FedEx Aircraft Mechanics Making Headway with Grassroots Card Signing Campaign

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by chrisgumm, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. chrisgumm

    chrisgumm New Member

    For those of you who have not heard, the aircraft Mechanics are gaining momentum in their quest to sign up half of their craft and class which will help them in eventually organizing this work group. If you have not checked out the group's web blog at fedxmx.blogspot.com I would find some time to look at it.

    It contains a link to a downloadable RLA authorization card and some good analysis on the screwing that the company is undertaking with its new healthcare plan.

    Gumm
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    The IBT has been going after aircraft mechanics lately, and FedEx has been on their radar before. The reason they will try and organize the mechanics is that they are a small workgroup that is fairly easy to organize and has the ability to shut the whole thing down whenever they want. The pilots were the same deal, with the same ability to bring things crashing down very quickly. One can only hope that they DO go union, and that Hoffa wakes-up and starts a campaign with the couriers and RTDs.
     
  3. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    Unlike drivers and fast food workers, aircraft mechanics have a unique skillset which is not easily replaced. It makes sense to attempt to assimilate a group that has such a bargaining chip.
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    That's correct, for the most part. Actually, a competent driver has a fairly unique skillset, unlike the drivers you usually work with.
     
  5. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Actually us couriers have a huge bargaining chip if we were to strike. Just look at the UPS strike of 97. Your ignorance just shows more every time you post.
     
  6. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    All we really need to do is get the RTDs in on the action. They could shut the place down very quickly, and most of them are extremely :censored2: these days. Just remember how most freight gets to stations. Hint: It isn't via aircraft.
     
  7. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    You don't have the union to protect your job and to coordinate such an effort, otherwise you'd be right.
     
  8. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    No shi t Shirlock. You said we have no bargaining power, you were wrong in that statement. Capisce?
     
  9. CJinx

    CJinx Well-Known Member

    If you can't cause a stoppage, you don't have the bargaining power. Your truck will just be driven by someone else and you'll be unemployed.
     
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    CJinx, where'd you develop this hatred for drivers?
     
  11. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Did UPS cause a work stoppage in 97? Did they lose their jobs? It seems that their strike worked in their favor. The fact is workers are protected against retaliation for union activities. Do yourself a favor and educate yourself.
     
  12. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    FedEx never retaliates against union activities...LOL. That should be the basis for a huge suit in and if itself.