Attention Fed Ex and Conway

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  1. swiperfox

    swiperfox New Member

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    I am an extra board driver out of ATL. I can average around 2000 a week, and ABF contributes 700 a week for my benefits and pension. When I come in I am on the clock even if my load is not ready. If I am in the hotel and my load is not ready within 12 hours I am on the clock. Guaranteed 2 hours and on the 17th hour our meal is paid for. I get paid for every minute it takes to break and make sets. The best thing is the seniority rights, work rules and job protection. If a jr. man gets a better run you get paid the difference. There is no stroking the boss for better work. I have seen drivers get their jobs back after an accident. What are you going to do if you are at a non union company and a manager has it out for you...human resources will not help you, who's side do you think they are on? I don't want to work for a company where coworkers rat on you and kiss ass to move up. I don't want to be treated like a boy by management. What are you going to do when your insurance gets dropped for Obamacare? What are you going to do if you get fired unjustified and you have a family depending on you? Now is the time to organize, you have the upper hand because of driver shortages. Lets stick together for our future and the future of our families. Charlotte Fed Ex...VOTE YES.
     
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  2. Twice Pipes

    Twice Pipes Well-Known Member

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    Wow your first post and I want to break out the purple pom-poms and start doing some high kicks. Since I'm a retired FXF road driver, cancel the high kicks. I'm really happy your so happy with your job. I'm collecting my SS, pension and 401K check and living very comfortably. In the 33 years with Viking /Fedex I never felt like a second class citizen. We enjoyed the same benefits as the union drivers. One big difference was our equipment was much nicer. The grass will always be greener somewhere else, Maybe you should be talking to some of the 13K YRC employees who lost there job. If I had my choice of your job and benefits against mine, I think I'll stay where I am. Happy Trails. TP
     
  3. GO40

    GO40 Banned

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    I tried telling them the same thing they don't get it. abf can afford to pay it but Conway & fedex cant?
     
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    GO40 Banned

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    How many of those 33 years were at fedex? What pension was better Viking or fedex? The guys over at the fedex board said they retire with $600 a month is that true? Where did you get the 13 thousand figure for yrc, A lot of the yrc guys choose not to relocate or find new employment me being one of them....
     
  5. Muler

    Muler Banned

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    So as a Teamster you would receive about $3500.00 a month for 33 years is that what your company pension is. And remember your 401K was your money that you put into the fund and that is what you are getting now. How is those health benefits that FedEx is giving you for life? I can see if you were happy there Hell there are millions of welfare receipts that are happy to get that little food stamps and money each month so would you think it better to have been on welfare than to have worked for FedEx?

    You are happy and as a driver I am glad for you. But you sir can not say that you would not like to have better health benefits and more pension income can you?
    I would like to point out that any contract that FedEx agrees to if they go union will be one that the drivers and dockworkers at FedEx come up with. They will have our contract to see what they may like and there will be some things in our contract they would not want. Such as Paid Transportation in a union contract has maximums and that is a good thing for all drivers at FedEx. Can you say that in all your years at FedEX you never saw a BROTHER get fired just because he was not liked by a supervisor?

    No I don't think that you would have joined the union, not to be mean but your post seems to say you got yours and you would not like to see the BROTHERS at FedEX now get a better deal than you settled for.

    But unlike you I will wish you a long and happy retirement full of nothing but good times. I hope you live many years but I have to admit I have yet to see a 401K that would last for 20 years of withdrawals.

    Oh and as for the equipment. What bank account or 401K plan excepts that as a contribution? You probably meant to say FedEx's equipment. You see your post says a great deal about the poster. YOUR UNION BROTHER ALWAYS!
     
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  6. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And I'm happy you're happy too. I wish that for everyone. But I want to hear more about those purple Pom poms. Like were they able to collect much dust since their last use? Or are they still fresh from the rally in Cinnamonson, NJ? Or Newark?

    BTW that 33 years wold garner a hell of a lot more than $3300/month in my neighborhood but then I am on my own for the healthcare. But the difference would cover it, thanks to the Bammercare.
     
  7. Hoot Owl

    Hoot Owl Have a hot dog who needs better insurance...

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    Twice Pipes got out while the getting was good, he would be singing a different tune if he worked here today, I've been here for 19 1/2 years and my massive "pension" payout is a whopping 175 bucks a month..... I'll be living large no doubt.... I'll put my faith in the Teamsters thank you very much.
     
