We have been informed from a driver in SBR about there mechanics.
SBR drivers voted 66-42 in favor of Teamster representation in Oct. of 2014.
Their mechanics who are not protected and have not voted or seeked teamster representation where informed this past Monday that they will no longer be needed in SBR and can either go to S . Newark or Cinnaminson because they are not productive enough during the winter.
SBR has 4 mechanics, 2 in the morning shift and 2 in the evening. In SBR there is no dedicated shop, so they work out of a trailer, and do a fine job out there given the resources. Granted when it's 10 degrees outside or snowing how productive do you expect anyone to be. Funny thing about the companies excuse is that the company threw the mechanics there a ice cream party for saving the company $60,000 over last year.
SBR has approximately 140 drivers, with equipment down as it is, how much more equipment do you think is going to be down now?
We are scratching our heads on this one and wondering what Corporate plans to do with all of its mechanics going forward
Could this be the beginning of changes to come for shops across the system????
Sign those cards gain a voice, have a say and protect yourselves.