Don't add 10000 more good teamster jobs to the ash heap of history

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Reasonable, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Reasonable

    Reasonable Active Member

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    There was once over 450,000 teamsters jobs in the ltl trucking industry. The teamsters controled the highways.

    Through incompetence of leadership and the in ability to act, the teamster leadership sat idly by as company after, teamster represented company closed.

    Don't let the incompetence of the teamsters leadership destroy another 10000 union ltl jobs.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=4...=onepage&q=450,000 teamster jobs lost&f=false
    A little light reading, and brief history.

    Vote yes to prevent a wreckless strike.
     
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  2. abfempm

    abfempm Active Member

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    up and at'em sunshine time to spread the Doom and Gloom.Unreasonable! Lol
     
  3. BusterNite

    BusterNite Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with informing the members with facts, I mean that's why your over here on these forums...….correct?
     
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  4. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    I was a CF driver..... went to work for another Union company.... they closed up their doors.... went to work non Union for a while..... now drive 200 miles to a different city to work a Union job..... I never once complained to my Union brother's about hauling the freight I once did....

    I came out of those closures I think pretty well..... it's not the end of the world.
     
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  5. Reasonable

    Reasonable Active Member

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    I'm happy it worked out for you.
    We got a couple of no voters at my terminal who said pretty much that they don't care if the company closes if we strike.
    The basic gist from the super majority of employees at the terminal was that's crazy I got a good job now why would I throw it away.
     
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  6. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just vote....I did.
     
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  7. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Vote your conscience.... I myself would not try to change someone else's conscience.... it's up to them to make the correct choice for themselves.

    Their is always two sides of a story .....
     
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  8. GaffneyRddriver

    GaffneyRddriver Active Member

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    I'll be voting yes tomorrow along with the majority of my co workers.
     
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  9. Jaloc

    Jaloc Active Member

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    VOTE NO call their bluff!
     
  10. Bubba Gump

    Bubba Gump Active Member

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    Jay' Loke is how that is pronounced isn't it? Have you ever considered, freight is being made an example, for the benefit of pkg. Those greedy ****er's with their supplements need to know you pee ess, isn't playing games!!!!
     
  11. BusterNite

    BusterNite Well-Known Member

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    Wow, conspiracy. Not out of the realms. Interesting
     
  12. GaffneyRddriver

    GaffneyRddriver Active Member

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    There isn't a piece of freight in our terminal, I don't think their bluffing.
     
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  13. BusterNite

    BusterNite Well-Known Member

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    Our union has informed us to open up a claim with unemployment so that we will be ahead of the game should the contract get rejected. How's that for reality!
     
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  14. Bubba Gump

    Bubba Gump Active Member

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    don't flatter yourself captain courageous, the contract will pass, overwhelmingly. If your at the bottom you'll be unemployed, maybe permanently. On the bright side, you'll be rich in wisdom, on how the game of chicken is played.
     
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  15. BusterNite

    BusterNite Well-Known Member

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    you lost me on this one!
     
  16. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Stimpy,I'll join in on your walk down memory lane.

    Got my start with Eazor Express my first union company in 1966.
    Went to Saint Johnsbury,a short bit with Pilot,Branch,Lyons,& Consolidated Freightways.
    Was the longest at Halls Motor Transit,got up to number 2 on the city board.
    Until I got a phone call from my boss telling me the company closed over the weekend.

    I also worked with a few more I can't recall,however they have all closed their doors.

    After Halls closed & a lot of the other companies,there were so many drivers out of work it was very hard to find anymore then day work at any of the remaining companies.
    So I froze my union pension & took a withdrawal from the union,& hired on with Overnite.
     
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  17. Bubba Gump

    Bubba Gump Active Member

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    Sorry, that was meant for UPSfreight.
     

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