Thursday, April 3, 2014
Kicking Drivers off the Dock
Conway will now begin to force all CDL-qualified dock employees to have driving bids. The point of that is to then hire on temp workers to do all the dock work at dirt-cheap wages. They already use temps to do dock work and at some terminals even have temps be the "lead" man on the dock. This is laughable! When will it end at Conway??? The only way is to unite and get a contract. At union companies, this doesn't happen. Drivers are allowed to have dock bids. Temps at a union barn??? No way! Nothing good can come of the direction Conway wants to go with the dock operations. Claims will probably sky-rocket and safety will take a hit. Union shops are proven to be safer work environments since the turnover is slow. Employees are allowed to become experts at their crafts. Conway will keep cutting everywhere they can. We have to make a stand and organize!