Monday, September 29, 2014

Laredo Manager Butcher's Spanish and Union Facts

Conway is claiming they will file charges against the Teamsters for vandalism and intimidating employees to vote the union in. The Teamsters didn't come looking for us, we went looking for them. The only intimidation done was on Conway's part, they're the ones that should be staring down those charges. They are also getting petty about the voting process, saying that ballots were put into a cardboard box that was too small. They said that the vote was 55-53 when it was 55-49. Just tactics they are using to try and send a message to the rest of the terminals. They've been spreading the same old tired lie about Conway eastern (PYX penn yan express) being closed down because of the union. That is illegal, so that's not the reason that it closed. In fact, they like to say that the Teamsters are the reason for the closure of hundreds of carriers since the 80's. When in fact, it has been proven that deregulation of the trucking industry was the driving force behind that. Of course, the union busters won't say that. Conway should also be held accountable for trying to bribe the workers in Laredo by offering them a raise if they had voted the union down. They said they had found $40 million lying around and were going to give them a raise. Now, they are claiming they have $60 million available. These are obviously lies as that money has always been there. Even if they did hand out raises, without a contract they would just steal it back when they feel like it, just like our vacations.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Union Buster Lupe Cruz from Cruz and Associates

Lupe Cruz the Union Buster who is busy trying to convince us at Conway why we don't need a union, that all they want is our money. That we have to adhere to the Teamsters Constitution, that it states that we will have to go on strike if the Teamsters demand it! That's all bullshit! We know that we have to vote on going on strike, We know that everything that the union dues for it's members is voted on by the membership.
 Lupe Cruz is too busy trying to convince us to not vote for the union and when asked about our issues all he said is that he doesn't work for the company!
 Lupe Cruz is not there for us, he doesn't care anything about us!  All he cares about is the money he is going to make, win or lose he will make the same amount of money because Lupe Cruz has a CONTRACT with Conway! Something Conway is fighting tooth and nail not to give us
Lupe Cruz's firm last year made $2,740,053.00 !!   All that money convincing workers throughout this country not to vote union, not to vote for a better future for their families, not to vote for better health coverage and job security! All the while Lupe Cruz's and his family benefited from his salary of $650,161.00 !!

Lupe Cruz will lie and cheat for us to vote no, he will tell us to that Conway is better without a union while he lines his pockets with money that should have went to us instead of him!
Don't believe what this union busting scum has to say, we have to think about our families and our future!

Lupe Cruz is only worried about winning the fight against the Teamsters, he said that last night. All Lupe Cruz is worried about is looking good for his next client!!

                                                       VOTE YES! VOTE YES! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Union Busters set Camp

Okay brothers… the war has started! Union busters are setting up their headquarters at ULX. Prepare yourself, take notes and write down everything they say. Lie and fear tactics are the weapons they will use to discourage you.  Keep checking this blog; we will be posting every lie here
Union busting is a multi-million dollar industry to take away your rights, they also call themselves “union avoidance”   their goal is to take away the chance to vote for union representation. They will be holding captive meetings, forcing employees into one on one meeting with supervisors. This union busters and Conway management will break the law using fear and coercion to discourage you from voting "YES" to form a union.    

Monday, September 22, 2014

Election Date

We are happy to announce three terminals in SoCal: Ulx, Ula and Ufv will be voting October 23rd! We will also be announcing four terminals that will be petitioning soon after. If you are interested in connecting with us regarding organizing your group, leave your information. Don’t worry, your information goes directly to us and it won’t be posted.

Oct 23rd for all 3 terminals
Times in the sanfernando(ufv)and Vernon(ulx)
5am -10am
4pm -10pm

Santa Fe springs(ula)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Outing The Rats at ULX

Paul Styers and his henchmen have done it again. They are out spreading lies about the union. Steyers' lead liar and master kiss-ass, Ramsy Robles are deceiving employees regarding the union. They are reaching into their bag of tricks and pulling out some of the most common lies. Stating that with a union in place, we would be paying for ABF and YRC pensions, that ABF and YRC drivers can come to Conway and dovetail into the roster with their company seniority. They need to be a little more original, these are old, tired, and frankly just lazy lies. We don't expect any less of Paul Styers, he is a known liar and bigot. He's not fit to be a manager with his dirty tricks. As for Ramsy Robles, he is a lazy employee that is only kept around because he does Steyers' dirty work. As we continue to push forward with our efforts we will be outing any employees that are knowingly lying about the union. If they can go around spreading lies, then they can proudly look at their names here and stand behind their words and actions. Out with the rats!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Con-Way Freight Workers in Texas Join Teamsters Local 657

On September 12, 2014, drivers and dockworkers at Con-Way Freight in Laredo, Texas voted to join Teamsters Local 657.
“This is a great victory for the workers at Con-Way and we hope this campaign spreads,” said Frank Perkins, President of San Antonio-based Local 657. “These workers are seeking fair wages, respect on the job and job security. They also want to have a pension and improved health care coverage.”
There are 113 workers in the bargaining unit.
“We chose Laredo because it is the busiest inland port in the United States,” Perkins said. “Seven thousand trucks cross the border with Mexico every day.”
On September 9, Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Southern California filed for election at three Con-Way terminals.


