And down goes freight

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by robdabanks, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. robdabanks

    robdabanks Member

    Congrats to our fellow works at freight! Alot of terminals are following suit and have elections scheduled. Way to stand up for yourselves.
     
  2. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    A terminal in NJ voted today. Wonder how long till the vote is published?
     
  3. robdabanks

    robdabanks Member

    Just published. They voted no, 57 to 46. Croydon is next then Nashville I think.
     
  4. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Those 57 no voters will live to regret that decision.
     
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  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    10-4. I guess their minds were fogged by the BBQ. Or was it pizza?
     
  6. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    Guess the purple IV is drippin hard. What do you think they said at that terminal? "If you go union they will just shut the company down?"
     
  7. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    no doubt
     
  8. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Had a Freight guy tell me his terminal won't vote yes either. Said there were a few disgruntled guys but most were pretty happy with the job. Considering how fast they top out and that they don't work at the pace couriers do it's not surprising. He felt there would be some that unionize but plenty of terminals that don't.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    My brain still can't fathom how you guys haven't gone union yet. We all get treated like crap but at least we have job security, good pay, PTO, 401K, pension, with protection from harassment etc. All benefits of the union. Good luck guys.
     
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  10. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Voting no just gave fedex carte blanche to screw them over for the next 5 to 10 years.
     
  11. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    It boggles the mind. Back in the 70's and 80's it was a much differant company but by the 90's It was becoming clear the direction the company was headed in regards to the hourly employee. Still there were tons of koolaid drinkers around, (myself included) who didn't want to believe it. I stood on the sidelines when the subject of unionizing came up and I regret it to this day. Once fedex beat back that effort, things grew steadily worse for the hourlies.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    And I can understand that when being isolated but don't these guys look at UPS and say "why don't we have that stuff"?
     
  13. hypo hanna

    hypo hanna Well-Known Member

    Some do and try to convince others but its a hard sell. Especially with fedex anti union tactics. There is real fear of even mentioning the word "union".
    There is also a two tiered structure of drivers. The old 25 year and up guys who don't see much to gain and the new hires with no more then 3-5 years who aren't planning on sticking around. There are very few drivers in that midrange who would be the heart of a union drive IMO.
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    That's pretty sad. Hopefully they will come around and you guys can get what you deserve.
     
  15. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    Fools. That opens the door for Fedex to really screw them over. The Teamsters will never go back and Freight will have no relief when X puts the screws.to them.
     
  16. White Line

    White Line Member

    What good is it going to do if some terminals unionize and some don't? The ones that unionize will probably get sweetheart contracts which really are not worth a :censored2:, just speaking from experience, unless it's the whole opco they will not get a master freight contract, and to my knowledge the only three with a MF contract is UPS, YRC and ABF, guess where all the other ones that had MF contracts are at, they are out of business, master freight died with Hoffa Sr.
     
  17. White Line

    White Line Member

    Besides that, what the hell does FDX freight need a union for anyway, can someone please provide a example of the horrible sweatshop conditions they are working in that justify going union, the express and ground guys I can understand but freight really???, do any of you on this board actually know how easy LTL freight is?
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I hope MFE can finally see why the Teamsters have been hesitant to try to unionize Express.
     
  19. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    It's not about how easy or hard a job is. It's about " negotiating " the best possible wages, benefits and work rules for these drivers. Working for Ground as a contractor, I would think you understand that concept.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's not the point.