Tuesday, April 24, 2012
April 24, 2012
Hoffa: Today's Vote Showed Who Is On The Side Of Middle-Class Workers
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said he is pleased a majority of U.S. senators voted to uphold National Labor Relations Board reforms that make union representation elections more efficient.
The Senate blocked, by a vote of 45-54, an effort to overturn the new NLRB election rule. President Obama said he’d veto the resolution if it came to his desk.
“Today’s vote was about one thing: whether American workers should have the right to a fair vote for a union,” Hoffa said. “Now we know which side our Senate representatives are on. Fortunately, a majority are on the side of the American middle-class worker.”
Until the rule change, the NLRB supervised union elections under rules that caused long delays and costly, frivolous litigation. These delays allowed employers to mount aggressive anti-union campaigns, intimidating employees so they would not seek union representation.
“Extremist, anti-worker politicians tried and failed to overturn a common-sense rule that got rid of voting delays and made sure workers had the basic right to vote,” Hoffa said. “You have to ask who these senators represent, American working families or corporations who want to pay their employees as little as they possibly can?”
for more information visit:http://www.nlrb.gov/node/3608
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
YRC's James Welch, chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide Inc. Says Bad Decisions Brought Down Stock Price
Mr. Welch does not blame the Teamsters for YRC's problems.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
We've heard all the stuff management spews about YRC. We've heard their side, now let's hear it from the people who know the truth, YRC employees. Please ask any questions here regarding anything you've heard Conway management say about YRC and your question will be answered by a YRC employee.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Why do we need a union in here? Well, things are not good and if anything they’re getting worse. Sure we have an “open door policy,” but I would love to hear from someone who has benefited from it. Let’s look at some of the reasons why we need union representation. As Teamsters we will participate in our contract negotiations and finally have a real say in our future. How about sick days? Imagine having sick days just like the majority of the work force. It's ridiculous that we don’t have sick days, even more so that we get written up or are told calling sick is an unexcused absence. If you don’t want any kinds of warnings in your file you better not get sick. If organized we would be able to use our sick days whenever we want!
How about better benefits? Currently paying over $100 a week for benefits. Those of us who are supporting families on this coverage kiss 20% of your paycheck goodbye. As Teamsters we would have better health and benefit packages negotiated for us. There would be no way we would be giving up 20% of our paycheck away.
What about retirement? Yeah, we would actually get the chance to RETIRE from Conway! 401k is a joke, that money being "invested." Anything being tied up to the performance of the stock market is too risky to count on for our retirement. We need a pension that the company puts money into, that we know will be there no matter what. We help this company make record profits and all we get is a 2.5% raise. Then they turn around and will increase what we pay for our health and benefits.
It’s time to organize!