Anti-union propaganda in LA?

Discussion in 'Oak Harbor' started by Shifterknob, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. freightpunk

    freightpunk Member

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    Remember,he has a right to his opinion...:smilie_132:
     
  2. truckenjoe

    truckenjoe Guest

    You are right. He does have a right to his opinion, as we all do :smilie_132:
     
  3. silvertooth

    silvertooth Member

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    :stupid:

    I don't care what you care about! Why don't you go ahead and "spuuu" your positive information, then I can come back and reply, and we can let the viewers of this forum decide for themselves. Its a good thing you care about your company, too bad they couldn't care less about you.....
     
  4. late cut

    late cut New Member

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    Season's greetings from a non OHFL driver.I log in just to follow this thread.In your ongoing conversation the one thing I haven't seen mentioned is a part of the union philosophy integral to all unions.I agree that non-union shops have a decided advantage in labor costs,it's difficult to prove otherwise;as part of the union belief,the unions have an obligation to organize the competition to help minimize that advantage.
    It seems to me that in the 80's the Teamsters chose to give up organizing drivers and focused on clerks,policemen,deputies and other groups.Just my 2cents worth.
     
  5. silvertooth

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    YYou are absolutely correct, we must organize to survive. We have a poor public image and face a world of very alert, and well-organized corporations. What we have to offer is so simple, I wish someone that works for a non-union carrier and thinks its great, could spend a month working at a NMFA company then they would understand.

    The conditions are so much better, not even considering the pay or pension. The work rules; the attention paid to seniority, overtime, and the respect for the elderly employees who have put their time in. It is a good feeling to be treated fairly and to know someday when you get old you wont get fired just cause you can't be as productive as you once were.

    This company has no respect for anything but its bottom line. They would love nothing more than to shake the Teamsters forever, this company has a dedicated bunch of employees whom have made great sacrifices for this company. Over the years they have given them concessions in hopes they would grow and profit. Profit and grow they have, but instead of thanking the employees by restoring them to industry leading pay and benefits they once enjoyed, they fight tooth and nail for everything.

    They need to open their books to the Teamsters, and until they are willing to do that I see no reason they should not be on a carbon copy of the NMFA. Believe me, if they were broke they would be shoving their balance sheet down our throats.
     
  6. 1 Lone Ranger

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    It's not always about the money.That is part of it.But in places like No Cal (OAK,SAC) where
    resources (bodies) are at a premium,it sometimes comes down to how you treat people.Union or not.People change jobs but in this climate employee retention can be so critical.And I think that sometime management loses sight of that.Instead of finding ways to fire people look for ways to
    keep them.
     
  7. stldude44

    stldude44 Active Member

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    1 Lone Ranger,
    Welcome to Truckingboards. Good to have you here. Tell your co-workers about us too.
     
  8. 1 Lone Ranger

    1 Lone Ranger Active Member

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I understand a bus will be returning SAC.So, apparently to prevent himself from being thrown under it,the dispatcher has given notice.I guess it's his fault they can't get any business.

    I hate how these jacka@$#* treat people.
     
  9. Shifterknob

    Shifterknob The Last Wordslinger

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    But I swear saw a memo from Ron K. saying how the company "would always treat the non-union employees better than those they have to face across the negotiating table".

    Are you saying they treat you all on the non-union as poorly as they treat us evil unionized employees?

    (Intense Sarcasm Alert)

    I'm... I'm stunned. Stunned...:toxic:
     
  10. John/nyc

    John/nyc Member

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    Hockeypuck,

    YRCW is not a trucking company; it is a holding company. Each of the entities that are constituents of YRCW are separately operated. The nature of your list would change if this is taken into account. Yellow Transportation would be a separate listing from Roadway, New Penn, Bestway/Reddaway, Holland and Riemer.
     
  11. John/nyc

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  12. 1 Lone Ranger

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    I lean more toward a non-union preference.But my point was more about the treatment of people at 1 particular (yes nonunion) facility.And when the issue is pushed with the management of that place someone gets thrown under the bus.
     