Teamsters Score a major Victory in Laredo, TX. Congratulations to Conway employees in Laredo Who voted for union representation

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Conway's Ceo Anti-union Meeting

The teamsters have viewed the video and I hear they will be filing a law suit for slander. Conway management should also be sued for breaking the twenty-four hour law before an election, which is a lack of respect for the law.  The day before the election, Conway management held multiple meetings with dock workers and also one on one meetings with drivers, in order to influence their votes.  They were also following drivers around the yard, showing them a copy of the voting ballots, and telling them to vote "No".  Don't let these scripted lies influence your vote.  Vote "Yes".

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Daddy's Angry

President of Con-Way Freight Inc, Gregory Lehmkuhl, said today that Laredo is divorcing Con-Way by going union and threatens that they are going to be alone. He goes on to say that Con-Way makes mistakes, but they won’t make any changes and won’t make it easy for them to negotiate! You don’t want change? You won’t be negotiating? What a perfect analogy you made Mr. Lehmkuhl, to suggest Laredo is “divorcing” Con-Way. This IS an abusive relationship and we are tired of the battered wife syndrome. You abuse us and then turn around and try to placate us with food and empty promises! Here is the truth, Laredo is not alone. 3 terminals in So Ca. have filed for petition with the NRLB. And 3 more are also filing in CA, not counting Northern CA. 7 states, with different terminals, will be petitioning for change soon. Just like a battered wife, we have a mediator to advocate on our behalf. We are going to keep fighting for our rights!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Three southern California terminals have filed a petition with the NLRB

We are pleased to announce that three more locations have petitioned the NLRB for an election. Congratulations to southern California in joining the campaign with Laredo, TX. Laredo was the first terminal to petition now southern California join in the effort in bringing the Teamsters to Conway.
Now there are four terminals standing strong and many more to come

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Truth About Your Yes Vote.

Everyone here at Conway has to understand what your YES vote means.
Your YES vote is only for a chance to see what the Teamsters could negotiate in a contract for us here at Conway. After, we and the union negotiators are done negotiating with Conway then we will be able to vote on that contract. If we like what we see and agree as a union to whatever is negotiated then we will vote YES, and if we don't like whats negotiated then we vote no. Make no mistake, the company is trying to distort the truth, make up lies about a strike and place fear in us by saying that they will bring in out of state drivers to replace us. We all know that the Teamsters just can't tell us to go on strike, we have to have a 2/3 majority vote to strike. WE vote on it!
Our management is also saying that they will do anything they can to stop this organizing drive, Well it's not up to them if we want the Teamsters to represent us, That is up to us! They fear losing the power they have to fire us for any reason, they fear losing the power to do what ever they want to us without recourse. The Teamsters will represent us to the fullest extent of their power.
This morning they had a meeting with us telling us that they are giving us a raise because of the minimum wage going up in different states! Thats all LIES! They are trying to bribe us with more money to sway our vote!

TO ALL MANAGEMENT that is reading this!
You really think that by bringing us food and bribing us with more pay is going to do away with all the abusive behavior that we have endured all these years??!!  There is nothing you can do to stop this, but sure WE will eat your food, We will take more money but WE will never forget what got us to where we are today! THERE IS NOTHING you can do to stall any negotiations, there is nothing you can do to change our minds about voting YES! So Tom Clark your WASTING your time! They'll be waiting for you in California as well. YES CALIFORNIA!!  WE ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS FIGHT!

Stay strong and DO NOT listen to what management is telling you! They are lying and trying to place fear in all of us, but WE KNOW BETTER!

                                                      WE WILL VOTE YES!!! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Heartless Conway stealing unemployment benefits

A few months ago an older lady that had worked for Conway for several years got fired.  As you can imagine, she is struggling to make ends meet, so she goes to file unemployment.  This little bit of support will keep her going while she goes and searches for a new job. In today’s economy it’s tough to find a decent job, but at her age, doubly hard.  She is a baby boomer, a senior citizen, it could be your parent and grandparent that needed help. And what happens… HR goes and represents themselves at her unemployment hearing, and gets her denied!  They come back from the hearing arrogant and bragging, saying they never lose a case.   How do they do that, they give multiple write ups and form a paper trail; all under the disguise of re-training and re-coaching.  They don’t intend to help you, you are just a number and will be one of their “cases they never lose”!  All this documentation is there to use in court, to discredit your character, habits, decision making.  Supervisors are being pushed to write people up for anything so they can have a paper trail to use against you.  There is no faithfulness or loyalty to you, no heart for your situation. What happened to her isn’t right, and will keep happening, if we let it