially try to block the rules from going into effect -- though not in the immediate future, since members of Congress are already far along in hammering out a deal this week to fund the government. By waiting to release the rules Friday, the labor board may at least have avoided a GOP-sponsored rider in the spending bill that could gut the rules.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fedex anti union playbook.

Fedex anti union playbook.

Week4:before the vote.create a lie about vandalism on someone's car.

Week3:before the vote.create violence among the workers.get the no's to get in the face of the union team leaders.

Week2:before the vote.Bring in all VP's,HR,head of safety and start with meeting after meeting everyday non stop.bring in the guys who are on the fence in office to persuade or make deals to get them to vote no.

Week1:before the vote.Raid the yard again with big shots and supervisors from 6am-10pm everyday up to day before the vote and get guys One on one to get them to vote no.Have Neil Booth meeting one day then Pat Reed the next saying give us another chance.

People this is exactly how it has gone and continues to go on.Now you tell me that's not harassment or not.They have numerous ulp's against them and they continue with this kind of behavior and flip there nose in the air at us.You all need to research everything that has been said to you.I know most people don't like change because they get in there comfort zone and are scared.

Please do research there is nothing to be scared about this is exactly what fedex wants for you to be scared.the law is on your side and besides the places that have all ready voted the union in its back to business as usual and they stay away from those leaders.How can you not want a better life for you and your family.Better health care better pension and a wage that is the same across the board for everyone

.How can you guys on pocono except making $3phr less than jersey and 5 cents less in milage. I just don't get some people's thinking I scratch my head over this blindness that is going on. Yes some of you have had some bad experience with certain unions but how can you not want to give this a shot if it's no good than we can either vote them out of office or have them decertified.

All I'm asking is for you guys to get involved and start doing your homework on all of this and then as grown men make a grown man decision.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Unions protect workers from various company abuses such as unsafe/uncomfortable working conditions, long hours, arbitrary hiring & firing, and so on. In a rough economy, with workers needing their paychecks to pay for mortgages, food, car payments, etc., employers hold a lot of power in the employer-employee relationship. Consequently, management can pretty much set the rules on work environment. They can set impractical hours, create unrealistic work quotas, require work on holidays, fire & hire based on personalities, and so on. One individual often has very little bargaining power since they can easily be replaced. However, a group of abused employees can ban together to prevent management from carrying out such abuses. Unions became popular during the Great Depression, when a terrible economy allowed employers to essentially treat employees however they wanted. One of the most terrible work environments in American history was the result before unions came along. READ MORE