Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Don Anderson is a man that failed as a driver and as a dock worker. He didn't have the work ethic to make it in either position. Lazy and not worried about safety. He used to use a radar detector in his tractor. That's the type f man he is. After not cutting it, he somehow ended up with a management position. Now, he's been pushing hard on the surveillance cameras that go in the tractors. Disguised under the false pretense of safety. It's nothing more than a tool to intimidate the drivers to up production and to invade their private conversations. He has been going around warning drivers that they will use the cameras and begin to terminate drivers. What could be safer than a driver that is worried about everything but controlling the vehicle properly? Drivers will be penalized for not shifting right, letting the RPMs go to high or for speed. A safe driver should feel comfortable doing his work and not be worried about everything under the sun that Conway can use to terminate them. Don Anderson stands for everything Conway is. Disgraceful, Hypocritical, and Unethical.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Conway has stated that the new cameras they are putting in the tractors will be monitored by a third-party. First of all, they must think we are stupid to believe that they are going to pay a third-party to do something that they could easily do themselves. Second, they've put a sleazy scumbag in charge of monitoring the cameras at our yard. This scumbag used to be a driver and now that he's management he thinks he's on top of the world. Well, this man is of the opinion that any accident should lead to termination. Things like dragging the landing gear, something that is often necessary, in this opinion deserves a termination. Dropping a trailer in the yard, a common mistake and an even more common mechanical issue, also deserves termination. Unfortunately with the new cameras they will be monitoring for dragging landing gears with the sound on the camera. Conway is out of control with this. Furthermore, I don't feel comfortable with these scum bugs being able to listen in on private conversations. The first step to getting this kind of garbage thrown out is to organize. Remember, it's our choice whether we want to be union or not. Not Conway, but ours!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
August 30, 2013
August 30, 2013
Labor Day this year is about workers everywhere who are fighting back.
Over the past week, thousands of low-wage workers have walked off the job to demand a living wage and the right to unionize without management intimidation. The brave workers in the retail, fast-food and warehouse industries have been joined by increasing numbers of their coworkers -- and now, truckers.
This week Los Angeles port drivers who want to join the Teamsters waged a powerful one-day strike against retaliation from the company for organizing. Two days later, fast-food workers waged the largest national strike in that industry, with workers in 60 cities participating. Walmart retail and warehouse workers, along with hundreds of low-wage workers employed by government contractors, are staging massive walkouts with increasing frequency.
Outside of the workplace, Americans are fighting to reclaim rights stolen from us with the passage of right-to-work for less in Michigan. Hundreds have been arrested in Wisconsin and North Carolina because they are fed up with the vast right-wing conspiracy against workers. People are pushing back against ALEC and its drive to crush unions, kill public education, suppress voting and undo workplace rights that people fought and died for decades ago.
On the first Monday of every September, our nation honors the contributions and sacrifices of millions of working men and women. This year’s Labor Day comes on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
American workers are not alone. Some 200,000 workers in Colombia are on strike against unfair trade agreements and poverty. In Europe workers have been mobilizing and waging general strikes against the austerity agenda that is holding the continent’s middle class hostage.
It is struggles like these that have characterized the American labor movement, which has brought working families a long way in this country’s history. The weekend, the 40-hour work week and laws against child labor are just some of the things that labor has won for American workers. But we also have a long way to go.
Many often forget that Dr. Martin Luther King’s great “I Have A Dream” speech was delivered at a march for jobs. This Labor Day gives us a chance to reflect on that message and the ongoing movement for economic justice in America.
This Labor Day is about remembering labor’s triumphs and the workers without whom society would not function. But it’s also about solidarity and celebrating our movement – a movement that today is alive and well and fighting like hell for a strong middle class.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
August 22, 2013 Move To TeamCare Ensures Members Maintain Full Coverage
(Washington, D.C.) – UPS announced on august 21.2013 a change in its health care coverage for spouses of nonunion employees. Going forward, UPS will not cover spouses of nonunion employees who are eligible for employer coverage at their workplace. This decision does not impact the health care coverage of Teamsters at UPS.
The recently approved national agreement moves more than 140,000 UPS Teamsters from the UPS company plan to TeamCare, ensuring that Teamster member’s health care benefits are protected for the full five years of the contract.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
from ltl boards
It seems the same people who set up the "rules and guidelines" at
Fed Ex Freight all came from
the company as we ALL know as Conway. Conway is now under fire
by the courts for breaking the labor law(s) regarding unpaid events
by not paying for work preformed by their employees, and the list goes on.
We at FedExFreight know when
the take over was made by American Freightways that our competitor Conway
was right in the middle of our business rules and practices we have today. We
at what now is known is Fed ex Freight warned management about
all the poor business practices that were installed in "Conway's" way of doing
Now to fast forward again, we have many people who have stepped up
and spoke out against illegal rules and regulations put in place. One person I
know comes to mind on speaking out for all employees rights and takes no
credit for winning a multiple million dollar lawsuit against Fed Ex Freight.
Mr. Roy Taylor stood up for the rights of all drivers at Fed Ex Freight in a
long battle where FedExFreight lost and the employees won in court due to
Roy's pursuit for justice at our work place. So here we are again.
