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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.

80 comments:

Ramon S ABF said...

Congrats to my new Teamster Brothers and Sisters at the Laredo terminal. My name is Ramon and i work at ABF so cal and Southern California is got your back.The ball is rolling and the piece of shit Union busters can not stop it..Fuck those lying bastards.

Anonymous said...

Your victory is admired we rejoice and we are proud of of you, laredo tx HURRAH!!! From FEDEX FREIGHT DRIVERS!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. With time your benifits will far outweigh the cost of union dues.

Anonymous said...

Great job guys we starting in nj to vote sorry Conway but union is here and not going no were

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Oziel Chapa here in Laredo for starting the champagne with the letter he wrote to Conway headquarters today we are teamsters.

Anonymous said...

The key here is a pension and better health coverage for your family , great job guys and least now when they rape you, they are going to have to look you straight in the eyes.

Kerrville BUSted said...

Wow! This is the biggest news ever for our South Texas brothers and sisters.
congratulations Mr.Perkins,the Organizing Team, our Lawyer, Mr.Baaf, and especially our determined and relentless Brothers and Sisters at Laredo Con-Way.

Kerrville BUSted said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

History in the making

Anonymous said...


Fuk u and gimpy... Ula will succeed as Laredo... Fuk da lean team... La revolucion is nex!

Anonymous said...

At the terminal of santafe springs there is a dock worker that will rat anybody if he hears people talking about the union he's doing it be cause since he doesn't work .what he does all the time is to talk to the supervisor .watch for him be careful with him. on Con-Way Freight Workers in Texas Join Teamsters Local 657

Anonymous said...

At the terminal of santafe springs there is a dock worker that will rat anybody if he hears people talking about the union he's doing it be cause since he doesn't work .what he does all the time is to talk to the supervisor .watch for him be careful with him. on Con-Way Freight Workers in Texas Join Teamsters Local 657

Anonymous said...

TO ALL THE OTHER CONWAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS...please do celebrate, this is a great victory HOO AH LORADO!!, But remember now is the time to push this forward. It is imperative that we all get on board and make this happen system wide. Not only to get the benefits we DESERVE but also to support each other. Everywhere management will be targeting those of us who they know or suspect want the union here, and as long as union brothers and sisters are going to non-union FAC's they will be targeted by management and the scabs.
Upper management doesn't have anywhere to run to like they did when they closed CF. So doing this is not going to close the doors. Do not fall for the lies. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and management doesn't want to relinquish the power they have.
Remember change comes to two ways EVOLUTION and REVOLUTION! Conway has done nothing but DEVOLVE in the last 10 years...It is time for the revolution to begin!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations Brothers For Making This Union Happen, Together We Stand. Brother's And Sisters From Other Terminals Don't Fall For The Company Lies Talking About The Union. Know The Facts... If LLA Can Do It So Can Other Terminals, They Are Talking About Laredo Every Where This Is The Time To For A Union. They Are Being Distracted...Take Charge And Talk To Other Employees On Forming A Union. You Are Not Together BrotherHood ���� Within Time Most Of All Conway Will Be Union. We Need For You Brothers & Sisters To Spread The Word. Yes We Can Win. Teamsters All The Way. Time For A New Change, Help Conway To Win!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have nothing against the unions, but I am curious. What does it mean for the FOS?? I am one at a service center, and unlike most of management I do have a lot of respect for the DSRs and Dockworkers I work with. If it makes it's way to my terminal what would that mean for me?? Does the union do anything for supervisors or just for Drivers, DWs, etc???

Anonymous said...

Why name who???? Didn't kill it . .

Anonymous said...

Union should come to XWO Worcester, MA. Management sucks there. 12 drivers quit in 3 months..why? cause of favoritism. Senior guys getting 3-4 hours of OT a day and junior guys couldn't even get their 40 hours a week. Now their struggling to even get their freight out because they don't have enough drivers. It's a small terminal but would defiantly be a easy win

Anonymous said...

You work at a service center not a terminal u r not union yet

Anonymous said...

