ABF-Teamsters Contract Negotiations Update 4-19-13

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  1. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator

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  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Jeff for the update.
     
  3. hoffa

    hoffa Active Member

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    F'em..CALL A DAMN STRIKE VOTE THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.
     
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    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jeff, I've been waiting over a year to get hired at ABF, but now I'm glad it just isn't me of why the hold up. I have a friend that's a driver their and I already had an interview at the terminal, but now I know it's these negotiations holding up my start day. I wanted to comment on this thread to also keep up with the updates. Thanks Again, Mike..
     
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    Come on stoney, tell us how this is great !!!!!! Get out the pom-poms !!! It's a win-win for the company !!!!
     
  8. stickman

    stickman Active Member

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    You do realize hes only on here when hes at his desk? :soapbox:
     
  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know I worked with 10 year olds?
     
  10. STD318

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    Did anyone honestly expect anything different from this company? And hey look it is only 6.5% of our wages.
    That is better than the 15% that YRC took. And also it is only $240 a month towards our health care.
    That is still better than the not having pension contributions like YRC.
    Just give it a month and the union will be telling us to take it because we still have it better than YRC.

    Anyways good luck to everyone in there new job searches because once our benefits are gone it is not
    worth working at this place anymore.
    City drivers 60 hrs a week and miss dinner with there families and all there kids events get told how great we
    Have it because of how much money we make.
    Road drivers who run there ass off in our slow ass trucks and spend every other day in a hotel bed
    instead of at home with there wifes also get told the same thing.
    How many times have you been told that we are the highest paid workers in our industry
    And that we are also the best workers in our industry?

    Well f@#% that. Take away our pay and benefits and it is not worth it anymore.
    Isn't a happy work force a productive work force?
    Does anyone know a happy YRC employee?
    Four years of cuts and give backs and they still are losing money. Do you think it will be any different here.
    I said it there and I will say it here close the doors.
    Vote no.

    Have a nice weekend and get out your calculators and try to figure out how many more hours you will need to work to off set any wage reduction we will take.
     
  11. papajohn

    papajohn Banned

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    I know it is just their proposal, but it is a little late in the game for a proposal like this one. There is no way I will ever vote for anything that resembles this.

    My vote is NO
     
  12. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    Ya, we know.
     
  13. papajohn

    papajohn Banned

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    Good just so the message is clear
     
  14. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    That your selfish and greedy? Yup, its clear.
     
  15. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to know, if your willing to give up anything?
     
  16. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Why should we give up anything?
     
  17. Stoney

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    That's what I figured. I guess you're ok with some of the 7500 ABF Teamster's being on the unemployment line.
     
  18. foxman042

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    What I want to know is this: What is involved in the "millions of economic relief" that has already been agreed to by the union? Notice that the union press release glosses over that part. What are the specifics? Did the union already give up on sick days, personal days, vacations, drop and hook pay, delay time at terminals, overtime after 8 hours on the dock, forced layover pay, moving expenses for COOs and even more? Are they waving a pay reduction in front of us now to cover up all the stuff they have ALREADY given away?
     
  19. GO40

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    Maybe the other 7,499 dont think like you? Lets see how fast you would change your tune If you were the one getting no benefits for lack of hours.
     
  20. STD318

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    Listen Stoney it is obvious that you are a company man
    Besides we all know what ever we give up will just be passed on through discounts to the customers so the end result will be what?
    Plus what ever loss we take will be given as a bonus to the upper management.
     

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