Conway's employees with assistance of Mr. Roy Taylor filed a lawsuit in
behalf of their employees to only have the judge clearly side for the Conway
employees on wrongful and unlawful work policies and procedures.
This my friends only leads to more legal battles for all freight companies
and yes including FedExFreight. Mr. Roy Taylor has stepped again in our
behalf as yet more legal problems mount for FedEx. One would think that
our beloved company would have learned from the millions of dollars lost
in the courts to Mr. Taylor the last time that things would change. Years
and years of painful fedex legal bills and paying above and beyond for laws
broken by our company is now again in the wallet of fedex.
If any of you have observed wrongful or unlawful business practices at
fedexfreight please contact me by posting to this thread.
Illegal signs to look for.
Have any of you when broken down were forced to "take your lunch"
while on a breakdown? Yes drivers that is illegal unless you have what
is called a "paid lunch".
Have any of you while on a road delay been told "you have to be there
at least15 minutes before you can charge for delay pay? if not call back
in 15 minutes." This too is a paid event and is illegal.
Please share your thoughts on these or any other issues you may have.
Meanwhile Mr. Taylor is currently in another legal battle for your rights
as an employee.
Read more: http://www.ltlboards.com/truckingboards/fed-ex-freight/84052-fed-ex-freight-court-battle-again.html#ixzz2ZRfxFWZr
Friday, June 7, 2013
The code of ethics that Conway preaches has a double standard. Conway continuously violates its own ethics by the way they treat their employees. Management is disrespectful to the employees. For example, in California, a service center manager left a driver a vulgar message for not answering his call. Respecting one another is not something that a company that preaches ethics should have trouble doing. Unfortunately they have a lot of trouble treating their workers with respect. This is yet another reason to organize. There is no reason that we should have to tolerate these abuses and have to work with the constant intimidation. Another thing is the open door policy, VVT, or the lean program. These are all tools the company uses to have us divided. The whole point of it is to have someone come to management and bad mouth other employees or point out violations. These are dirty tactics that this company of high ethics likes to utilize. We need to form a union, it's the only way to get respect, have a voice, and get better benefits. It’s time we put a stop to the thugs in management
Sunday, June 2, 2013
How much are initiation fees?
There are no fees to newly formed or organized groups,
Conway freight would fall under this. Union dues are 2 ½ of our Hourly wage.
So top of scale drivers at southern California is $23.55.so their Union dues
Would be $58.87/month. These dues enable the union to have the resources
To stand up for fair wages, good benefits, better working condition.
How common are strikes?
It takes a 2/3 vote to go on strike by members not the local union
Representing us. However, 99% of the time there no strikes the ibt Understands
That strikes are not only a burden on the company but also a burden on its members.
Can a member track how their union dues are being spent?
The lm-2 report is a detailed report of how the union spends its money.
It is always available to every union member.
I heard that unions put companies out of business.
How will organizing affect Conway?
Bad management put companies out of business the Teamsters and their
Members are only successful when the Company is successful so they want
The company to profit. A good Example is YRC where the members renegotiated
Their contract to keep Company afloat.
It’s all up to us, Conway employees!
Stand up and be counted!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Here’s a comment from one of our workers at the Santa Fe Springs terminal, it shows the right frame of mind that every one of us should be in:
“I work for Conway at the Santa Fe Springs terminal and the way they treat people there, it seems like modern day slavery. It’s ridiculous how the workers let the company get away with it. We live in America! We need to get together and become Teamsters! Then we’ll show them.”
All of our terminals in Southern California should be ready to mobilize and begin this organizing campaign. We need to recruit all of the terminals and strike fear into management to let them know that this union movement is for real. We should all be ready for a fight to get what we deserve. We deserve a better wage, affordable and better health benefits, a pension, job security, and a voice on the job. This is the only way to eliminate wage theft and favoritism. We will let our seniority decide what routes we will take instead of letting it depend on the mood of a supervisor. If our equipment is unsafe or if the freight is not loaded in a safe manner then we can speak up without fear of retaliation or being terminated. We decide what is safe.
If you’re undecided or need more information about this campaign contact your committee leader at your terminal or a union organizer at Teamsters Local 952 and they will help you understand why the union is the only way to get what we need.
Teamsters Local 952
Monday, January 14, 2013
I've been hearing rumblings about the difference between Conway and YRC. And I can honestly say that there are major differences. Even though Conway employees get a little more an hour than YRC, they pay nothing, zero, NADA for their health insurance. They pay 20 dollars a doctor visit for Kaiser, if they have to go to the ER they pay 100 dollars and if they are admitted they pay ZERO... Conway employees pay for a family of 4 about 130 dollars a week.... WOW!!! That's 520 a month.
YRC employees have a Teamster 401k. The company adds 1.75 an hour into the plan and the employees have a 25% stake in the company. I'm not saying that the 401k is the greatest thing compared to the pension but at least it's something. But the best thing about YRC is that the employees still have the protection of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and the company just can't do what they please like they do with Conway.
Conway employees get paid $22.65 an hour and YRC gets around $20 an hour. Factor in what Conway employees pay for health care weekly, then the hourly wage goes down. YRC employees would actually be paid more hourly than Conway employees.