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Sub-Zero, a refrigerator and freezer manufacturer, threatened 500 workers in Wisconsin with plant closure unless they accepted a 20 percent cut in wages and benefits. In April Arandell, the second-largest commercial printer in that state, enacted an across-the-board 21 percent pay cut for all 600 union employees. ABF Freight System, a large trucking company, has put a 15 percent wage reduction before the Teamster-organized workforce there.
The Militant - August 23, 2010 -- U.S. bosses press wage cuts amid joblessness
 
Conway took money from their employees without a vote. Ward took money from their employees without a vote, estes took money from their employees without a vote. News flash the ABF Teamsters voted down a pay reduction. Also on the matter of reducing the non union companies also reduced or stopped pension plans. Pyle got rid of all their dock workers and now makes their drivers work long low paying hours. That is the whole story. I wonder why those articles never mention the other side of the story. You know the one where non union CEO take from their employees so they can keep their money.
 
no idea Muler, about 90% of the time I search for the name of the company in the news and post links to it and don't even read it all....
 
That is what I am pointing at. These journalist write half a story and the readers never hear how corporate America treats their employees. Though Con way isn't union their drivers should not be treated the way they were. They worked for their pensions and deserve to have a chance to have the retirement they were promised. After all that was one of the perks to keep them from joining the Teamsters years ago. A driver is a driver. We all do the same jobs and we all know that it takes it's toll years later. Give them back their rightful pension benifits and let them enjoy their retirement years. But no reporter will print that no just how union drivers are over paid and draining their employers. When I retire there will be a down sizing in my way of life. I would feel safe in saying such will not be the case of these over paid and over compensated CEO's and company Executives.
 
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Conway took money from their employees without a vote. Ward took money from their employees without a vote, estes took money from their employees without a vote. News flash the ABF Teamsters voted down a pay reduction. Also on the matter of reducing the non union companies also reduced or stopped pension plans. Pyle got rid of all their dock workers and now makes their drivers work long low paying hours. That is the whole story. I wonder why those articles never mention the other side of the story. You know the one where non union CEO take from their employees so they can keep their money.

Pyle did not get rid of all their dock workers, not even close.Yes drivers are working the dock, but so are drivers at alot of trucking companies both union and non union including ABF.
 
Negative. All the dock workers in Cleveland got the ax. The drivers talk about all that was taken from them. How they have to work 70 plus hours a week breaking inbound delivering freight then loading it outbound. So I do not believe they are all lying. Did pyle workers get money taken from them without a vote? Did plye get rid of dock workers only to now have the drivers do the dock work? And no we do not load our own trucks. Mainly because ABF and the union POLICE the hours of service for the safety of the driving public. How many hours a week do you work?
 
i guess pyle has an exception to the 60 rule!
report them and things will go back to the way they were after they pay a stiff fine

hey muller you are 100% right
as teamsters at least we have a say in our destiny
all these other outfits are subject to arbitrary cuts and all they can do is ***** about it
 
muller
what these companies are doing is nothing less than what i call economic extortion
they use a poor or depressed economy to obtain what they could not obtain thru the collective bargaining process

i guess we are somewhat lucky as they can't ship our jobs to china & india like so many of the bailed out banks did

so what they attempt to do is employ a borderline unfair labor practice to achieve their goals

"accept it or we'll close the doors"

my reply is eat **** & die
 
You will not hear me disagree with that statement Big Steve. I did not get mad at ABF they took their shot. After all it is what the bean counters get paid for. Tyson on the other hand left us hanging out there. But in the end we have to thank GOD for being Teamsters. If not for our right to decide for ourselves we would also be amongst those that have seen the money earmarked for their families go straight into the pockets of greedy people. I have read and heard those that say the Teamsters just collect dues and sit on their hands. Well the ABF vote should have opened their eyes. Because in the end we were given the right to control our own destiny.So even though I have reaped many benifits for over 33 years as a Teamster that one Right that the Teamsters afforded me and my Brothers and Sisters was well worth all the dues I have paid.Just figure say the non union companies took upwards of $7.00 an hour with the cut in wages and in benifits in an eight hour day that would come to $56.00 a day. I now pay $60.00 a mouth for my dues. In that amount I am afforded a $3,000.00 a month pension and great health benifits. I refuse to force the Teamsters on anyone. After all if a driver does not want more for his or her family instead of seeing the bean counters getting it then I can't force them. You see at the end of the day ABF can compete with the non union companies because someone is taking just as much if not more of the profits. It just isn't the rightful people getting it the TRUCK DRIVERS AND DOCKWORKERS!
 
hey jeff maybe you should read them
you may educate yourself

Not my job, I find articles that have ABF mentioned in them and post them, it's up to you to determine a response if any, read my avatar, I have no interest in what goes on at ABF as a company, I don't work there.
 
Not my job, I find articles that have ABF mentioned in them and post them, it's up to you to determine a response if any, read my avatar, I have no interest in what goes on at ABF as a company, I don't work there.

Poor Jeff. Thanks for finding the articles and posting. You are right it is up to us to find out the rest of the story.
 
Amen brother even though the Teamster leadership did their best to ram the ABF charade down our throats enough of our brothers& sisters held their ground to save the day. WE SHOWED THE WORLD THAT THE RANK AND FILE IS THE UNION even though Hoffa, Tyson and the rest were not concerned about our best interests.Now lets remember this lesson and send those who claim to be Teamsters but have been shown to be meesters to the unemployment line next election
 
Amen brother even though the Teamster leadership did their best to ram the ABF charade down our throats enough of our brothers& sisters held their ground to save the day. WE SHOWED THE WORLD THAT THE RANK AND FILE IS THE UNION even though Hoffa, Tyson and the rest were not concerned about our best interests.Now lets remember this lesson and send those who claim to be Teamsters but have been shown to be meesters to the unemployment line next election

I find it very interesting since we voted no that we brought everyone back from layoff and called back several of our casuals. They have already hired new people with board dates. It looks like they are taking away office jobs but the dock/driver are going strongh.
 
I find it very interesting since we voted no that we brought everyone back from layoff and called back several of our casuals. They have already hired new people with board dates. It looks like they are taking away office jobs but the dock/driver are going strongh.

very interesting indeed!
what it comes down to is plain greed
yrc got a break so abf automatically feels they are entitled so they play a :Violin:
hoping their employees feel sorry for them

the taking away of office jobs is in line with the corporate mentality pervasive throughout the US
centralize it all or ship it overseas
or better yet relocate the work where wages or contracts equal lower costs

thank God they can't remotely operate forklifts and trucks or they would be doing that for sure:TR10driving03:
 
hey guys get a load of this
when you go to a wendys or mcdonalds drive up to place your order you may not be speaking to a person inside the restaurant
it seems outsourcing even caught on for them
the order is taken by webcam at a centralized location (call center) and then is relayed electronically to the cook's computer screen hot crap huh!!!
they haven't shipped these jobs to india yet probably because of the cultural differences concerning beef products
all they have to do is find a low paying country that speaks english in an acceptable manner
just goes to show no job is secure in a global economy

in a like manner, in fact yellow attempted to centralize their dispatching to a kansas office handling the entire nation
i guess that did not work out so good for them
 
Imagine that we didnt cut ABF a big fat welfare check so they decided to get it the old fashioned way....HAULIN FREIGHT
 
Hmmm.I work for yrc.I started at yellow.we had a call center and still do.central dispatch.all the terminals give info on loads and empties to cdo.then cdo calls the shots

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