It is too bad that they could not cite the contract article that permits Rank and File to voting on MRCOOs. I can't seem to be able to locate it.
This Change of Operations request is in accordance with the terms of Article 8, Section 6 which state
MERGER OF TERMINALS BY COMMONLY-OWNED SEPARATE
EMPLOYERS COVERED BY THIS AGREEMENT
Seniority shall be dovetailed when commonly owned separate employers covered by this
agreement merge (in a shutdown or partial shutdown) two (2) or more terminals. If, after the
dovetail, there is insufficient work at the remaining location(s), the remaining affected employees
shall be entitled to all contractual rights including Article 5, Section 5 rights but shall have
moving expenses paid as set forth in Article 8, Section 6. For purposes of this entire section,
employees shall remain in their previous health and welfare and pension funds. The Employer at
the remaining location(s) shall use all efforts to find work opportunity for all displaced employees.
All items under this provision shall be contained in an approved Change of Operations Committee
decision. All other issues shall be addressed by the Change of Operations Committee consistent
with the language of the Agreement.
Also Article 12 of the IBT Constitution (starting on page 85)...
Nobody is going to buy Yellow with a negative $12 per share book value. There's nothing to buy.Unbelievable that they would call the unmitigated ****ing disaster they have done to the west a success. After 9 years here I'm back on the extra board making at least $20k a year less. I'm pushing 60 yrs old in a rural area with less options or I'd be gone too.
Nobody above the terminal level knows :::::: about this industry. They hired ignorant losers to do their change of change of ops because they dont know how, and now that its wrecked they don't know how to fix it.
How simple minded these jackasses are. They cut the length of so many runs and wonder why they are so short handed. The miles the freight has to move hasn't changed but the number of people it now takes to move it has grown.
I'm with you guys but you forget about Reddaway, the Gen-X of the LTL bunch. Us Holland and Penn made money. Our models worked.
I'm hoping that someone steps in to buy us before the end but I don't see it. 20k+ working Teamsters have value but nothing else in the dumpster fire does. I'm just sick about this.
BTW where was the IBT when they did this to us in the west?