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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.


55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep your head up Laredo. Wait until the NLRB get ahold of this. I got a feeling it's not going to be a pretty sight with these threats.

Anonymous said...

This Turkey doesn't even know what he's talking about. It makes me upset to see this, just a bunch of nonsense. We have negative pto because the company took away are vacation time just like that. We as employees had no say in this. They took 5 weeks from me at that time. Conway gave me 3 days back to start off with, what kind of shit is that. Its hard to catch up unless I save the whole year worth of time to be positive again. Be strong vote yes ULA, UFV, ULX. LET'S HAVE A SAY THIS TIME!

Anonymous said...

Give increase January 2015, but it's gonna mess up cost of living for 2015 and years to come. Insurance increase 624.00 per year. My vote still yes

Anonymous said...

we were told today that we would also be getting a pay raise in Jan. for the ones that have been there a few years about a dollar an hour, People now will make top scale in three years rather than 5 Along with the trucks being turned up to 65 mph.

Ive also watched the video, what a bunch of crap... my vote is and will be YES



Anonymous said...

What does it say about a company's integrity when the only way to get them to open their wallets is to threaten them with organization. Lemmy's video was quite hilarious for me. Is that guy a robot? I swear to god he did not blink or move through the whole thing. Maybe he still got some shit in his pants and don't want it running down his leg. Too little too late. Stay strong and firm brothers and sisters. Vote yes when your time comes.

Anonymous said...

My vote is no for sale!! DSR'S we're gonna pay for this in the long run. They only gave us a raise because the teamsters are nocking at the door.

Anonymous said...

And if we let conway bribe us and the teamsters say go away and never call again, guess what you guessed it, raise that we haven't got yet gone, just close your eyes the nightmare has yet to begin.

Anonymous said...

TAKE EVERYTHING THEY GIVE YOU VERBALLY AGREED TO ANYTHING CONWAY TELLS YOU, BUT DONT SIGN ANYTHING THAT CONWAY GIVES TO SIGN, AND IF PRESSURE BY CONWAY MANAGEMENT FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE NRLB.GOV AND let YOUR TEAMSTER ORGANIZER KNOW WHATS HAPPENED, BRACE FOR SICOLOGICAL WARFARE, THATS ALL THEY GOT, AND IF MANAGEMENT SO MUCH PUT A HAND ON YOU CALL 911 POLICE!! VOTE UNION YES!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, what a joke. This raise does not even cover the increase in health insurance. Plus, I am not counting on it. The only reason why they did not put it into effect is because they wanted to buy time to see how the union talk is going to play out. They STILL did not address the core issues.

Anonymous said...

THAT'S WRIGHT THEY ARE DOING THIS TO TRY TO BUY YOU . DON'T BE FOOLED BY THIS MANIPULATORS YEAH EAT IN JANUARY AND STARVE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. VOTE YESSSSS

Anonymous said...

From MIAMI,FL UPDATE MONDAY MEETING NEW PAY RAISE MIAMI IS GETTING $25.41 no changes on benefits.... Will take it but we will vote for union representation anyway.. 95% of driver will vote for the union

Anonymous said...

Two top plan are going up 3.00 per week.

Anonymous said...

YES WE WILL

Anonymous said...

DRIVERS ARE NOT FOR SALE! 3 dollars???

Anonymous said...

For those who think this good enjoy it is probably gonna be a long long time before you see another raise. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CONTRACT YOU HAVE NOTHING! DON'T SELL YOUR FAMILY'S FUTURE FOR FOR A DOLLAR TODAY.

Anonymous said...

15 year in conway am not for the union but seems conway keeps lieing and lieing i told our manager is the rasie becouse the union he said no what bullshit just say the truth for once he said it was in the 3 year plan they had well we are grown men here we know whats going on if they could they would fire every one they could onece this company was good but greead got to them and part off the problem was management and what happend there still there if the dsrs and dock works looked for help going to the union i cant blem them there voice was never heard i told them human resours about the problems and went in one ear and out the othere so shame on them and laredo boys keep strong and hold your ground i know you did the right thing

LLA DRIVER said...

MI WIFE AND MY CHILDREN ARE NOT WORTH $1.84. IF YOU DRIVER THINK YOUR FAMILY IS WORTH A $1.00. THEN YOU "DRIVER" YOU ARE WORTH LESS THAN YOUR "FAMILY"!

Anonymous said...

Union definitely has my vote..Yes. Why they wanna all of a sudden try to buy us.These raises are long overdue, I will take it,at the same time think about the future. If you say no, the company will go back to its usual bullshit. Conway has all the negative in the world to say about the union. They scared now because they know everyone will vote the union in.

Anonymous said...

The video was comical. Just like a little kid with the Oh Guess What I Have A Couple More Suprises for You! LoL! Not gonna change my vote Greg! Brothers and sisters thank a Veteran for your Freedom and thank Laredo for your Raise! Yea C'Mon! The whole company hasn't gone union yet and we are already winning. Thanks Laredo brothers and sisters and thank you Teamsters.

