Yrcw seeks economic relief from teamsters!

Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by Kennesaw Kid, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Chucklotto

    Chucklotto Member

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    I just got an e-mail that the company pays to the Union $495 a week per employee based on a forty hour week! That may be why that want a give back. Less than 30 hours and I will help alot of people out! I only want a new double wide!(Remember one of the first Georgia Lotto winners said that on TV!)
     
  2. crazy

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  3. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    I may be a kook, but I understand economics on a national scale. Why do you think the national economy will suddenly get better? Because of the merger????? Again, hate to say this, but economics, business, religion, and politics are all inter-related. We've just elected , in a time of National give-aways by Bush (and supported by Obama AND McCain) -- a Prez to be that still intends to give away another 700 Billion on top of the 1 Trillion Bush has given away in the past two months (on top of the 153 Trillion we're committed to for the social safety net programs); raising taxes to pay for it!

    By 2010, each and every citizen in the USA's Federal Taxes WILL go up by AT LEAST another 1900 per year; probably more.... We saw the Carter Administration that had no idea how to handle an economy thru "feel good Legislation". I remember hauling heavy machinery and no one would buy it (for me to haul) because of sky high interest around 20%. The Misery Index came to being. After Reagan lowered taxation, we celebrated as a nation because interest was "down" to a manageable 13%!!!!!!!! Today, we scream because unemployment has suddenly spiked to 6%; interest is 5%-9%, depending on credit history, and we bemoan our situation. We have NO idea....people forget history and only judge by the present...

    All these programs, no incentives to hire, layoffs meaning homes and cars being reposessed;...how do you believe that a merger of Y and R will suddenly trigger a great economy? I hope I'm totally wrong, but I don't believe we've even come close to seeing the bottom yet. And that's not figuring in Terrorist Attacks-- remember Biden saying "Obama WILL be tested"???????? I remember the economy After 9/11. Planes parked; people afraid to travel in a tourist type nation not based on manufacturing anymore. Airlines bailed out simply to keep jobs going. Trucking companies having nothing to haul. Malaise-- bad economy, UNTIL a strong Military Reaction (not an Obama Characteristic) and a large TaxCut (again, not Obama-like) spurred the economy. Business is afraid to expand; Obama has already threatened to basically, nationalize several industries-- Big Oil for one. People in his Administration to be are enamored with that $4.00 per gallon gas we just had. They are already talking of raising the gas taxes to keep it artificailly high (John Kerry's plan/ algore's plan). Can you and I buy things at $4-$7 per gallon for gas? That's how we got into this mess to begin with........

    Obama seems to anyone that remembers history, another Carter. Nothing in his past stirs anything that will spark a nation to spend, manufacture, or haul goods. Noting I see is good for a Corporation that is 2 Billion in debt with no bail out coming. That's just the way I see it. So I say I'll probably not be back....
     
  4. Driverbob

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    Are we better off today then we were 8 years ago?:TR10driving03:
     
  5. Stupidtrkdrvr

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    In the Wolfe Monthly Macro Watch report released Monday, Ed Wolfe of New York City-based Wolfe Research said local union leadership will get details of the tentative agreement on Wednesday. If approved, union members probably will vote to ratify it soon, Wolfe said in the report.

    Wolfe estimated that the agreement will include 50 cents, or 2.3 percent, of hourly wage concession on a base of $22.11 for hourly wages, which equates to about $50 million of annual earnings before interest and taxes savings for YRC.

    “Based on press releases to date, we have assumed that the existing $12.39 per hour in benefits per Teamster will not change under the new reduction,” the report said.

    The report estimates that Teamster labor accounts for 70 percent of YRC’s roughly $5 billion in labor costs and that nonunion wages and benefits, and union benefits, won’t be changed as part of the concessions.

    This is from the article....Do you honestly think that 50 cents an hour is true???And if so that that could save the company??And really a fifty million a year savings...come on that won't even off set the losses that they will have from all the freight they will lose when we merge.:hysterical:
     
  6. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    I'm sure you'll disagree, but yes, actually.

    200 of the worst terrorist leaders around the globe are dead. We haven't been attacked here since 9/11; hence our economy (which, 8 years ago was headed to recession) is relatively far better off than we were under threat of coming attacks (The USS Cole, the Kobar Towers, The Bali Bombings, Oklahoma City, WTC/93 etc,etc....)

