Teamsters Local 710 ABF Dock/Spot & Road Strike Authorization Vote

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  1. Freightmaster1

    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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    https://teamsters710.com/2018/02/02...abf-dock-spot-road-strike-authorization-vote/

    Posted on February 2, 2018 in Freight News

    TEAMSTERS LOCAL 710
    ABF STRIKE
    AUTHORIZATION VOTE

    FEB 2 – 8, 2018
    DOCK/SPOT & ROAD MEMBERS
    Representatives from Local 710 will make sure members receive a secret ballot to vote on a strike authorization. More instruction will follow if a strike is authorized.

    The National Master Freight Agreement between ABF & The Teamsters is set to expire March 31, 2018

    Negotiations have been lateral at best, and this is UNACCEPTABLE. Our members deserve and demand better. Representatives from Local 710 feel that the company is not bargaining in good faith and needs to hear from you, their employees, that you will not accept ANY contract that doesn’t address the serious issues that face the rank and file. We are conducting a vote to authorize a strike at some point if necessary.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Your Local 710 ABF Business Agents:

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  2. canaryinthemine

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

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    Local #710 is one of the two Chicago Locals that have a “White Paper” agreement that runs concurrent to the ABF NMFA,........ and, in some respects, has some provisions that are better than the National agreement.

    I don’t know that much about their agreement, and I would hope that a member of 710 could enlighten us in solidarity.

    Good luck, Brothers! I hope the IBT negotiating team will be able to coordinate with you guys successfully.....
     
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  3. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    In an alternate universe, I would be voting on this. I have no information currently, going to talk to some folks I know and report back.
     
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  4. RonnieJames

    RonnieJames Active Member

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    Thank you!! Laying down is what got us in this situation in the first place! We invented STRIKE for God sake!
     
  5. shooter

    shooter ABF, SCH dock

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    Is it common to have a strike vote this early in the negotiations?
     
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  6. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    If things are going catastrophically, then it's an option.
     
  7. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some clarification...some correspondence says the contract expires March 31, 2018 and others say July 1, 2018. WHICH IS IT???
     
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  9. 6PakAbs

    6PakAbs Well-Known Member

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    I guess the good ole boys might have already extended it on their own?
     
  10. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    No, the central states voted against its supplemental contract so it pushed all raises to July. The contract expires in March. It says so on the cover of your contract book if anyone carries one anymore.
     
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  11. wheelman1857

    wheelman1857 Active Member

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    this why the last one was voted in. Nobody read it they just listened to what the company and their buddies told them. People take the time to read and pay attention damn it!!!!!!!
     
  12. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Easy there, wheel. I know what the contract booklet says. It’s just that I’ve seen conflicting correspondence. I can assure you, I don’t sign anything without reading it...especially something as important as a CBA. And, I voted no...both times.
     
  13. canaryinthemine

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

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    There were seven Supplemental Areas that voted down their Supplemental agreement last contract. I'm proud to say Joint Council #40 was one of them.

    Couldn't ratify the National Agreement without all Supplements ratified at the same time.

    Unfortunately,....with a little bit of company/Union razzle-dazzle,......and against the advice of three of the five ABF stewards in the Area,......the company got the JC#40 Supplement approved with a tiny little "bone" thrown to us,........allowing us to split a second week of vacation into individual days, even if you only had two weeks, (after the vacation slice and dice...)....

    Company's "argument/plea" was that every day the Supplement didn't get approved, the company was that much closer to......."closing".....

    Contract expires on midnight, March 31st, 2018,.....which is a Saturday. All day Sunday to paint up the picket signs..........
     
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  14. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.tdu.org/media_abf-master-contract-be-implemented-ibt-negotiating-committee-oks-last-rider
     
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  15. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    What???? You mean...yours isn’t painted already? I paint a new one each time I see a Panther truck, and each time I feel my seniority rights are violated. So, as you can well imagine, I have quite the collection stored up!
     
  16. canaryinthemine

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

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    Don't forget now,....I'm retired. I'd be on a picket line by invitation of my former co-workers. The only "dog in the fight" I have is the integrity of the negotiation process,...........and my unshakeable belief that Union membership is a First Amendment Right ,.......and my absolute disgust with people who try to belittle, ruin, or invalidate the collective bargaining process...

    That includes corporate shenanigans about subterfuge with phony "press releases" to trade papers about an impending sale that would negate any negotiated contract.

    That being said,......I would donate my time as a retired Teamster to paint, picket, or otherwise help Union employees keep the collective bargaining process honest and strong. Time and again, I've said the only "stock in trade" a Union has,...is the moral High Ground that comes with honest negotiations to improve working families' lives. Once a Union loses that moral High Ground,...by sinking to the corporate level of lies and deceit,....they are no better than the amoral , money-worshipping, de-humanizing, lie-for-profit, management types that seem to infest most corporate boardrooms nowadays.

    I've got two arms , Brother......I can help carry at least two of those signs in your collection........
     
  17. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Bless you, canary! It’d be an honor to walk the line with you. Hopefully, it won’t come to that as we pursue a fair contract.
     
  18. canaryinthemine

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

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    Thank you, My Son.........I'll take all the Blessing I can get......I'm trying to save them up so that when I go to my Final Reward,....I can cash them in and buy the ice water concession in Hades...........

    In lieu of my past transgressions in Life,.......and as an Unregenerated Sinner,.....and a Democrat, to boot,........selling drops of ice water to other Sinners at $4000.00 a drop,......is probably the best I can do in the Afterlife.......
     
  19. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Go back to work, you have too much time on hand........You won't do!!
     
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  20. mitch0307

    mitch0307 New Member

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    Didn’t Hoffa pull the white paper agreements from both locals during the last contract negotiations because YRC was in danger of closing their doors if 705 and 710 dug their heels in?
     

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