Calling all con-way drivers !!!! If u ever had a taste of inbound then a sag or attp del: kiss it good bye or work 6 hrs and no need for u on dock! We got 30 guy who can damage, miss load and dock frt for 1/2 the wage. Remember part time who wrk 50hrs a week. YOU ARE GOING TO WORK 32 HRS WAKE UP DRIVER!Zzz WE ALL NEED A CHANGE.., THE ONLY PROBLEM WE THE CON-WAY DRIVER R NOT IN THE 5YR PLAN WITH CON-WAY PLAN. SO THINK HARD LISTEN TO INER SELF

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that all the union wants isConway and Fed ex freight to help fund their dying pension plan

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately as far as your wages and benefits go probably nothing. Management anywhere historically are non-union. I will tell you this though, you will see a better attitude and a boost of moral from us dsr's and fulltime dockworkers. We will be treated with more respect by the corporation in return making your job much easier and less stressful

Anonymous said...

Teamsters would help across the board. FOS you would have a career that does not consist of writing drivers up at the mercy of others. Pension, better benefits and pay.

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION BROTHER & Sisters Of Conway: This is what we need here, a union that does not play games and will represent us fairly. We must unite, let our voice be heard."UNITED WE STAND, UNITED THEY WILL FALL." Spread The Word With Employees To Form A Union. Change Conway To Win. LLA Did It So Can Other Terminals...Join Us. BrotherHood.

Anonymous said...

We need to work on some Midwest state's...xin xcn xco xsl let's get on-board

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't complain if I stayed the same pay, granted I'd never complain about getting more. I just wouldn't want to loose anything really, wasn't sure if I would be better off jumping ship if the time comes or stick with it.

Anonymous said...

Hey well if paying 10 to 15 dlrs a week for having the peace of mind of having a work place where I don't have to worry about harassment or favoritism, plus my voice as well as other hard working coworkers voices to be heard in what we want and need then I will very happily pay no problemo.

Anonymous said...

ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING NEGATIVE TOWARD THE UNION ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST STARTED OR HAVE A FEW YEARS UNDER THEIR BELT. ASK ANY VETERAN WITH 20+ YEARS WITH CONWAY WHERE IS HIS BENEFITS, PENSION, SICK DAYS, VACATION DAYS.

Anonymous said...

"UP THE UNION! UP THE UNION!" Sing it loud and sing it proud!!

Congrats from NMF.

Bring the ballots over to Miami...
I'm certain it will be a unanimous vote. No pension in a freight company?? Disgusting. Sickening. Having to work 10 hours just to get over time? Disheartnening. Moral decreases per day. Favoritism is key in this place in order to pay your bills. Coked out supervisors with very little social skills and upper management tossing the ball back and forth cause they haven't the slightest clue as to how to be responsible for their actions, or rather INACTIONS.

Bring forth the UNION...These workers deserve better.

Congrats yet again!

Anonymous said...

Yes all this guys that are negative against the union they are afraid of losing their jobs but what they don't know is that without the union they can fire u any day any time and for anything .with the union you will have someone that will get you're back. Don't be afraid give you're selfs.a chance .I'm a driver for Conway and for my experience im tire of them changing thier own rules every time they want.they always said that they care for us I don't think so they cut hours of work little by little if they would care for us they will see that with cuting hours we won't be able to provide for our families.

Anonymous said...

Even if it was true we are just tired of all the b.s.. CLOSE IT DOWN! ! fos's and some fom's will go down with us. It is what it is. THEY'LL FIGURE IT OUT!! Mela pelan. Vote yes with no stress.

Anonymous said...

Brothers and sisters of Conway freight did you watch the YouTube video (threatening workers)? The manager of Laredo is telling the employees exactly the same words. Don't you think it's a coincidence?

Anonymous said...

http://www.pennyanexpress.com/images/stories/PYEHistory(41).gif This terminal manager Dos not no company history.Yes they shut down PYX aka CEX they had CCX to take over territory. 2014 Con-way freight 1 company they don't have back up company. If we all go union what they're gonna do shut down all of Con-Way Freight I don't think so!

Anonymous said...

Well it sure as hell wasnt the employees fault CF shut down. It's called bad MANAGEMENT.

Anonymous said...

Union buster on blog. The white collar are still trying to put out the fire because after Laredo's win they do not want other states to do the same. So they are going to try with the little chance they have to stop people from organizing. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Other states need to move! California has taken a step but what about the rest? You guys talk a lot now it's time to use your voices to organize, come together! If they don't feed you,clothe you,nor maintain you! Why worry about other co-workers. It only takes a few to make changes happen. Comment made when owners came to laredo, tx :"the only regret i have is not showing video in spanish" - this Was in reference to a video about terminals that had closed back when like a long time ago..... Imagine that throwing the racial card are we? But those Spanish speaking drivers sure showed them by check yes! Not because cultural difference are seen does that make anyone idiots. Keep the ball rolling organize in your terminal /state by state.

