U.E. runs part 2

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by ragpicker, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Just spoke with Brian. ABF pays per week per employee for pension & medical right @ 700.00 each week. About 360.00 of that goes to the Medical & 340.00 to the Pension side. Keep in mind that YRC pays only about 25% of the Pension side & the same as ABF for the Medical side. My quote of about 35 grand a year was very close. I had how the money was split wrong. So the amount paid from 6 years ago to now has not changed much. Hope this helps. von.
     
  2. One pup

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    My question is, will these men be able to follow their work to the road, like the road was to the UE?
     
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  3. Plague300

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    Doesn't appear to be that way. Here UE is going in the city, bottom guy is getting laid off
     
  4. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    I figured it would be whatever the company wants, now let's see what the highly esteemed Ernie Soehl has to say about it.
     
  5. canaryinthemine

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

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    To switch that work to a road board would take a change of operations...... no one sees a change on the horizon, so, no...... they are just going to throw these guys to the wolves,
    ....... Unless their Local fights for a change of ops with a "follow the work" provision and proof of where that work went.

    Two contracts ago, when they ended PSE and created a UE position, they separated the man from the freight(work). There is no such thing as "UE" freight.......... You have a "Utility Employee" on the city board who can cross jurisdictions ...... with or without freight.

    Becomes real hard at a COO hearing to say : "My Utility freight went to the road"........ There is no "Utility freight".........
     
  6. canaryinthemine

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

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    And........ We voted for this crap....,....On the recommendation of the high and mighty at the IBT .
     
  7. Homesick

    Homesick I'm not a quitter if the game isn't worth playing

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    We were told in Atlanta that all UE work was city work. If a road driver took a transfer and was bumped or had their UE run canceled, they would then fall into the city seniority.
     
  8. canaryinthemine

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

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    Absolutely right, Brother. Now, apparently, they are cancelling most UE runs over 250 one way. Where does that work go, and who gets bumped down on the city board?

    If all this was originally road work, and bids got cancelled, there would be a COO, and a "follow the work" provision.
     
  9. Cab Lizzard

    Cab Lizzard Well-Known Member

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    Not an ABF guy but my understanding was when the UE was created and the road men were mover their was a non retreat clause in the UE change.
    I always watched what the other outfits did because LTL is like Monkey see Monkey do.
     
  10. canaryinthemine

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

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    Yes, there is the non-retreat language pertaining to road drivers transferring to a UE position. And UE drivers perform road work,. .......... sometimes to the detriment of the on-call guys on the bottom of the road board.

    Companies get to have their proverbial cake, and eat it, too. And....... at the expense of their employees.

    So....... Now that they are going to cancel UE runs over 250 miles, ...... without a COO.......Who gets hurt? Probably the new-hires on the bottom of the city board who will get squeezed out by a higher seniority man fitting back into the city.

    Where does the former UE "work" go? Road, obviously,...... but probably with no additional bids added.

    I guess this is the "flexibility" the companies wanted....... The ability to flow work from one board to another without those pesky COO's that require "follow the work" provisions to make it fair for all employees.

    Company can now cancel runs on a whim,...... and to heck with those whiny, complaining, laid-off employees.......

    We're getting closer to operating just like the non-Union carriers.
     
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  11. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like there will be more work for PT carriers in the near future. And why are we paying union dues? At this point how can any of us support this sorry excuse for a union?
     
  12. canaryinthemine

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

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    Like you said, it's time for the erstwhile Mr. Soehl to step into the breach and straighten out this steaming heap of a contract.
     
  13. Rollin62

    Rollin62 Well-Known Member

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    Vote yes 2018
     
  14. SAC75

    SAC75 Well-Known Member

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    Troll
     
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  15. canaryinthemine

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

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    C'mon Rollin,........We all know you're an agitator, . . .. surely you can do better than " vote yes 2018".....

    Go have a cuppa coffee,......... or go slam your hand in a car door,........ Either way, you got to get out of that lethargic state ,......... and say something truly provocative and blindingly stupid........

    Maybe a few more air holes in that bag........ The carbon dioxide cloud you're in is affecting your "creativity"..........
    ..
     
  16. Rollin62

    Rollin62 Well-Known Member

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    Tell you what, I'll go away for now, but you can bet You'll see the bag in full force closer to negotiations! Enjoy the silence
     
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  17. canaryinthemine

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

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    If you had something pithy to say, instead of snarky comments, I don't think anyone would mind you being here,........ no matter who you work for..........

    I kinda got a soft spot for you,....... like a younger, slightly "slower" brother that needs a knock upside the head every once in a while.......

    Did you remember to vote for Hoffa in the last election,........ or don't they give ballots to Con-Way drivers?
     
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  18. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    That does beg a question, did the XPO yards that have voted in the Teamsters and do not have a contract get to vote in the last national election?
     
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  19. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Just guessing here, but I'm gonna say 'no'...based on the fact that they're not full-fledged members. Yet.
     
  20. canaryinthemine

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

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    That is a good question, and I'm afraid I don't have the answer. I'd be just guessing , as per our Brother above. I'm kind of thinking they would be, because up-to-date dues payment constitutes full-fledged member status, as opposed to lack of a contract.

    Not sure,.....and my lack of knowledge bothers me....
     

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