Anonymous said...

tTED GARCIA WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE TOWN YOUR A JOKE U LET ALL YOUR CLOWNS DO WHAT EVER THEY WANTED AND WHAT DID U SAY I WAS NOT AWARE OF THAT U NEVR KNOW JACK SHIT YOU WALK WHITH YOUR HEAD LOOKING DOWN TO THE FLOOR ALL TIME THE ANSWER IS NOT THERE U DONT LEAVE BECOUSE THEY KNOW U MADE HISTORY FOR BEING THE STUIPED MANGER .AND IF U LOOK FOR A JOB DONT PUT U WORKED IN LAREDO AT CONWAY FRT BECOUSE THEY WILL SAY WE WILL CALL YOU .YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.YOUR NOT GETING THE JOB.AND DONT FORGET WE ARE UNION IN LAREDO.

Anonymous said...

That SOB Talking is Ted Garcia. The SCM Thanks to Him. We are very unhappy. First He promoted the Biggest A-hole to FOM. that was Joe Carrillo. He also has his ass kissing DSR's That don't do shit but get more hours then the one busting our ass. The Biggest ass kisser was the Guy Talking shit about the union standing in the stairs. His name is Hector Diaz. Yeah his happy without union because he does Shit all day. but still manage to get His 10-12 hours a day. Same goes for Humberto Ramirez, Brian Niño, Toribio Cantu, And the biggest of them all Toribio Figueroa. This Last Two don't do NOTHING. But somehow manage to get at least 10 hours a day. So I'm with the union now and always. And screwed it. I go picketing. anyway if the union don't come in. Them I will go work somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Wow he doesn't know if the union has dock workers well HELLO they voted too! Yes you dumb dumb ! Drivers and dock workers are the overdrive of the company and yet we get paid less then a CSR now that is a boat load of shit! they don't work in shity conditions like we do yes the drivers have it worse but the dock workers deal with it too and the safety policy wow that sure doesn't affect the office oh and add that now we are adding motor moves per hour on top of being safe because safety is out number 1 core value! I'm as a dock worker am fed up with it! We all need to do something stand strong stand together because when it comes to it we are all a number ! The lies the misleading the hypocrisy ! It's coming to a end they spend how much on company cars insurance and free gas a month let's do the math 1 lease let's say 200 a month at 12 months 2400. OK add insurance let's be nice 30 bucks a month at 12 months that's 360. Plus gas at the prices they are right now let's just say 3000 a year for one car how many does our company have? Yes a load of them I understand a few but damn near 400 of them ? Really I'm sure we have more but like I said I'm being nice now let's talk bonus lmfao does any one know how much our CEO makes a year after his bonus ???? Let's just say the dam guy made it to FORBES ! So he is close to 4 million a year ! That's just him! Really when his contract with Conway If I'm not crazy is about 700.000 yes 7 hundred thousand. Look into it people I have. Like they say get educated !

Anonymous said...

Trying to buy you off, think how much you will be saving whem you have conway pay for your medical&retirement? ?

Anonymous said...

This is the worst direct persuasion meeting I have ever seen. Did the guy present one fact why the employees should not go union? NO...just put you questions in the box..he must have said that a dozen times...So he can take your questions that he cant answer back to the lawyer or cruz and get your answer...Ask the question Why Don't You Want A Union.. Guess what you wont get the truth.. The truth is because the company is worried about their pocket book not yours...but you wont hear that...

Anonymous said...

This company use to be a company to be proud to work for. Everybody wanted to work here cause they took care of their employees. Now they're like every other company. fuck everybody but me is their moto

Anonymous said...

If Conway promises us a raise in Jan.2015, do you trust them to follow thru with it??? They are not giving you anything that they didn't take from you two years ago. Questions???? Here is how it played out. Remember your health care deductables went up to 4000 per person. There you have it. They just put us in a higher deduct able two years ago to save them on the benefits expenses say to the tune of 2$ per employee per hour and pocketed the savings. Then blamed it on OBama care.lol There are two wages a company gives you hourly and benefit wages. They robbed from our benefit wages and now tell us the hourly wages will increase in Jan. The national average for health care deductables is 1500 per year. What is your deductibles? Does your pay raise even cover it? You be the judge. Just know what Conway has done before you decide.

Anonymous said...

Omg i ain't believun that conway just got away with giving the largest raise in the history of conway, i thought bribing during a campaign was iliigal, if this was havn to do with politics someone is a goin to the prison bribin is again tge law weres i coma from.

Anonymous said...

Okay so We at LLA vote for Union. So what's next? When will negotiations start? Because no nobody saying nothing or at least not openly.

Anonymous said...

It is against the law . Labor board will get hold to it.

Anonymous said...

Sales team hasn't had a raise in the 5 years I've been here

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that maintenance as been left out of the equation. We don't get a raise, we don't get overtime, we pay for our own tools with a tool allowance that covers a wrench a quarter. we are expected to turn equipment in the matter of hours no matter what the job is. We have timed jobs that are not enforced you get scolded for working to fast on timed jobs as well as to slow. We have to work at the Conway pace. There is no benefit for having the knowledge to properly fix equipment. Nor, is there repercussions for equipment failure after it leaves the shop. Operations is taking over maintenance positions when it takes a maintenance back round in order answer questions that technicians have. We are the redheaded step child that is always forgotten about.