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    Well Im the real stupid one, I waisted 13 years at ESTES, but Junior Johnson said it best, we aint the best but were not the worst. Well thank god I found a better place,
     
  9. Muler

    Muler Banned

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    Better late than never! YOUR ON TIME BROTHER ALWAYS!!
     
  10. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I take it you hopped to ABF from Estes. How long ago and how did the transition go? Road or city? What do you like/dislike about the change? Enquiring minds want to know.
     
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    I hope Twice Pipes is OK he has not posted a comment since we responded to his post. I hope he did not take our responses the wrong way.Maybe he is out spending some of the retirement money. Wherever he went I hope he has fun and enjoys his retirement. YOUR SAYING LONG LIFE TO YOU BROTHER ALWAYS!
     
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    He responded to me on the fedex board with the same post he put on here & I informed him that he had a few replies to his post on the abf board....oh well....
     
  13. Snark Monkey

    Snark Monkey Well-Known Member

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    Just exactly how were you thinking a Fedex Mgr would respond to the union equation?
    Signed,
    ~~Captain Obvious~~
     
  14. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And a "ditto" for ex396. Some people prefer to duck the truth.
     
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    Yeah those troubled Brothers have left the abf forum.Wherever they went I bet there is trouble. YOUR TAKING OUT THE TRASH BROTHER ALWAYS!
     
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    I have a question as a FedEx driver. Was wondering about the 7% consession that was voted in. Can you tell me what it was for and tell me if you are still making more than me. I make .5994 and $23.68. if would rather you can pm me.
     
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    Living very well on your 300.00 dollars a month on your FedEx pension. I could make more money picking up cans on the side of the road.
     
  18. Twice Pipes

    Twice Pipes Well-Known Member

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    I went to work for Viking in 8-16-1977 Retired 1-30-2011. Fedex bought Viking in 1999 so I had 22 years with Viking and 11 years with Fedex Freight. Fedex didn't have a pension plan Viking did. Its true my pension isn't as good as the Teamsters. I get 2050 a month, but the Teamsters are talking about cutting there pension starting next year. 401K money is taking out pretax which puts you in a lower tax bracket, plus Viking/Fedex matched half of it up to 6% To get the full pension you have to be 65 and 30 years with the company. Anything less will cut into your pension. My daughter-in-law works for the state of Nevada. If she works there for 25 years she will receive 90% of her current salary, so the grass is always greener some where else. When YRC bought Roadway they had 66K employees. Now that number is less than half of that, so 13K was a little low. Fedex merged with Watkins when I retired, so I applied and receive a years severance pay to retire in 1-30-2011. I am now taking home more money a month than when I was working, with our SS, pension and my 401K money. Bottom line I liked working line haul for Viking/Fedex. I hope things work out as well for you when you hit those "Golden Years" Happy Trails TP
     
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  19. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am currently at $23.22/hr. I believe the road rate is $.57/mile for doubles. That figure is standard across the country with few exceptions, Chicago being one of them, they are paid more. We get OT after 8 and on Saturdays. Double time on Sunday and holidays. Those two things do vary across the country (except for OT after 8, that is a standard).

    The 7% was because the Teamsters were handing out money to YRC so ABF wanted some and they managed to get it. Not with my blessing though. We also lost a week's vacation across the board so new hires get no vacation for two years and two weeks after eight years, courtesy of the Teamsters.

    We also have about $7/hr contributed to our pension fund and our health insurance is fully paid outside of the copays for doctors visits and deductibles.
     
  20. vongrimmenstein

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    Here is a figure you might not have known about. Give or take a couple hundred, 35,000.00 dollars per rank & file employee, per year is what ABF pays to the IBT before the first dime of wages. About 20 grand represents retirement contribution, & 15 grand for medical premiums. So total wages & benefits paid to a 3 year or older ABF rank & file employee is still the highest compensated LTL truck driver in the world. We do pay about 60 bucks per month for Union dues, but not one dollar for Medical premiums. How long will that last? Who knows? Doctor installed a new knee in March. Bill was 42,000.00 discounted by Anthem to 22,643.00. My total out of pocket expense for annual deductible, pre-op, surgery, post op care, & therapy was about 520.00. That kind of price was provided to me by being employed by a company under the umbrella of a Collective Bargaining Agreement. I.e. a Union Contract. Yea, I do believe I will ride this train until I retire or it runs out of track. von.
     
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