Thursday, April 30, 2015

Conquer and Divide

Today we had meetings announcing the new pay for line hauls drop and picks. Drivers will be paid .5 of hourly rate to drop and spot their set. 1hr pay for drop spot and re hook a set . And .25 of hourly rate for swap out.

 And what about P&D ? While this announcement was being made 10 drivers were at home with no work. P&D drivers who drive close to the service center are not getting 8 hours!

Don't get me wrong line drivers take what FedEx is offering, which is hush money for you to vote No for union representation. But at Natures Best, who have a CBA, they get $25 each time they drop and hook! That's $50 on a swap run plus miles and delays.

A contract is all we want. A seat at the table. Vote Yes Chicago!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

uld do anything for you except to lie and deceive you into voting no.The company will do all of that lol if you vote no. Vote yes and the union does have your back and will challenge what ever is thrown your way. One thing is true that they are saying "that they are going for the proverbial jugular vein". Think of the power in that quote , strong words which only tells you they will do and say what ever it takes to get that no vote. So they keep pushing a lie about signatures on a petition which they say are secret. Well they are not a secret the company will no where you stand and have a barometer on how weak or strong they are. But better yet will know who you are. I say everyone go ahead and sign it that will really screw them up. The vote will go ahead on may 8th no matter but what is guaranteed is that is a secret vote that no one will know but you.There will be harsher and stronger lies coming out of them as we get closer to the vote .Stay strong for you and your family and do your homework. VOTE YES.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A lot of people say that they don't need anyone talking for them. Truth of the matter is that's exactly how big corporations want you to think.
When Corporate makes changes no one driver here can negotiate their own work conditions or effect change. United we get a say in these things, your voice matters.
So don't you think it's time to have a say here? Don't you want a say in your career? Signing on at FedEx now is just a job, standing up for your future and have your voice heard will make this a career. Lets have some input in our working life's that will change our workplace and better your future.
VOTE YES!!!!!! Become a "Just Cause worker. End your "at will" status the second the count is a majority of YES'S for unity and representation.
You can do it CGT!!!!!!!! Vote YES
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Chicago, so many misleading information being told out there. The latest is the one being put out there by a supervisor in cgt that EPH lost there apple account. Well EPH never had an apple account and there is no freight being moved around EPH or anyone else. Also they now are trying to get the voters that are on the fence to be followers. Don't fall for the fake petition trick that we on this page have warned everyone about in the past. There will be a vote it will not be pulled. I guess the other side is in desperation mode knowing they are losing cgt especially when people won't sign there meaningless petition. Stay strong cgt it's almost over. Vote yes.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chicago, can you tell us how much the raise in October will be??

Chicago, can you tell us how much the raise in October will be?? Can you tell us how much we will be paying for health insurance next January?? Can you tell us if FedEx plans on giving us a real pension?? Can you tell us if FedEx is going to change their policies to better FedEx again and not us?? Can you tell us if the score card or any other point system will be put in place or reinstated??
Of course you can't tell us what the future holds for us. But if you ask any UPS driver what their raises will be, what their healthcare will cost will be or what the UPS policies are, he or she can tell you. Why?? Because UPS drivers have a union contract.
Year after year we never know what FedEx has in store for us. UPS drivers have a say in their careers. They get to vote on their jobs compensation and know what they will get 2, 3, 5 years down the road because its in their contract.
These drivers go home after a hard day's work and get a good night sleep because they don't have to worry about UPS changing policies or whether they are getting a raise or not. They know how much money they are going to make and can buy that new car, house or know they will have the money to put their child through college. And with their union comes "Rights" and "Job Security". They know they have a secure job with a career guarantee.
Chicago, here is your chance to put an end to the FedEx guessing games and get a piece of mind.
Vote "YES" for you and your families and a good solid future.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A bargaining order has been issued by NLRB against FedEx.

A bargaining order has been issued by NLRB against FedEx. Teamsters and there attorneys have been working hard in Charlotte. They are one step closer to the table. Keep up the good fight Charlotte and lead the way.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Top FourReasons To Drive for YRC Freight

This is from the YRC's job website showing what they offer their employees. I guess not all companies hate the Union as much as FedEx Freight does?

Top FourReasons To Drive for YRC Freight

  • Full paid health care benefits and vacation time
  • All equipment is provided and maintained by the company
  • Daily dispatches with minimum time away from home
  • Union contract pay rates: first-year road driver can earn up to $60,000, and city drivers can earn as much as $24.41 an hour
  • YRC Career Source Center

Career Resource Center

Career Resource Center

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Purple Beat Down Says ...

get those papers in so cal!

with the new shorter election rule getting a west coast center to file soon will ensure 2 centers vote around the same time.

imagine having the corporate elite flying from east to west in the final days

MUHAHAHAHAHAHA things are gonna get ruff for these busters 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hoffa Joins Veterans at Teamsters Job Training Program

Workers Are Seeking Strong Teamster Representation, Bargaining Clout

Workers Are Seeking Strong Teamster Representation, Bargaining Clout

The workers have voted over the past several weeks and ballots were counted today. About 61 percent voted in favor of Teamster representation. The workers had been solely represented by the San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA), but now they have the added benefits of Teamster representation.
(San Bernardino, CA) – San Bernardino County public employees have voted to affiliate with the Teamsters Union, paving the way for more than 13,500 workers to have a more secure future, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced today.

