Since I got the contract news thread off topic I decided to start a new thread on the subject. Whinning, crying, backstabbing! So filing grievances in violation of the contract is whinning and back stabbing? I think there is much more of that in mangmnt than hourly, as far as backstabbing! Even your own admit it! Also who is backstabbing who when mangment shorts mostly part-timers out of their hand earned hrs? Especially those that do more than their normal shift work! How about the leaking trucks? No I have filled it out and there is only so much one can do to such old and outdated trucks, but we all know it would cut in on certain peoples bonuses to move into the 21st century! So customers shudln't expect their pkgs not to get wet while inside our vehicles. Especially at the level we are on. You know billion dollar company etc...? Do the customers matter so little, that mangmnt can't put their money where their mouths are? How much time do you think is lost due to not having powersteering as well? Well let's see, who whines about "polished shoes", and brags about high tech this and that, but doesn't put their money where their mouths are, and bonus crunches rather than put money into equiptment that tells our customers we really care about them and service. See Washington Mutual for further info! Although I have mentioned this elsewhere I'll do so again here. We made roughly $100,000,000.00 per week with that account, but our competition had far superior equiptment and we had to wait on them to finish so we could use their much better equiptment. We ended up losing that account! Supposedly outbid by our competitors! We had to use our handtrucks and it take quite a long time to get all those packages and NDA's inside. I talked to our center manager, and all my Sup's but no one did a thing. Then one day the sells guy was their, and I brought it up to him in front of the WM shipping and receiving peeps and they jumped in too as they had talked to our mangement as well, with no results, so after we embarrassed the sales guy, they got us 1 cart up there. So who was concerned about service, and even time, as better equiptment results in being more efficient?! The same applies to powersteering. You have to clean the inside too, and not just paint the outside. This is how we've done several big accounts. It's 2007 and most trucks have in excess of 500,00 miles on them, so they should have been buying new trucks.Heck the old one's don't even have a place to put your drink, or trash! Ultimatley the lack of ventilation in the backs and other heat related issues rests on the company, however; in the National Master Contract their is what is known as the "Climatic Conditions Committee"! On the issue of the extreme heat in summer I have to ask 'Teamsters: Where fore art thou?! We pay the union to look out for our interests, and please anyone share any of the minutes of this bogus committee with us as we have seen nothing from it. Also no doubt those on it I am sure get paid another pension for it! We have to demand our Union do what we pay them to do, and we should request minutes from such committees that most don't even know exist! We want action, not words. In short we have to hold those who are accountable to us accountable!