Won't sign a Card? Sign a Petition

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If you don't want to sign a Teamsters card, why not sign a petition instead? For me, it's hard to understand why anyone wouldn't want to send-in a card, but we absolutely need to send the IBT a message that an Express campaign would not be a wasted effort. Signed petitions sent to Mr. Hoffa might indicate a sufficient level of interest to at least get the Teamsters to answer phone calls and emails.

    Don't waste your time petitioning Fred, FedEx, or anyone else in the organization. They are not your buddy and would just as soon have you be paid like Ground, with zero benefits, zero respect, and zero future. And that's exactly where we are heading.

    It doesn't have to be elaborate, and I've provided an example below that could be utilized. Make sure it is signed on break, in a breakroom, or in the parking lot after business hours. In other words, be smart about it and don't draw management's attention to it. Of course, they will know, because some suck-ass will rat it out, but what do you have to lose? Nothing.

    General President James P. Hoffa
    25 Louisiana Avenue NW,
    Washington, DC, 20001

    Dear Mr. Hoffa,

    We, the undersigned, do hereby express our interest in becoming members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Over the years, FedEx Express has become an abusive employer that tramples on workers rights, and refuses to provide competitive wages and benefits.

    The Railway Labor Act, of which you are undoubtedly aware, gives Fred Smith a tremendous advantage in preventing unionization at FedEx, but we feel that there are a sufficient number of employees willing to sign IBT cards to overcome this legislative advantage. Without the national organizing power of the Teamsters, and sufficient legal support, Mr. Smith will continue abusing employees, and denying them the ability to collectively bargain for a living wage and decent benefits.

    Thank you for your time, and we look forward to the day when the IBT takes an active role in leading a national organization movement at FedEx Express.

    Sincerely,

    The "ABC" Station
    Anywhere, USA