Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RedAngel, Nov 9, 2015.
I say good for them is about time soon more to follow.
We should all send this to every FedEx past and current person we know. Spread the word.
Need to start a new thread. In a Brown Cafe article, someone from Fed Ex Ground said that Fed Ex developed the first barcode for tracking packages in 1985. The first barcode was developed by Roadway Services R & D division for use by Roadway Package System-1985 to 1999. Fred Ex had neither the initiative nor was he technologically savvy enough to even investigate such a feature.
That posting was a half truth.
Kind of strange that' you would be taking the attention away from the current post on something so irrelevant!??! Either your too new to technology or I smell shill,.!
Stand tall fedexers. You deserve better.
I'm thinking no one cares but you. We are much more interested in FedEx Freight striking
Here's a link to one of the lines
These guys aren't teamsters yet right? What are they striking for? It's not very clear in the article.
I love it!!!
My take on the article is that they are trying to organize and they feel that FE is illegally blocking a vote or illegally harassing union supporters. If I am correct and they do not have a union, they also do not have any job protections.
It appears that these drivers are putting their money where their mouths are. I hope they succeed.
I wonder if the striking drivers understand this.
I would imagine that not all do.
Off the top of my head (without researching it), I'd say they are striking for recognition of their union. I doubt they did this without researching whether or not it is a protected act.
Much like the Maspeth 250, you probably have one or two who really know what is going on while the rest are just following the crowd.
The chief difference here is that hall will not be coming to their rescue.
This article has a bit more info on the workers' side.
It sounds like they are upset with Freights tactics on union busting. I'm not sure what gets them to stop. Did the teamsters try and schedule a vote at this location? I thought they had packed up and went home after the first round of votes didn't go so well.
No union activity at my FXF location today. Nor has there been since I was hired three months ago. Funny thing is there is a Teamster hall about 3 miles away. Frankly, as a new driver, I don't see a union doing anything for me so I really don't care if they try to organize or not.
I was reading on another board that labor law still protects striking workers if they are striking for unfair labor practices. Their jobs are still covered and they can't be dismissed for striking. It would probably take a ruling by the NLRB to protect these guys though. Takes some serious balls to do this without a union.
There were 2 fired from a local company (not FE) during an organizing campaign. It took 2 years for their cases to wind through the process. They both won, but they were without jobs and the income that goes with it for 2 years.
The law is on their side. Hopefully, they have the savings to keep up until the law finds in their favor.
If FedEx Freight was able to unionize then Express would really start hurting for trailer drivers. They're already begging every courier with a Class A to go back to the big trucks...
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