    Personally, I've prospered well under the "Bush Economy", until this last hit. Next week I go to another company that will eventually (hopefully) pay me BETTER (gross, not counting benes; but work is work for now) than YRCW per week hauling Food (and people always gotta eat)....

    So, to me personally, and our nation overall-- yes, in a security way, which again, affects the economy, which effects our jobs. The biggest elephant in the room is the failing Social Programs and the Pensions. I see nothing being done to help any of those. End Income Taxation-- go with the Fair Tax, and we're ALL better off. The Politicains won't even consider that-- they'd lose the power to control us......

    The Real Question needs to be: Not are we better than 8 years ago-- but WILL we be better in the future than we are NOW? I see nothing to suggest we will be....
     
  7. truckerswife

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    Hmmm.... not to stir up a whole new bag, but perhaps you haven't read this yet this morning: FOXNews.com - Nuclear or Bioterror Attack on U.S. Likely by 2013, Panel Warns - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
     
  8. Driverbob

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  9. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    I've been seeing the 6Th Trumpet of Revelation coming. A time of War on the Euphrates, following a war (the 5th Trump) where a guy named the Destroyer (Saddam in Arabic) brought fire and smoke to block the Sun and the Moon (setting the oil wells on fire leaving Kuwait) . Personally, I believed Bush would be involved, for he wasn't afraid to Push the Button. Now it appears that McCain would've pushed the button; or Obama will be seen as weak, so an attack could be carried out with impunity. Either way, we're going to see 1/3 of Man killed....

    Rev 9:13-21

    "And the 'SIXTH ANGEL' sounded, and I heard a voice from the 'Four Horns' of the 'Golden Altar' which is before God, saying to the 'SIXTH ANGEL' which had the Trumpet, Loose the 'Four Angels' which are bound in the great river Euphrates, and the 'Four Angels' were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the Vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions: and out of their mouth issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these Plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils (demons), and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood; which neither can see, or hear, nor walk: neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."
     
  10. truckerswife

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    I think we should just send the big one over there and intervene their plans.:TR10driving03:
     
  11. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    Here ya go girl, I've been talking about this for more than 10 years!


    http://www.truckingboards.com/trucking/upload/politics/373-jimmys-world.html

    Yep, it IS off -topic, but still, economics, security, and our jobs are all related....
     
  12. fadboo

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    Hi guys, wife of a laid off worker as well, I've been following the boards for a long time now. I hope that the .50 per hour is all it is, but I think YRC needs a strong leader more then anything. I CANNOT believe that Zollars is still employed...by anyone!!!

    I hope that you brothers and sisters who might be voting would ask that it be a stipulation of anything passing. You guys need a visionary, someone who would build on what you have, not go off and buy companies just to expand, instead of taking good care with what customers and employees and equipment they have/had. Selling off stock, real estate, equipment, laying off employees just to make sure that the shareholders get that 2 cents more this quarter is tantamount to nothing but a pyramid scheme.

    You guys may have more input in this than you think. I wish you all God Speed, I hope you all don't have to sacrifice anymore then what it will take to keep you all going. One thing seems to be certain at this point, no one is going to bail Main St. out, we will have to take care of ourselves, and taking a chance on someone new at the helm can't be any worse then watching for one more minute what the top perpetraters at YRCW have done to us all so far. YMMV.

    I think of you all so much, I pray all of this economical horror is over soon.

    'boo
     
  13. ESP

    ESP Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the boards !

    Well, you are starting to post and reply, Welcome to the boards and keep up the good thoughts, I also hope all voters do the right thing. :1036316054:I also hope your hubby has found something to tide you over for a while and Merry Christmas
     
  14. bp3

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    Rember Preston

    As an ex Preston employee what do you do?
     
  15. driver666

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    jump:TR10driving03::TR10driving03::TR10driving03::TR10driving03::TR10driving03:
     
  16. Stan Smith

    Stan Smith Guest

    You are a soldier, stand your ground! Who-rah... :hysterical:
     
  17. driver666

    driver666 New Member

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    did the drill sargeant represent zollars in that video?
     
  18. Sir Ocelot

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    Philosophy 1

    It's that a philosophical question? like ah, does a bear s**t in the woods, is the pope catholic? To answer your question I am going to take a chance and say yes. Eight years ago I didn't have to worry about giving a kickback.
     

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