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Conway remains non-union after all of these years. A lot of people like it that way. Regardless of where you stand, the proof is in the result. But is there a different way? What about something entirely in-house? Something that starts off as just a thread on this message board? How it grows and what it becomes is based solely on employee involvement. Eventually, there could be membership, entirely voluntary. Eventually, there could be donations, entirely voluntary.

Maybe it is an idea that dies right here, right now. Maybe it is an idea that grows. Maybe it starts as a professional association where we share honest opinions about working better, regardless of our position in the company. Maybe there will be times we speak with one voice. Maybe it grows into something bigger down the road. Again, based on the number of people that want to be a part of it.

Is it simply union or non-union? Or is there another way for employees to join together, on their own terms, for the benefit of their company and their jobs? If there is a third way, what might it look like to you?
 
is there a different way? What about something entirely in-house? Something that starts off as just a thread on this message board? Eventually, there could be membership, entirely voluntary. Eventually, there could be donations, entirely voluntary.

Maybe it is an idea that grows. Maybe it grows into something bigger down the road. Again, based on the number of people that want to be a part of it.

Is it simply union or non-union? Or is there another way for employees to join together, on their own terms, for the benefit of their company and their jobs

Donations for what? Why would conway employees pay to form a group ? Even if you raised $100k then what? What are you and your group really going to do against or for a leading carrier in the transportation industry ?

With conway currently looking forward to a % of full time CDL employees to drop off so they can hire part timers anything like paying a membership to organize is probably not going to work simply because if 3-5 drivers quit today at just about any barn, they'll simply be replaced with part timers tomorrow. Conway doesn't really care what your honest opinion is right now. People voice their opinions here and on multiple forums for free every day and even with it being free it seems there's really only a handful of dedicated members that post daily in the conway forum.

You'd have better luck starting a site dedicated to "better conway" or "fight conway" and you could be in trademark violation for using their name if you used it in your domain name and without it you'll have a difficult time with SEO since conway does their own optimized press releases, have their own site and yada yada yada.

Good Luck though,
 
We have an employee association. It's right here on this forum. Creating an official 'Con-way employee association' with a membership (voluntary or not) and a monetary budget (donated or not) is still a union, without the moniker saying it is. It's the slippery slope mentality. Eventually the association feels they aren't being taken seriously, and they decide to organize to force the company to take them seriously. Seen it happen so many times. It is a novel idea, but it only heads in one direction in most cases.

I'm happy with the Con-Way Employee Association I have right here on TB...

Now get back to work all you toothless cracker brains...
 
Conway remains non-union after all of these years. A lot of people like it that way. Regardless of where you stand, the proof is in the result. But is there a different way? What about something entirely in-house? Something that starts off as just a thread on this message board? How it grows and what it becomes is based solely on employee involvement. Eventually, there could be membership, entirely voluntary. Eventually, there could be donations, entirely voluntary.

Maybe it is an idea that dies right here, right now. Maybe it is an idea that grows. Maybe it starts as a professional association where we share honest opinions about working better, regardless of our position in the company. Maybe there will be times we speak with one voice. Maybe it grows into something bigger down the road. Again, based on the number of people that want to be a part of it.

Is it simply union or non-union? Or is there another way for employees to join together, on their own terms, for the benefit of their company and their jobs? If there is a third way, what might it look like to you?
Talk to your LEAN Team about this issue. They are there to help.
 
Conway remains non-union after all of these years. A lot of people like it that way. Regardless of where you stand, the proof is in the result. But is there a different way? What about something entirely in-house? Something that starts off as just a thread on this message board? How it grows and what it becomes is based solely on employee involvement. Eventually, there could be membership, entirely voluntary. Eventually, there could be donations, entirely voluntary.

Maybe it is an idea that dies right here, right now. Maybe it is an idea that grows. Maybe it starts as a professional association where we share honest opinions about working better, regardless of our position in the company. Maybe there will be times we speak with one voice. Maybe it grows into something bigger down the road. Again, based on the number of people that want to be a part of it.

Is it simply union or non-union? Or is there another way for employees to join together, on their own terms, for the benefit of their company and their jobs? If there is a third way, what might it look like to you?
Another word for B/S!:6792:
 
Conway remains non-union after all of these years. A lot of people like it that way. Regardless of where you stand, the proof is in the result. But is there a different way? What about something entirely in-house? Something that starts off as just a thread on this message board? How it grows and what it becomes is based solely on employee involvement. Eventually, there could be membership, entirely voluntary. Eventually, there could be donations, entirely voluntary.

Maybe it is an idea that dies right here, right now. Maybe it is an idea that grows. Maybe it starts as a professional association where we share honest opinions about working better, regardless of our position in the company. Maybe there will be times we speak with one voice. Maybe it grows into something bigger down the road. Again, based on the number of people that want to be a part of it.

Is it simply union or non-union? Or is there another way for employees to join together, on their own terms, for the benefit of their company and their jobs? If there is a third way, what might it look like to you?
If we would consider going thru all that trouble to form a professional 'association' and collect donations to buy balloons or what ever ... Why not just sign a card then vote in a union, at least our donations ( dues ) money would go to something productive like saving our jobs that management has no issue with cutting or abolishing at will , besides we already have a professional association ' it's says it on your sleeve and thats not working out real well when it's time to collect your walking papers at there discretion !
 
If we would consider going thru all that trouble to form a professional 'association' and collect donations to buy balloons or what ever ... Why not just sign a card then vote in a union, at least our donations ( dues ) money would go to something productive like saving our jobs that management has no issue with cutting or abolishing at will , besides we already have a professional association ' it's says it on your sleeve and thats not working out real well when it's time to collect your walking papers at there discretion !
There once was an old saying it goes something like this, (United we bargain, Divided we beg), I don't think things are much different at Con/Way!:shrug:
 
I'm glad to see some feedback on this topic. It seems the consensus is that there is no alternative to union vs non-union, which at Conway means non-union. That is too bad as far as I'm concerned.
 
Conway calls our professional association, our VVT=:coffee1: Guys at my barn tell me they go for the hour paid and free lunch......:nutkick:
 
Neither of these groups were designed to deal with the real issues, I think what our friend derp is looking for is an alternate to the teamsters. A soft glove union so to speak. Something needs to be done, don't know if the teamsters are the answer, but I can guarantee that the company isn't going to improve things out of the kindness of their hearts. Only by force will change come for the betterment of the drivers.
 
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Hey con-f, Conway gonna replace you with one of them drones from Amazon..com, get more production and won't complain
 
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