Why not a union at FedEx?

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by DRAisawesome, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. DRAisawesome

    DRAisawesome Active Member

    I'm just asking the question. It's a no brainer for me that one is needed. This has gotten out of hand. So tell me why you don't think we need one.
     
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Three letters...RLA= Union Kryptonite. When Fred loses the RLA, Express goes union overwhelmingly. I'm sure Sniper or Dano can come on here and tell us why we don't need a union. Consider the source.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You need one. You just can't have one.
     
  4. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Sort if like how your drivers need a livable wage and benefits but they can't have that.
     
  5. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    If there was vote today, I'll bet 50% + 1 would vote for a union.
     
  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Probably a lot more than that.
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    yes, just like that. Because they are not good enough to be Express couriers so they shouldn't be compensated as well.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Don't worry though. Many here have secretly been organizing and should have things in place for a vote by peak.
     
  9. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Not all Ground drivers are doing bad. I know one driver that gets a decent wage, medical and vacation time. It's less than at Express, but livable.
     
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Your drivers need to be employees (of FedEx, not you). They can't have that, or benefits, or a living wage, or decent, safe, vehicles.
     
  11. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping you guys can unionize soon. Too many sheep up here and maybe if they see our brothers to the South organize, it will open their eyes.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I hear Amazon may be hiring drivers...
     
  13. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    1 out of 10 isn't good.
     
  14. TheJackal

    TheJackal Active Member

    Fact is, there are contractors that will pay for good couriers. I don't care if it's 1 of 100. That's like saying all FedEx couriers are topped out and raking it in. You're lumping all of them together.
     
  15. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I'm lumping all of them together because they are all part of the scam/ system to exploit and drive down wages in the industry.
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    If you would do the hard work and really organize the company, you would drive wages upward. Seems the same folk who rallied around that idea a few months ago never saw the effort through.
     
  17. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    Every dog has his day.
     
  18. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    I would say from my station 85% would vote for a union a year ago. Only ones didn't like the idea were topped out couriers and they're disappearing at a rapid pace. Now the people that talk union the most seem to be the topped out couriers.