Anonymous said...

300LB POS manager ,conway is making money hand over foot if you think they are going to start closing terminals to bust a union think again.

Truck Driver said...

VICTORY! Now let's finish the job. Spread the word to all employees to view the face book page "Con-Way Freight Union YES".

Anonymous said...

Mr fos who says you are not against the union, be extremely careful that your superiors do not know that or you will be looking for a new job.

Anonymous said...

I worked at Conway for27yrs retired getting a measly 900 a month pension worked my ass off for this company and all they did was lie and fuck us all over 27yrs ago they told us we would not get 3000 a month pension but we would be close 900 a month is not close we should have joined the union years ago because we all came from teamster companys back then hope these younger guys wise up if they close down theirs other jobs they should close for all they lied about

Anonymous said...

Fuck teamsters lazy ass working cry babies with no education

ulx driver said...

paul styers from ulx is calling teamasters lazy workers,cry babies with no education" mr. three in one"
the man who had three accidents in one week,conway wants to talk about integrity paul styers is a good example of conway's integrity = a liar,a corrupt man , a hypocrite and a racist

Anonymous said...

Dallas teamsters are pulling for ya'll !

Anonymous said...

We are ready at ulb if you need any info talk to homie's aka mr compton about the voting we need to stand up no more bullshit from these fos's and tm's

Anonymous said...

We are ready at ulb if you need any info talk to homie's aka mr compton about the voting we need to stand up no more bullshit from these fos's and tm's

Anonymous said...

Chingen asu madre los managers d conway trabaje en ulb ojalas que saquen al terric y al david organisence brother conway no respeta teamster babyyy ulb in the house .

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me if health benefits would still be through the employers, or do the teamsters offer any type of health care if Conway were to go union

Anonymous said...

Ánimo raza. Toda la campaña de los H R en laredo se basó en pura intimidación y miedo para votar en contra de la unión, pero ellos nos creen unos ignorantes y no saben que uno se informó e investigo y descubrió todas las mentiras que ellos dicen.. No tengan miedo adelante mis guerreros de California, en laredo al terminal manager lo confrontamos diciéndole que perdieron por mugrosos y mentirosos, aún con trampa les ganamos, y el Manager reconoció y admitió que toda la campaña era mentira y sólo recibieron instrucciones de los abogados.. Así que ya saben, todo lo que les digan son mentiras o verdades a medias..
El video que traen es pura mentira, además la compañía no es la misma de hace 26 años, ni la unión tampoco, y ni las leyes son las mismas. El tiempo nos favorece estamos en diferente escenario.. Ahora o nunca.. Adelante mis brothers.... Atte. DSR de laredo

LLA Driver said...

Laredo Texas Driver Says:
Brothers and sisters of Conway we did this thinking of our families. I make $22.93/hr. it doesn't matter if I make $25.00 or $26.00 an hour without a contract, if I know that sooner or later Conway can fire me with any excuse.
Brothers and sisters of Conway the day, after tomorrow when you wake up to go to work look for a moment at your husband/wife and your children and think what the future holds for them. This is one thing Conway can't buy (YOUR FAMILY)!

Anonymous said...

JUST DROP A TRAILER OUTSIDE THE GATE.. AND U ARE DONE AT CONWAY DON'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE 1 YEAR OR 20 YEAR YOU WILL GET FIRED.. IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THIS BAD POLICY THAT CONWAY HAS... VOTE FOR UNION LET'S GO FLORIDA VOTE

Anonymous said...

What about us guys in the shop especially xco? We have these no-nothing ops and lean guys taking over that won't listen to us and they tell us we're going to be handed off to Ryder which has already started. We need the teamsters help in the shops NOW! We have lost all of our good leadership and we are spinning out of control. HELP!!!!

Anonymous said...

All states voting be aware that your votes are confidential. Don't let scare tactics prevent you from having your voice heard. It's your right as employees.

Anonymous said...

All the top management went to college together they are a colt.

Anonymous said...

