Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by T24bound, Aug 7, 2017.
I take it that you have never worked at a barn where the Teamsters stuck together.
Well...we went on strike in 1994, does that count?
Donna told me today that I was above average too....
Ok, I guess Donna could be right. But I have to ask, above average to what? Anyone have any idea what Donna uses as a measuring tool that describes above average, or not? By the way, is that grocery bag made by Stone Container. I have never seen one with so many holes. They must have a quality control issue in their manufacturing process. von.
Unless you took an actual pay cut on your hourly rate, you're just whining. You have no right to expect overtime.
Above Wong's average??
Extrapolation gone wild?
If that is the case, you might want to consider the 130 hours/year (10.83/month) that can be spent with your family, friends, pets, etc. Real life stuff. Enjoy the time, I doubt it will last long, especially if staffing is about to get tight, as you say.
Reality is, that 2 1/2 hour/week cut almost never holds true. And unless your manager can achieve load perfection, and a fully engaged dispatch office (working extremely smart), doing the same work in a significantly shorter time is unlikely. Is there that much fat on the street in Springfield?
Safety and professionalism have to prevail. There's a time to walk and a time to run. More good business, at a solid profit, is the answer. Short changing the CUSTOMER, as alluded to in the original post, is not the answer. Losing customers will cut hours far quicker than anything else.
Note: This is not a criticism of you personally. Just some perspective AND criticism of your center's leadership. I'd love to hear their justification and reasoning. Or lack thereof. There must be more to it.
Keep us posted. Good or Bad.
I know this might not be the place and I'm not trying to start a union debate again but I'll give you a good example of my problem with the Teamsters. I quoted you because we've had our differences but I consider us friends.
There's a large construction company that I used to work for. When I was there al truck related things were Teamsters, rock trucks, fuel trucks, water trucks, lowboys, everything. They have slowly converted everything but the lowboys to operators, the only Teamsters left are the lowboy drivers and all the new drivers in the last few years plus trucks added have been non union to the point that the non union out numbers the union drivers. Last week they fired a union driver, he belonged to local 40 in Mansfield. He called the union and they told him point blank that the company was going to continue doing this until all the Teamsters are gone and there's nothing they can do about it. Local 284 said the same thing. Please tell me why I would want to be a part of that?
Why was he fired? If it was unjustly done, there are remedies through the legal system.
He was traveling down a narrow two lane road, his trailer was left of center and a car hit it. He was cited and they let him go.
If I were a low boy operator I would be running to UPS package asap and hope the rest of the crew would be right behind me.
I see things a bit different than some. The leadership now is worthless and only in it for what they can steal. The new younger in the trenches members are to lazy to stick together enough to vote these thieves out.
You and many others say the Teamsters have NO Leverage ! That saying is absolutely correct today my friend !!
Now the Teamsters have NO LEVERAGE in freight today and the wages and benefits in the non union sector should start their decline. Shareholder value is more important that weather you and your family make ends meet.
Maybe that is the answer I don't know, maybe the answer is/was the members would have stuck together if the Teamster leadership they pay to represent them did that instead of playing golf. This should have been addressed when the first non union driver climbed in a truck there. It was grieved and grieved and was originally told it would be taken care of. But they did nothing. I no longer have a dog in the fight, I switched to a union that protects the interests of its members.
As a retiree I watch the the new generation let local management bend them over daily on working conditions. The trade off is the can work 7 days a week all the hours they wish. As the E-Logs come on line this will limit the CDL holders.
Now the LTLs are free to tap the slaves of the truck load carriers to fill their seats for even less than they pay now.
Don't mind the clowns, they would be on here crying like school girls if there mileage was cut, and there was no way to get that pay back.
Ok, just for you.
Wah, wah, wah. Last bid they cut four of our highest mileage runs and outsourced them to rail and PT. We gained one low mileage turn. Wah, sniffle, I feel so much better now.
Red is the one that started whining and he liked your post, you think he needs to whin some too? Maybe you all could cry together!!!!
More education for the Manager who has lost his way:
Six Things That Kill Morale