New Freight Director.

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  1. canaryinthemine

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

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    Breaking news....... Mr. Ernie Soehl has been appointed IBT Head of Freight Division.

    Lord help us all..........
     
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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse. The devil you don't know could be worse than the one that you do know.
     
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    I don't know this guy.What is his claim to fame?
     
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    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :butt kiss:
     
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  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I just surrender, acquiesce, give up. There is no hope with this 'union'...except...just maybe...pending charges and current investigations will relieve us of this monkey on our backs.
     
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    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Those of us in the Eastern region are very familiar with the affable Mr. Soehl. He chaired an Eastern region panel that ruled against allowing two men to transfer to a terminal 25 miles from the one they were laid off from..........and where they were already working casual at!........and instead allowed ABF to hire seven men....OFF THE STREET!

    One guy quit in disgust,.....the other one hung on playing the casual/laid-off game until he lost his house in bankruptcy...........

    (.....If you're reading this, Mr. Soehl,........I'll gladly provide you the grievance number and the 50 or so pages of documentation.......Gladly.......)

    There have been numerous other escapades,........notably a recent ruling that now codifies that holidays are no longer voluntary,....and the company can force from the bottom ....on any holiday,........as far up the board as they feel they want to.......

    I certainly am not confident in this .....pick......for Freight Director......
     
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    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    I don't know if they make an emoji of the magnitude needed to portray an accurate opinion........
     
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  9. canaryinthemine

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

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    No Sir,......not at all........Just in time for him to complete the destruction of the last vestiges of the NMFA......Actually, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Sweeton get off pretty easy..........When all this collapses completely,....and we're almost there.........the "new" Freight Director will take all the blame....
     
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    So is the conclusion that we should prepare to bend over for the next contract?
     
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    NEW NATIONAL FREIGHT DIRECTOR

    We would like to congratulate President of Local 701 ERNIE SOEHL for becoming the new National Freight Director for the IBT. For any of you who know Ernie this is great news and we wish him well. Ernie is a fighter, he is strong willed, straight to the point,tells it how it is and doesn't sugar coat it. Ernie is a great example of the meaning of Teamster, that's why Ernie is loved by so many and again we want to congratulate a great man.
    https://teamster.org/news/2017/02/ernie-soehl-appointed-lead-teamsters-national-freight-division
     
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    That is what is being said on bring the teamster to fed ex Facebook page. They are overjoyed that he is now the freight director. I don't know anything about him. Was he appointed by Hofffa. If so I know it can't be goox
     
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    I've know Mr. Soehl and working side by side with him for the past 3 years. He is a bulldog, tells it how it is. Sometimes people don't like to hear the truth. Before getting negative with out having to know him I think I would give the man a chance before inserting foot in mouth. Just my opionion.
     
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    Well, I hope he's as good as (some of) you guys say he is. We desperately need someone to fight for US!! The last contract was a complete hose job and we all know it. We need that week of vacation back, and also need to bring our wages more in line with the.....ahem!....non-union carriers. Not sure about the rest of you, but I consider the vacation thing a strikeable issue.
     
  15. ABFer

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    He was appointed by Hoffa about ten years ago when the then Eastern Region Freight Director rose up and ran against Hoffa. Apparently he was not happy about things and wanted to make a difference. That's the story of how Ernie rose up. He will do as Hoffa dictates.
     
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    :hilarious::biglaugh:
     
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    I agree with you 100% but I wouldn't be too optimistic.
     
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    We'll I can say this would you rather a guy get the position by kissing ass or off of his hard work and merit? He never in his day ask for a position but was given off of merit. Just look at his local he runs.
     
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    I, for one, am totally disenfranchised with the entire teamsters union, top to bottom. They suck and I would not advocate for anyone to sign up with them.
     
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    That is your opionion not everyone else's. So because you have your issues with them then everyone else will to and should let corporate America continue to do what they have been and the "right to work " states is the way to go. Be careful what you wish for.
     
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