THE SOLUTION FOR THIS IS THE UNION.. MIAMI IS ON THE WAY WE WILL BE TEAMSTERS...

Anonymous said...

Higher ups are going around to terminals trying to persuade you to not vote yes. Don't let the anti-union busters change what you think is right. You know as employees how you have been treated, disrespected in the past. Honestly ask yourself, have I been treated fairly over the past few years prior to this? Why are all of these guys showing concern now? Why are they all being nice since the union started? It's clear they want to please you temporarily until all of this stops. Then at the end of the day it will go back to the old ways. EMPLOYEES USE YOUR BRAINS WHEN THE TIME COMES. We are going to retire making 900 a month after 25 years. Who can afford this. Let's go for what we should have got years ago.

Anonymous said...

After all the talk and promises are done , they will turn around and do the same shit again, don't let management influence you

Driver said...

Don't trustcon-way.com

Anonymous said...

Believe believe believe NO TURNING BACK .

Anonymous said...

North Carolina will vote yes hellyea!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's do it and not publish until we succeed . Get-R-Done

Anonymous said...

Lencho is a anti union from ula.. just got hired already kissing ass . Watch what u say around him

Anonymous said...

Lencho is a brown no ser from ula. Said he will do anything to go against it

Anonymous said...

No more threats from wack ass fos who like to threaten us because they don't like us. Or because we don't kiss ass.. no more special treatment for the lazy Workers at ula who kiss ass so they can sit on there fork lifts.. ula is full of brown nosers kissing ass to tim and Sean..

Anonymous said...

Pat at USB better watch out he might disappear WE ARE TAKING OVER NOW UNION YES

Anonymous said...

When this fails to pass at ULA haha a lot of workers will be fired

Anonymous said...

Ok looser

Anonymous said...

Stfu lencho Corbell blk jj. Putos

Anonymous said...

Before they fire workers they will fire supervisors for them 5 finger discount on them j's

Anonymous said...

From Miami,fl come on California. Vote yes for union representation we need more terminal to be come union

Anonymous said...

Teamcare insurance through central states who conway would pay to handle insurance and pension

Anonymous said...

Hope u are one of those that gone to be fired.

Anonymous said...

If I get fired I'm bringing out my videos of all the stuff I've caught the supervisors doing wrong in the last 3 years. Give a fuck!!!!! Witnesses and all....

Anonymous said...

Jajajajaja, LAREDO BONITO Y HUEVUDO SI SE PUDO Y CALIFAS TAMBIEN, VAMOS MI CALI VOTE YES, FOR OURS FUTURE

Anonymous said...

Miami we need your vote

Anonymous said...

Ltu come don't be spineless and a coward show conway that we have had enough vote yes teamsters

Anonymous said...

All Ltu drivers want to do is stand in the break room and bitch about how things are run there mainly the senior day time drivers come in grow some nuts lets get this done, vote teamsters

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE WAY DRIVERS ARE TALKING IT TO THE LEVEL, YES WE CAN , WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS !!!!!! LETS ALL GO UNION !!!!!

Anonymous said...

LTU VOTE YES FOR UNION.....

Anonymous said...

Con-way is not the company it was back during the early 90's and early 2000. After 911 the company used the recession to take advantage of its employees first with no pay raises, then charging for health insurance, took away pensions, added 401k, but then stopped matching it, pushed harder employees harder and harder, both drivers, supervisors, dock workers and customer service reps. Everyone turned into a number instead of a team member. What was a big family, became a big corporation. Its no shock that its turning union. Upper management, directors, investors, basically pushed the remaining employees into one. It sickens me to see how much money the "big dogs" make and how much employees have sacrificed. What a shame that upper management out of greed has destroyed this company... I hope each hard working employee starts to get what they are deserved... Good luck...

Anonymous said...

Every f@@king co@@sucker manager, you know who you are, F##KING HAS-BEENS, in the fuckin NMF terminal will get what's coming to them. And when they do, we the workers will be laughing at you. Conway....FUCKING JOKE!! This company is the laughingstock of the trucking industry. I look forward to pissing on your grave the day this company goes under...shit! Piss on the grave of all the f##king "managers" & "supervisors"".

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you had to be an asshole to work for conway freight. obviously that's what they want or all they can get. maybe I will be called one also for calling them out, but that's the way the world is. maybe the union will change it. conway sucks