How Long Will It Take To Realize What is Happening?

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by 6PakAbs, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, 6pak...I consider myself well-versed in that movie..having seen it numerous times. But, for the life of me, I can’t remember that scene! What’s the scene directly before and after that one? Perhaps that will jog my memory.
     
  2. canaryinthemine

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

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    I think you're right. Hoffa could care less about freight, and more specifically,....even less about ABF. No stock deal there.........

    Problem is......just what is Mr. Hoffa's "tune"? Drive the once proud Teamsters Union and the core industries into ruin and helplessness?

    Heckuva footnote in history, I think......
     
  3. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Well...what is his tune? His tune is the easy road for them, both in the short term and the long term. Git 'er done as fast as possible with language the keeps their jobs simple. Language that gives us no rights and a contract that has no annoying teeth. The best thing that could happen would be a five year deal and a new union for us after three years.
     
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  4. DCM_Doc

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    When I had my physical for the draft a guy from near here did that same thing. Most of us had already heard about what went on during the physical & knew what "Spread your cheeks" meant. He was a good guy but was raised even further back in the woods than I was. I guess he just had not talked to anybody that had been subjected to the military physical. Later I dated his sister & we were good friends. He also survived a tour of duty in Vietnam.
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    Did anybody spread 'em and fart?
     
  6. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Update: Are you referring to the scene where Forrest is receiving the Medal Of Honor from President Johnson?
     
  7. canaryinthemine

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

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    I think the draft board doctors referred to that as "Hark! The voice of an Angel!"......
     
  8. 6PakAbs

    6PakAbs Well-Known Member

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    Wake up people! Another Panther p/u on 11/28 that would have gone TK in the past...2 shipments...12 skids...I am sick of this b*s..can't wait to vote NO ! NOPE! No Way!
    Mid to low management will also suffer when/if the vote is NO! So, NOgeotiations... PTROLTG
     
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  9. the5tolls

    the5tolls Pay the rate or lock the gate

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    I have a brother in law that works for you guys......36 an hour is not enough to have this boy put up with that crap....but to each their own!
     
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  10. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    ...every terminal is different. I've heard some true horror stories, but I've lucked out.
     
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  11. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Horror stories abound! I’m in the middle of one. Seniority means little, side-bargaining rampant...you get the picture.
     
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  12. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    it sounds like you're getting a real dose of the real teamsters union. I hope you get it straightened out.
     
  13. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    This (ongoing) situation has soured my view.
     
  14. canaryinthemine

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

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    Brother Ernie will fix it all. He’s got everyone’s best interest at heart........

    Let’s see the opening salvo in the Freight Wars.........See if Brother Ernie knows what’s going on,.....or if he’s another Hoffa sycophant....
     
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