Conway likes to sucker their employees in with BBQ's. They would rather spend chump change and buy some food to keep the workers happy. Too many of the guys fall for it and go eat. Why not, instead of free food, have a pension? A pension is like having the wages of a minimum wage job going into a savings account. For every hour you work you get that dollar amount put into your pension fund. So what sounds better? Free tacos or getting $9 extra an hour being put away for your future? Send Conway a message and stop eating their food!
John Johnson A Conway driver was killed last Wed. in NC. 64-year-old Johnson was pinned between a tractor trailer and the loading dock at Cherry Farms Seed Company, on Highway 94 south of Columbia. our sincere condolences go out to his family .he will be missed.by a lot of people. our heart and prayers go out to the family.
Uh, you are right about that. Look, what's going on in Laredo, TX Conway drivers nationwide. Listen to this. Mexican contractors from old Mexico. Bring in cfi trailers from Mexico and get paid 10.00 to 20.00 dollars to drop trl, round trip. Then, Manager Rudy tells them Mexicans to hookup p and d trl. To Laredo, TX and start delivering two stops or more in the city, Our freaking freight. And pays them 30-----40 for every 53 footer trl. If you don;t believe me, then head out to Laredo, TX and see it for yourself. There are a lot of cdl drivers out there, And the s.o.b. ceos are making money. Watch out San Diego, Ca and Nogales, AZ, it will be your turn. It's time, it;s time to organize for our people in America.
from Gary Ketchum, President of Teamsters Local 523.
Workers Unanimously Approve Agreement With Strong Work Language (Tulsa, Okla.) – Eighteen workers at RailCrew Xpress represented by Teamsters Local 523 in Tulsa, Okla. unanimously approved their first contract, making strong gains in workplace rules and securing a new compensation structure that will help significantly increase their annual wages.
Negotiations for the three-year agreement took more than a year as the union negotiating committee and management clashed over wage increases. Despite enlisting the help of a mediator, the two sides were unable to reach a compromise on wages. However, the union was able to secure the right to reopen negotiations for wages after one year.
“While we were not able to settle on wage increases, this first contract makes many crucial gains in workplace rules including a strong grievance procedure,” said Gary Ketchum, President of Teamsters Local 523. “The additional gains that we negotiated that impact compensation could increase the average workers’ wages by 9-10 percent over the course of a year.”
Prior to this contract, the RailCrew Xpress workers were only paid when transporting rail crews to their job. Under the new rules, the 18 Teamsters are paid whenever they are performing duties associated with a job, whether its fueling or maintaining their vehicle before or after the transport or during any downtime waiting to pick up rail crews for transport.
“Our members are pleased with this first contract,” Ketchum said. “It was through our negotiating committee’s hard work and unwavering faith that we were able to bring a strong first contract to these workers. Committee members like Gaylord Ferrell were invaluable assets during these long negotiations. I look forward to reopening this contract in a year to negotiate the type of wage increase our members deserve.”
Here are some of the Absurd write-ups management at Conway likes to give out: driving a forklift to fast on the dock even though they train you to SAFELY work as fast as you can, walking out of the crosswalks, getting something in the eye while driving, no 4 ways while driving in the yard, no seatbelt, no three point exit out of a tractor. A dispatcher can waste diesel fuel sending you a place only to meet another Conway driver who is making your pickup and then turn around and have the guts to write you up for an absurd, petty piece of crap like this. What is going on in this place? What is going on is that we have no way to fight back without having a union, no way to tell them to go to hell and leave us alone. With a union contract in place all those ticky tack write-ups wouldn’t be valid. They would get laughed at by shop stewards and business agents. It’s up to us to get together and try to get the union in here and stick it to Conway.