no more lay downs runs

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by mrabf, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. mrabf

    mrabf New Member

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    ALL ROAD DRIVERS
    be ready and prepared those that like turns be happy and those who like laydowns are going to be sad
    when the contract come in april thing are going to change for the best .
     
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    LTLAnonymous Active Member

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    See, and if they would've implemented that a couple years ago, I'd probably still be there.

    Being home was a huge priority for me.
     
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  3. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    A change of operations would have to happen either way.
     
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  4. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Would it if it was agreed to in contract negotiations?
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer lied to again

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    be careful what you wish for.
    when Dayton Freight got rid of most laydowns after the HOS changes, there was a rush of city drivers that jumped to linehaul, and bumped down lots of long-time road drivers that were hoping for daytime linehaul.
     
  6. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Contract negotiations only set work rules for the most part. At least so far. I don't see anyone, company or union, rewriting the whole contract. Why would ABF want anything they can't change for the next 3 to five years anyway?
     
  7. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Most boards are separated on seniority between road and city here. But could be a problem for the places that have one seniority list.
     
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  8. canaryinthemine

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

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    For one thing , I would like them negotiate a two or three year deal. This crap about being near "broke", and talking us into a five year contract,....only to spend at least four years rolling in money they should've paid to us,.....and spending it like drunken sailors on leave,........has got to stop.

    If you're......going "broke",....then it would behoove them and us to go for the shortest period , to be able to re-negotiate in the event of an upturn or downturn in the companies' fortunes.

    If we would've had a three year contract last time,......the memory of all those corporate bonuses, and new construction and acquisitions would have only been about a year old going into negotiations............Recent enough to spark the righteous outrage to demand a better deal........
     
  9. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Three years is the norm throughout the union world except for the teamsters, they're too lazy to be bothered every three years. If anybody grew any balls, though, it could turn to bite them in the ass. See...the window when workers can decertify is limited. It's limited to a small window of like 30 days before the contract expires oooorrrrrrr after you've worked under a contract for 3 years. So...with grumblings of dissatisfaction and a 5 year contract the guys would have two full years to sell their notion of :shit: canning the teamsters and finding a different union to represent us. And don't forget, we're not associated with the airlines so one terminal could decertify all by themselves and I'll bet you that the company would treat them very well just to set an example.
     
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    6PakAbs Active Member

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    going broke? With all of the non union asset buildups and buyouts? Judy, your face is really disguised by those glasses! And I ain't talking John Fred and his band....
     
  11. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Some supplements allow crossover and lost of seniority for a year and a day.
     
  12. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Local 238 Des Moines/Cedar Rapids is a single board as an example. You can bid anything there.
     

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