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bubbadog121

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I have been thinking, who's best interest does the union have in mind?
After reading this forum, it is clear, that they have, their, best interest in mind!

Sadly, politics, is what drives this process.

Since, Hoffa is guaranteed to remain as IBT President any local officer who desires to further their union career needs to walk in lock step with the national.
The national will not turn it's back on $15 million per year in revenue, in the form of dues, from YRC members.
Likewise, some locals are made up of a large number of YRC employee's, and therefore, can not afford to risk a "No Vote".

This, in part, explains why things seem to go sideways at times.

The national also has a fiduciary responsibility to represent the membership.
However, since they also own part of the company that they are supposed to be representing us to, they have, imho, a conflict of interest.

I am sick of the business as usual attitude of our elected officials and those in corporate America.

I am sick of how politicians and corporate executives can take advantage of the working class, at will, without, consequences.

I wish I had an answer? :shrug:
 
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Take a stand for your future

I agree with with your analysis our union is in bed with YRC if we go so does their cash cow. The union has people sitting on the BOD of YRC collecting large salaries just like upper management, they hold 25% equity in the company and I do not believe YRC in going anywhere! I also believe they will make another bid for ABF and the 3rd time may be the charm. If this gets passed we ALL should reduce our union dues to fair share, for lack of representation. Hoffa has been a wolf in sheeps clothing all along. I'm a solid NO VOTE no matter what. The rest of the scared sheep need to grow a set and say no to this BULL $HI@, this needs to stop now or you will be running forever and wondering what happened to your wages, pension, working conditions, and the jobs forever!:regretful::6792::452:
 
I agree with with your analysis our union is in bed with YRC if we go so does their cash cow. The union has people sitting on the BOD of YRC collecting large salaries just like upper management, they hold 25% equity in the company and I do not believe YRC in going anywhere! I also believe they will make another bid for ABF and the 3rd time may be the charm. If this gets passed we ALL should reduce our union dues to fair share, for lack of representation. Hoffa has been a wolf in sheeps clothing all along. I'm a solid NO VOTE no matter what. The rest of the scared sheep need to grow a set and say no to this BULL $HI@, this needs to stop now or you will be running forever and wondering what happened to your wages, pension, working conditions, and the jobs forever!:regretful::6792::452:

Sadly, there are those, who, expect to get all of their concessions back when the economy improves!

It seems to me to be a one way process.
Just look at our own recent history 10%,5%,Pension,Vacation and now.....

The only one I can think of that got anything back is ABF.
But ,then again, they didn't have the debt we did.
 
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