UNION: Organize, or not?

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by FedAx, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. yrc-atm

    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    Actually it was fedex drivers that went to the union not the other way around. So I guess fedex drivers are recruiting the union. And I have said in other threads that an organized FedEx should have its own pension. As far as me personally, the union hasnt failed me as you say. Its done me and my family good for several generations. Do I like my current contract? No. I didnt vote for this but I understand that being in a union I must accept what the majority has decided. Just like you must accept what Fred has decided for you. Can I leave? Sure. I'm still better off with concessions than being non union. A contract will always trump being an at-will employee. Yeah you are nobody's atm but you are Fred's redshirts' b!#ch

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  2. nasvegas

    nasvegas Active Member

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    You should change your user to silent red shirt! At our union meeting the man told us the union is no excuse to be lazy or not do your job. He also said if your here thinking I can get you more money or free benefits. He said that all has to be negotiated. He said what I can guarantee you is a safety net from fire happy management and representation that's really there for your interest not FEDEX's!

    How we work and do our job is up to us! If we use the union to try and be lazy and not do our job then FedEx will start to fail like YRC!

    We all know how to do our job and make FEDEX profitable. We just need representation against the crazy policies that are coming one after another for the last couple of yrs!

    ST I respect your opinion, but the union will be what we make it not what it is at YRC or ABF or Holland.
     
  3. southside stress

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    And its not easy finding a "temp agency" pilot these days
     
  4. southside stress

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  5. deputyd

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    Oh no drivers won't use the union to be lazy no way. Um by the way, I'll leave it up to mommy and daddy to tell you drivers the truth about santa clause and the easter bunny. It's scary stuff, almost as scary that people still believe that union garbage.
     
  6. nasvegas

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    Then FedEx will start to fail! I don't want it for that! I need a safety net! Nothing more nothing less!
     
  7. GO40

    GO40 Banned

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    Whats up with all the red in your reputation everyone else is green, it must mean your very popular with your posts....
     
  8. Black dog Mafia

    Black dog Mafia Union Buster

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    I see some YRC and ABF guys everyday parked in some secluded spot reading the paper or taking a nap just about everyday. And don't tell me there taking there lunch at 9:30 AM. Hell a YRC driver toady was backed to a dock Reading the paper. He got pissed when I made him move.
     
  9. yrc-atm

    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    My lunch is at 8:15am. How do you know what time they started?
     
  10. fedupdal

    fedupdal tightwad

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    You made him move? I bet you made him move.


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  11. fedupdal

    fedupdal tightwad

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    I see people drinking a beer @ 6am all the time does that mean they are drunks or could it be the work nights and that's their 5 o'clock somewhere


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  12. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Maybe Toady doesn't like you. By the way, is that his nickname or birth name?
     
  13. mrpostman

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    fedup is there something wrong with drinking beer at 5 am ?
     
  14. fedupdal

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    I wouldn't think so unless your driving a truck at 5am


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  16. bigtruk_us

    bigtruk_us Well-Known Member

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    I must interject on a little bit of conjecture.The labor here at YRC is not lazy.We all work hard and for the most part do the job as required.The Teamsters here at YRC did not ask for a merger.Because of the Economy and some bad decisions on the part of the last President and CEO.Placed two big major freight companies in jeopardy financially.
     
  17. southside stress

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    Before the merge, yellow and roadway were the two biggest LTL OUTFITS IN the nation. If being lazy can get you to the top. We would not have so many americans in poverty
     
  18. bigtruk_us

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    I meant for my reply to be under a quote.So it seems a little out of place..sorry
     
  19. bigtruk_us

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    The labor here at YRC did not become lazy and cause this company failure.
     
  20. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    There is at least a few of us that respect the work ethic of the YRC companies and their employees.
    There are also more than a few of us with one or possibly two notable exceptions that are aware that the IBT did not hold a gun to anyone's head and force Yellow Freight to leverage themselves to the tune of one billion dollars not once but twice, all in the name of market share.
     

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