The TDU telephone discussion

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  1. canaryinthemine

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

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    Anyone listen in to the TDU telephone thing last Saturday? I'm curious to know if there's anything new coming out of that.

    I guess the next IBT negotiation session with the company will be January 9th. Haven't heard anything that the IBT is proposing. I guess it's too early.
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that the IBT will reveal what it is proposing. It is not a good idea to tell the work force what is being proposed and what is being discussed in negotiations
     
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  3. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    How will we know how much KY to buy?
     
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  4. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    You won't know until you get the paperwork that's designed to make it look like you're voting on something.
     
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  5. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    So, should I call the factory now and have them ramp up production?
     
  6. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Not enough capacity
     
  7. highheadblues

    highheadblues Well-Known Member

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    Buy all you can and corner the market. If you don’t need it all you can sell it next year to the Yrc guys and name your price
     
  8. Cab Lizzard

    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    Add a pinch of sand for good luck !
     
  9. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Glass would be even better.
     
  10. canaryinthemine

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

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    I had a former employer who used chopped glass..............Used cullet is cheaper than bagged sand,....and more effective in achieving the corporate goal...
     
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  11. canaryinthemine

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

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    Alright,......A running bet that ArcBest management is clueless enough that they'll try to ........"convince"........their employees that they are in bad shape and need further relief.

    They can't hire now,.....and they are completely flummoxed as to why............Who to blame? Must be the Usual Suspects....those Overpaid Teamsters.......Those Selfish Teamsters..........Can't they see that the most important thing in the world is Survival of ArcBest.,.....even if it means destruction of family finances?

    Anybody giving odds that this will be the company message going into negotiations?
     
  12. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    :popcorn:
     
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  13. canaryinthemine

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

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    Hah! I wonder how they could make a rich person’s emoji of someone eating caviar?

    That way the corporate people could express their ongoing interest in the contract talks too.
     
  14. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    No question. Will they forget (again) to add in the U-Pack numbers too? How convenient (and slimy) was that last time?
     
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  15. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Just buy a lot and keep the receipt... if you get too much you can always return it.
     
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