Union Rep in parking lot

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Josh Jetton, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Pup Driver

    Pup Driver Well-Known Member

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    I know this for a fact that one of our drivers had to make a pick up at Fed X Freight interline dock and our drivers was told by a Fed X super NOT TO TALK WITH HIS EMPLOYEES .
     
  2. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a case for the ACLU. That darn 'freedom of speech' thing.
     
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  3. Pup Driver

    Pup Driver Well-Known Member

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    Seems that there is a lot of resentment towards the older drivers that do not retire in order to keep the new guys happy . Did you new guys ever take in consideration that that old man is staying around because he needs the insurance for his wife who might have cancer or some other major catastrophic illness ? Why should he retire and go to some nonunion company that wouldn't hire him because of insurance problems . I do know old timers that are still working in their 70's because they need the Teamster insurance for the wives not because they don't want to quit . As long as their still working they get the Teamster insurance . I think that if or when your time comes when there some young blood complaining about you guys will think like the old guys think today . Yeah there are very few that want to stay but I really don't think any one wants to hang around especially how crappy the industry has become .
     
  4. Pup Driver

    Pup Driver Well-Known Member

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    Yeah , who in the hell is going to go through that trouble to contact the ACLU ?
     
  5. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Cracks me up...the stuff these places think they can get away with. Had a similar thing happen to me 15 years ago...our 'boss' told us we couldn't tailgate at football games with a recently-terminated employee. We all told him to go 'F' himself. Then i asked him to come by the tailgate and I'd buy him a beer.
     
  6. Pup Driver

    Pup Driver Well-Known Member

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    Well this guy thinks he owns ya . LOL
     
  7. Snark Monkey

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    Jackie Presser said Conway would have no effect on Union carriers and that is why he decided to allow Consolidated to double breast with Conway.
     
  8. wtfteamster

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    The teamsters aren't perfect and are most likely partly motivated by publicity, but I don't see anyone else trying to help out their situation.
     
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  10. highspeeds

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  11. vetran peddleman

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    I was off a couple weeks ago, but when I came back to work, I heard that the teamsters blitzed our service center talking to guys, handing out literature, etc. Nothing came of it. Seems that the union is desperate to get new membership.
     
  12. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    So when a salesman cold calls a customer and hands out a sales pamphlet it's because con job is desperate for new customers?
     
  13. vetran peddleman

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    Pretty much Joe !
     
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  14. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Have you been reading these forums ? XPO fired a bunch of our salesmen and we ain't got no freight. We are unbelievably desperate !
     
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  15. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Standing there in the driveway waving and screaming... You need us. You need us.

    Don't look desperate at all. Nope.
     
  16. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    With the competitive nature of our business and plenty of capacity in the segment, everybody has to go after every stitch of freight we can get.
     
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  17. Getoverit

    Getoverit GONE, but not forgotten.....................

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    Your probably right, he might be worse? Hopefully for you guys he's not!!!!
     
  18. highspeeds

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    The difference is that Jacobs has been making incredible amounts of money running his business. It might still end up bad for us. But it will still be a great investment for him. Zollars was just a complete failure and an idiot.
     
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  19. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash They will make you look foolish.

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    Whoever put Jacobs and Zollars into the same sentence needs a good :nut kick:.

    Zollars is/was a proven failure, where with Jacobs, it's yet to be determined. He could end up being another Zollars, but it's not fair to put him in the same sentence as a proven POS.
    Just sayin'.
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  20. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Everybody's a genius until they :censored: up then they're complete failures.
     
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