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FedEx labor provision

leemcabee

Well-Known Member
'Yes I have worked the dock and I've been an outbound supervisor. My equipment is topnotch. Do union drivers make more than us. Here's what you get in a union. 15% paycut, three year freeze on pension contributions, Eastern pension fund in bankruptcy, Central pension fund insolvent, Pacific pension fund supporting the other two. 1.5% of my gross income confiscated from me and used to support political parties trying to socialize and communize this country, and who believe in murdering unborn children( and some believe in murdering born children) No 401k and I still have to put into my own pension and medical insurance. So tell me again why the union is so great. I'll tell you what Harley, if the union is so great we'll make it 100% voluntary with open shops and we'll see how many join, OK. Unions, ideas so great they must be mandatory!
 

shoeman

Modulator
How the hell do you make $80,000 a year driving a truck for someone else? What part of the country are you in?
I was making 80k before all my union "brothers" voted to give away 15% of that for me. I don't blame you guys at Fed-ex one bit to not want the Teamsters in there.
 

bootleg707

Active Member
TEAMSTERS broke from afl cio(SOCIALIST) years ago! I pay $52 a month dues nothing for medical etc CO. senority not job. How is the merger going? HAS BILL DECIDED YET! Read and learn before sounding off!
 

outerlimits

Member
TEAMSTERS broke from afl cio(SOCIALIST) years ago! I pay $52 a month dues nothing for medical etc CO. senority not job. How is the merger going? HAS BILL DECIDED YET! Read and learn before sounding off!

the only thing dropping faster than your wages is yrcw stock prices
 

Cab Lizzard

Well-Known Member
Just a small point River 17
Dues money is never used for political Pacs. Their is a D.R.I.V.E. fund that does all the funding of the Thieves that run for office. It is a strictly voluntary fund
No they do not hold a gun to your head to sign up. But they will give you a hat. You can deduct it on your taxes along with your dues.
 

Cab Lizzard

Well-Known Member
Lots of uninformed people here.
I do not care if you do or do not want the Brotherhood but the right information would clear up questions.
1.5 % gross income is not confiscated from anyone.
Which Eastern fund is bankrupt ?
Central states is not insolvent,they have money in the bank today.
Western states supports NO other funds ( They got lots of $$$$ in bank )
All pension funds are totally separate they do not intermingle
Pacific pension fund ? Never heard of one enlighten me !
Their is a Teamster 401 K plan like yours it is voluntary.
Times are tuff at YRC but all the other crafts seem to be doing quite well
Yes union drivers make more than you. Team drivers with seniority over 120 grand IF they want to work.
 

crazy

Well-Known Member
Lots of uninformed people here.
I do not care if you do or do not want the Brotherhood but the right information would clear up questions.
1.5 % gross income is not confiscated from anyone.
Which Eastern fund is bankrupt ?
Central states is not insolvent,they have money in the bank today.
Western states supports NO other funds ( They got lots of $$$$ in bank )
All pension funds are totally separate they do not intermingle
Pacific pension fund ? Never heard of one enlighten me !
Their is a Teamster 401 K plan like yours it is voluntary.
Times are tuff at YRC but all the other crafts seem to be doing quite well
Yes union drivers make more than you. Team drivers with seniority over 120 grand IF they want to work.

I sure hope that post was in response to leemcabee as he doesn't seem to have a clue about what he posted.
 

pops11359

Active Member
Lots of uninformed people here.
I do not care if you do or do not want the Brotherhood but the right information would clear up questions.
1.5 % gross income is not confiscated from anyone.
Which Eastern fund is bankrupt ?
Central states is not insolvent,they have money in the bank today.
Western states supports NO other funds ( They got lots of $$$$ in bank )
All pension funds are totally separate they do not intermingle
Pacific pension fund ? Never heard of one enlighten me !
Their is a Teamster 401 K plan like yours it is voluntary.
Times are tuff at YRC but all the other crafts seem to be doing quite well
Yes union drivers make more than you. Team drivers with seniority over 120 grand IF they want to work.
Team drivers split 120 grand, I will make 80 to 85 and be home EVERY NITE AND WEEKENDS
 

HILLBILLY

Well-Known Member
Wages like this are also very common with union companies, the only difference is you put in 70 plus hours, pay much more for benefits and have very little job protection.
KarenK

I work 60 hours a week and still pull in 75k.
 

Cab Lizzard

Well-Known Member
After the merger is over I just can not see how those weekends at home will figure into Fred's landing rights.
Good luck to you all !!
 

suzy1052

Active Member
70, 80, 120 ? who cares, I am debt free

Dead on the money Jeff.My old man always told me " It don't matter how much you make boy its how much you get to keep ! " Now at age 45 and with the ever present threat of more and higher taxes I see how right he was once again.Sometimes I wish I could go back in time 20 years and run into to myself and just slap the h$#l out of me !
 

Jeff

Sole Proprietor
Administrator
Super Administrator
That don't mean jack.
Not in this day and age.

You do it the way you want, it's your life but I found out that if I don't have anything but utilities going out, I don't have to make much, I don't worry about getting cancelled for the 3rd day this week, I could have worked and threw the extra board guy out in the cold but since I don't have to worry about making alot of money, I don't have to throw my fellow man under a bus so I can pay for the house I couldn't afford when I bought it or the 50k car sitting in the driveway or a woman who thinks she is a princess that has to have all of the above....

The beauty of my life situation is is the fact my wife thinks just like me and my 14 yr daughter wrote an essay for school she got an A on describing the what it does to you to buy things with money you don't have....

Live it the way you want Mr. Ray of sunshine, I bet you are a joy to work with
 

Jeff

Sole Proprietor
Administrator
Super Administrator
Dead on the money Jeff.My old man always told me " It don't matter how much you make boy its how much you get to keep ! " Now at age 45 and with the ever present threat of more and higher taxes I see how right he was once again.Sometimes I wish I could go back in time 20 years and run into to myself and just slap the h$#l out of me !

Well I fell on my face before but I stopped that cycle, it's funny, alot of people think I rub this in their faces when I talk about debt, it's the absolute opposite... you don't see anything I have that is not paid for, I have very basic stuff, a very normal house, very normal practical cars, I do have toys but I saved up to get them and paid for them all with saved up cash money that I earned, I like for others to experience the joy of not worrying about if they get cancelled or an unexpected car repair comes up, be capable of taking a trip anytime you want, just go... not having to worry about how the bills will be paid next week...




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