Teamsters Make Continued Progress at ABF Negotiations (3-2-18)

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  1. Freightmaster1

    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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  2. canaryinthemine

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

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    Yaas.........we are.

    Do us proud, Ernie,.......and we’ll erect a plywood statue of you in downtown Washington.........(Pa.)
     
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  3. TurnCoat

    TurnCoat The IBT--Looking out for YOU...and...THEM!

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    The new way of negotiating....let the current contract expire so the company gets a few more months under the current cut-rate deal. Company blames Union, Union blames Company for slow talks. When the "strike hammer" used to be a "real thing" we would have already been voting on the second offer by mid March....looking like July or August again. BUT, All 15 of us here on TB demand the committees locked in their suites until this gets done!
     
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    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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    Remember when our union was a "national threat"?!
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  5. canaryinthemine

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

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    And,......that's why they deregulated us and broke us down......

    Can't let those stinky, sweaty, semi-illiterate semi-drivers have a say in how the work that they do gets done.......

    Convince drivers that it's..."Patriotic"......to be non-Union......

    Convince the public that truck drivers are subhuman, and not worthy to be paid enough to participate in society......

    Convince our own Union leaders that ......they are more "aligned" with the CEO's and Upper Management types.......so that both sides can act like they are being "benefactors" to those working slobs by Handing Down A Contract From On High..........

    Convince our own Brothers and Sisters that it's "better to look out for yourself" than it is to band together in Solidarity. (...This is from the Employers who belong to the ATA, the Business Roundtable, the Chamber of Commerce, the Truckload Carriers Association, the Warehouse Grocer's Association, the Manufacturer's Council,..........and probably the same Country Club.........THEY are more Organized than WE are!.....)

    Convince ourselves that,........well,.....maybe the Company ain't doing so well,........The drapes in the corporate boardroom looked a little tatty,.........saw bald tires on the CEO's Mercedes-Benz,.......the salesmen's expense accounts won't pay for the Deluxe Golf Package more than twice a week......Maybe we should give them part of our pay.........Junior can work minimum wage for a few years before starting college,........Sis don't need those braces,..those buck teeth ain't that bad..........Hell!....Let's give them some of our vacation back!.....SURELY they will appreciate our sacrifice,...and don't laugh at us up their sleeves........at least not where we see them doing it.......
     

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