  13. silvertooth

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    I think it is important to note the size of these companies, for instance YRC and Fed-Ex are huge companies and saia #8 on that list is very small in comparison, I bet the combined market share of the last 17 carriers on your 27 carrier list are not even equal to that of one of the top four.

    Where I live every carrier has to pay OT after 40.

    So you have a good point, us Teamster boys can never be as profitable as the non-unions, while some carriers such as Fed-Ex, do take good care of their people others don't. In the surviving union ltl world we have ultra-efficient management which helps we also keep our employees longer. If non-union carriers were to either take better care of their guys, or organize, the playing field would level and every one of us would enjoy better pay and benefits.

    The middle class is on a race to the bottom should we lower our standards and accept less just because others do? The list you posted is misleading; in the ltl sector we run about 40% union and that’s the reason we all make decent money, unlike the TL sector.
     
  14. neutral

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    unlike the TL sector.[/QUOTE]

    Especially with the Mexican Nationals coming and willing to work for next to nothing.

    Btw Silver, we get that you don't like Oak Harbor, howabout replacing that p___ng Calvin with something less offensive?

    Mucho Appreciato..
     
  15. silvertooth

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    apesadumbrado no algo

    I think my avatar accurately expresses my frustrations with OHFL, and I don't really see it as offensive from a visual standpoint. I have seen avatars on Truckingboards that map out sex positions with a “help wanted” sign; I can see how one could consider that to be offensive. I feel the only offence one could derive from my avatar would be based on a difference of opinion, and without difference of opinion these boards would have no reason to exist.

    That said if a moderator or several others feel differently, I will gladly censor (blurr)
    the buttocks of Calvin, or change my avatar. It’s a shame they don’t make one of Calvin defecating, because that would more precisely express my feelings toward OHFL. Furthermore you only have five short posts, for all I know you could be an OHFL supervisor.
     
  16. SMOKESTACK

    SMOKESTACK Administrator Staff Member

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    Lets just leave it for now friend.
     
  17. accelerator

    accelerator Active Member

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    You mean like this one? I thought this avatar to be funny, if anybody at all has a problem with this avatar please feel free to PM me and I will get rid of it, no problem, I think the gentalman questioning your taste in the avatar works for the same company as you, and is problematic with it. Not necessarily your opinion. After all some do have pride in whom they work for...
     
  18. silvertooth

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    So his opinion is that he works for a good company, and he is proud of that. My opinion is that his company is a greedy anti-union company. So a difference of opinion does exist, as you can see. And my avatar is an expression of that difference of opinion. Nothing more, the only way it could be considered offensive not based on opinions regarding Oak Harbor is if the offence is taken strictly in the imagery such as Calvin’s naked butt.

    So you have made no point here. BTW I do not work for this company.
     
  19. truckenjoe

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    Seems like you would have better things to discuss here other than Calvins naked bottom!
     
  20. accelerator

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    I do have too say this, most of what happened to this list in referrance too union , is the end result of deregulation.

    The same happened recently with the airline industry.

    Anyone who thinks deregulation did not kill the trucking industry is only fooling themselves.

    Although the reason for deregulation was too widen the market for competition,and add more jobs, and was never intended too kill the system, someone wanted too make more monies, on labor laws formed in the 1940's which had little too know regulation on health and welfare ,nevermind pay structure.

    Well I must admit,silvertooth is rite when he states it is hard too play on an uneven playing field ,which inpart plays a leading role into the demise of these companies.

    In order for companies already unionized too compete after deregulation , new policies and a reorganizational structure needed to be put in place, or they lingered on brand. With a stranglehold on price considering size.

    Now there is nonunion entities just as big
    as union entities, and the benefit & pay structure is similar, if not Identical in most cases.

    So what is the problem now?, what do we blame it on?

    Mgnt. consideres it too be flexibility. What will it be next? This is nothing more then an irresponsible rant from company officials who lack in self control, and the laws that be allow them too railroad the american trucking work force. Mexicans will be able too bleed in the trucking system soon, watchout non union entaties, you make more then they do, they are lucky they even get paid...

    CCX AND FEDX FRT. Are infact 2 well managed companies, this is how they were around for so long and able to grow.
     

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