“The Teamsters have the resources, expertise and clout to negotiate the strongest contracts possible. This vote shows that San Bernardino County public employees understand this and want Teamster power at the bargaining table,” Hoffa said. “We have been successful representing public employees across the country, including those employed in cities, towns, counties and public universities, such as the University of California system, Penn State and the University of Minnesota. We expect to be able to help the workers in San Bernardino as well.”
“We know about the Teamsters’ strong track record of winning improved wages, benefits and working conditions for public employees, so this is a great day for us,” said Kathleen Brennan, a county Information Services Department employee. “We look forward to having real Teamster power when it’s time to sit at the bargaining table.”
The Teamsters Union has been successful in winning wage and benefit gains for the 14,000 members of Local 2010 employed at the University of California. The union also represents employees of police and fire departments across the state, as well as teaching assistants in Los Angeles public schools. There are more than 260,000 public employees nationwide who are Teamster members.
The more than 13,500 workers in San Bernardino provide vital services to the public, working at hospitals, in public works and public health services departments, police departments and in dozens of other public positions.
“The San Bernardino public employees reached out to us and we are excited to stand shoulder to shoulder with these dedicated public servants in negotiating strong Teamster contracts,” said Randy Cammack, President of Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Pomona, Calif. “These public employees in San Bernardino are now members of the newly formed Teamsters Local 1932.”
Teamsters Joint Council 42 is the parent body of 22 Teamster local unions in Southern California and other areas of the West, with more than 200,000 working Teamsters and retirees.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Change Conway to Win

Buffalo,NY (XBO) to vote on April 22

XBO to vote on April 22, 2015 6am thru 1pm

Buffalo DSR here...the union busters are all set to start their propaganda fest on April 13, 2015. It will be a brutal week for us, keep us in our prayers.

I wonder if Greg Lehmkuhl will make an appearance and make his fake pussy crocodile tears wile pleading for another chance. When the vote was postponed in December, Greg was scheduled to come and see us, but promptly canceled his appointment when he heard of the postponement. That goes to show exactly how much we really mean to him and the rest of the corporate leadership.

They only care when they have something to loose.


Monday, April 13, 2015

How much will I pay in dues? How will my dues money be used?

How much will I pay in dues?
Teamsters Union dues are 2.5 times the hourly wage rate per month. For example, if you make $12 an hour, your dues would be $30 per month. However, if you make less than $11 an hour, then your dues rate is 2 times your hourly rate. And if you are a public sector employee, your dues rate is 2.25 times your hourly rate.
Also, some locals may charge initiation fees and these vary by location. Talk to a local union representative for details.

How will my dues money be used?
Dues provide the resources to stand up for good jobs and benefits, decent working conditions and a better future for our families. That's why union members in private industry earn 38 percent more on average than nonunion workers. They also receive 54 percent more in benefits. None of this would be possible without the strength that comes from our Teamster dues.
Most of your dues, 78 percent, stay with your local union in order to fund activities that give workers more power at the bargaining table, in the statehouse and in the community. Some of these activities include:
  • Organizing expenses;
  • Office equipment and regular administration expenses;
  • Attorneys to assist in negotiations, grievances and arbitration;
  • Training;
  • Research into companies and industries to gather information for negotiations and organizing; and
  • Accountants to analyze the company's books.
Members receive information about how dues money is spent by their local at regular monthly membership meetings, and local unions also file annual reports with the U.S. Department of Labor. The International Union publishes its annual audited financial statement in Teamster magazine, which is sent to every member.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This is what the whole Union thing is about. No one should be burdened by these out of pockets like this after paying what we do weekly. Your coworkers at NHS that run the anti page think that is ok you would have to shell out cash like that. This fight is only just started!!!!!! Don Brown also thinks your coverage is good!!!!!! Really!!!!!! Bet your getting jet lag and its interrupting your golf game!!!!!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

What is collective bargaining?

What is collective bargaining?
Collective bargaining (also called contract negotiations) is the heart and soul of the labor movement. It is when workers band together to negotiate workplace matters with their employer. The end result is a collective bargaining agreement orcontract that spells out in black and white all of the terms both parties agree to, from pay rates and benefits, to a grievance procedure, time off and more. The employees, or bargaining unit, generally nominate a few of their coworkers to represent them, along with expert negotiators from the union. Once the negotiating team reaches a tentative agreement with management, the bargaining unit meets to vote the contract terms up or down. This is called the ratification process. The contract only goes into effect if a majority of the employees approve the tentative agreement.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

As we approach the 8th month of the wait and see speeches. Yes it's been 8 months and no changes. Rome wasn't built in a day but 8 months is more then adequate amount of time to overhaul our retirement and health care. Stop with the false promises FedEx. Maybe centers like Richmond promised electric pallet jacks. One came in . One man and only one man trained to use it. And now no one is allowed to use it. Stockton was promised one too. They never got one. Maybe they promised your center some. Did you get one??? Enough is Enough. Stop waiting for changes that will never happen. They don't care about you road drivers and as the videos show they don't even consider city drivers at all. Vote YES Chicago and keep signing cards everyone. Hey FedEx April 14th is coming!!!!!!!!!!
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