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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

LAREDO UNDER INJUSTICE, CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FAVORITISM…

We won our election in Laredo, TX but we still have to deal with a bunch of garbage from our manager Ted Garcia. He is the reason why we seeked out the union and achieved our goal. He is a master at lying and he does what he can to keep us divided. He will not miss a chance to bad mouth the union and he’s been a perpetrator of sexual  harassment. All in all, the man is a piece of crap. We are tired of him. He did everything he could to thwart the union but he failed. Now he’s pushing for a new election because he claims the union coerced people into voting it in. In fact, it was Conway that deployed all the dirty tricks they could to stop us. There will never be another election here, even if there was one, we would win again. We survived to win, we made it through having rats like Hector Menchaca. This man has been responsible for many drivers being let go and even had a manager rudy ruiz dismissed. This is just the kind of man Conway loves to have on the payroll. All he’s done is bad mouth other drivers, pointed out when other drivers make mistakes, and just flat out spread lies. He even got into a supervisors ear so much that the the workers quit working for him. He accused of sexual harassment but management has concealed it. There’s nothing Conway loves like a man on the inside policing everyone else. They will do what they can to protect each other. Those days are coming to an end though.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It's Going To Get A Little Easier For Workers To Unionize

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/12/union-election-reforms_n_6312100.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
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WASHINGTON -- Federal officials unveiled new rules on Friday that will streamline and simplify the union election process, a reform long sought by labor unions and fiercely opposed by businesses.
Among other changes, the rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board will limit some of the litigation that can precede a union election, making it harder for parties to stall or drag out the process. The reforms will also allow unions to file election petitions and other documents via email, and they will require employers to provide unions with the email addresses and phone numbers of workers eligible to vote.
Many employers favor the older, slower election process, as it gives them more time to dissuade workers from unionizing. The reforms announced Friday have long been discussed and debated, and businesses have argued that they would infringe on the businesses' free speech rights and lead to "ambush" or "quickie" elections.
The labor board -- or at least its left-leaning majority appointed by President Barack Obama -- disagrees. In a statement Friday, the agency said the changes would "modernize" procedures and allow it to "more effectively administer" the laws on collective bargaining. In a sign of the partisan divide at play, the rules were approved by the board's three liberal members, while its two conservative members dissented.
Labor groups have long bemoaned the current process as outdated and tied up with red tape, giving employers ample time to bust unions. Companies often dispute which workers should belong in the bargaining unit -- that is, the people who would be covered by the union contract -- and the reforms announced Friday will shift that litigation to after the election. Employers will also have to prove that a review of the election is warranted, as opposed to merely requesting one.
Mark Gaston Pearce, the labor board's chairman, said in a statement that he was "heartened" that the board is enacting the amendments.
"Simplifying and streamlining the process will result in improvements for all parties," Pearce said. "With these changes, the Board strives to ensure that its representation process remains a model of fairness and efficiency for all."
The rules were announced in the Federal Register on Friday and will go into effect on April 14, 2015.
The board put forth a similar batch of rules more than three years ago, drawing heat from various business lobbying groups as well as congressional Republicans. After a federal court ruled that the board had lacked a quorum when it issued them, the board formally withdrew those rules early this year. It had been expected to reissue similar rules now that it has five confirmed board members.
Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO labor federation, applauded the announcement of the rules Friday.
"The modest but important reforms to the representation election process announced today by the National Labor Relations Board will help reduce delay in the process and make it easier for workers to vote on forming a union in a timely manner," Trumka said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the National Retail Federation, an industry lobby, said it was considering "both a legal and legislative strategy" to block the rules from going into effect, calling them "the latest attempt by the Obama Administration to aid their allies in Big Labor at the expense of employers and employees."
Republicans in Congress have already held hearings on what they deem the "ambush" election rules and may well hold more once the GOP takes control of both chambers next year. They could potentially try to block the rules from going into effect -- though not in the immediate future, since members of Congress are already far along in hammering out a deal this week to fund the government. By waiting to release the rules Friday, the labor board may at least have avoided a GOP-sponsored rider in the spending bill that could gut the rules.

Monday, December 8, 2014

NOF Orlando,Fl. Files For Union Representation!

http://www.nlrb.gov/case/12-RC-142904

Con-Way Freight

Case Number: 12-RC-142904
Location: Orlando, FL
Date Filed: 12/16/2014
Region Assigned: Region 12, Tampa, Florida
Status: Open

Docket Activity

Datesort ascendingDocumentIssued/Filed By
12/16/2014Signed RC Petition*Petitioner
SURPRISE Greg lehmkuhl!!! Didn't think this would happen did you?

We are pleased to announce that (NOF) orlando,fl. has petitioned the NLRB for an election. Congratulations orlando,fl in joining the campaign 





Sunday, December 7, 2014

WE ARE THE UNION!


Miami is ready for their upcoming vote. Conway is as well, as they are busy doing their best at lying to us. They have salespeople spewing lies about shippers not doing business with union companies. They also have a letter of guarantees from CEO Greg Numskull. They are nothing but lies because if they weren't he would make that a legal, binding agreement. All it is a bunch of bullshit to pacify us and to get us to reject the union. They are breaking the law by trying to bribe us with raises and false promises. We have to be ready for this, don't believe anything Conway says, don't believe any drivers they send to your terminal to tell you how bad the union is. We are ready in Miami and will also stand behind our brothers in Buffalo. One at a time we will break their stranglehold on us and on our future. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Employment At Will: NO GUARANTEES

An at-will employee can be fired at any time, for any reason. If Conway decides to let you go, that’s the end of your job and you have very limited legal rights to fight your termination. Without union contract we are employed at will, Conway does not need good cause to fire any of us.





Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Conway's False Promises


Do not believe the company’s empty promises these things can be taken away at anytime without a legally binding contract.

        this letter is not a legal binding contract; 
·         Do not guarantees Protections against unfair discipline;
·         Do not guarantees raises every year ;
·         Do not guarantees Union health care plan that covers 100 percent of most major medical expenses and includes dental and vision coverage;
·         Do not guarantees Paid sick days;
·         Do not guarantees overtime pay after 8 hours;
·         Do not guarantees Protections against subcontracting out the drivers’ work; and
·         Improved safety regulations.