Anonymous said...

We had a union meting we invite all the shop guys only 1 shop guy came to the meeting the union would bargain for all .DSR, SHOP,DOCK, ALL PER HOUR EMPLOYEES.

Anonymous said...

They don't want a union because they will no longer be able to make you work past your lunch, They will have to treat you with respect, they will no longer be able to make you take overweight trls, when you have a problem they while not be able to ignore you, they say that the union is not flexible to work with conway but it's all bull. Now they go around telling employees they trust that if the vote does not pass they will fire employees that are pro union, it goes to show the snakes they have managing ula. Lying to us straight in the face. If and when you get the permission to fire us ULA management go right ahead your wrinkled gray shirts wearing fake tatto gangsters don't scare anybody. This is the reason you managers get no respect at ula. Everybody talks not just one side

Anonymous said...

CON ANY WAY HAS JOIN THE FIGHT THEY TRUE WHAT THEY THINK IS A KNOCKOUT PUNCH AGAINST THE UNION. THAT'S WHY THE RAISE TAKES EFFECT IN JANUARY TO STOP THE MOMENTUM IN HOPE'S TO STOP MORE SERVICE CENTER'S FROM FILING WITH THE NLRB. CON ANY WAY IS GONNA PUNISH ALL SERVICE CENTER'S THAT FILE FROM NOW TILL JANUARY BY NOT GIVEN THOSE CENTER'S THEAR SO CALL RAISE. IF YOU DON'T THE BALLS TO FIGHT FOR WHAT'S RIGHT THEN GET READY FOR WHAT'S COMING AFTER JANUARY THEY'R GONNA BE CLEANING HOUSE! NO RESPECT NO OVERTIME SAME CRAPPIE BENEFITS NO PENSION. ALL FOR A 2 DOLLAR RAISE I DON'T THINK SO NO GOING BACK NOW THEY CAN KEEP THEAR 2 DOLLAR RAISE. IF THEY WIN WE ALL LOSE

Anonymous said...

http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20140930-con-way-freight-to-boost-driver-wages-early-next-year/

Con-way Freight to boost driver wages early next year; first big nonunion LTL trucker to act

Today's announcement comes two weeks after a little more than 100 employees at Con-way Freight's service center in Laredo, Texas, voted for union representation by the Teamsters, the first union shop in the company's 31-year history. In addition, the Teamsters will hold representation elections on Oct. 23 at Con-way Freight terminals in Los Angeles, Santa Fe Springs, and Pacoima, Calif., which comprise the unit's footprint in greater Los Angeles. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the federal law governing labor relations in the trucking industry, requires that organizing be done on a terminal-by-terminal basis. Con-way Freight has 273 terminals across the United States.

It is illegal to offer wage increases as a way of influencing a union vote. However, with one terminal in the union fold and three more, including stations in the country's second-largest population center, considering similar moves, it may not be surprising that the company would take steps to keep its work force happy. "Laredo got their attention," said Benjamin J. Hartford, analyst at the investment firm Robert W. Baird & Co.

Con-way makes no secret of its anti-union position. It expressed disappointment with the vote in Laredo, and today issued a statement on the upcoming votes in California that said, "We continue to believe that our employees do not need union representation and that we can best meet their needs and the needs of our customers through a direct working relationship with our employees, without the interference of a union."

Anonymous said...

So true come January the rat's are gonna come out of the wood work.

Anonymous said...

Great plan. Drivers unhappy, which is the largest employee group, so drivers sign cards and petition for a union vote. They have looked at pay for 8 years for all employee groups...but only give a january raise to drivers...now all the dockworkers, mechanics, csr, wi,supervisors, etc have been alienated. Kinda new here, do u usually get 2 raises announced within a cpl months? I hear them talk about Team, but why a raise for jus one group o the team?

Anonymous said...

Dam we gonna make &27.10 at USB in January that's crazy lol

Anonymous said...

And gonna be at 40 hr all the time cause of lean

Anonymous said...

Good for you. We got a .79 raise and lost 2 percent from 2 years ago. Oh yea we got a whopping .48 raise back in June

Anonymous said...

Ya but they were will get it back when they raise your medical Again next year. !!

Anonymous said...

Question

Who is all included in the vote
I understand it is drivers and dock workers.
I have hear rumor it also includes csr's and fos's is there any truth to that.
Also a lot of people are saying there would be a large initiation fee, and dues on a monthly basis are high if the union is voted in,
Can anyone clarify any of this for me, just for the record
thanks a hopeful teamster

Anonymous said...

only full time hourly will be voting. monthly union dues are two and a half times your hourly pay, for instance if your pay is at $20 an hour your monthly dues are $50.00. a very small price to pay they have your voice heard without fear of losing your job

Anonymous said...

union dues are also tax deductible

Anonymous said...

Only dock workers, drivers and IP are allowed to vote. Dues generally run 57.00 per month and no initiation fees. No fees until the contract is negotiated upon.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that

Anonymous said...

22 DAYS TIL VOTING DAY

Anonymous said...

Us going union was never about the pay it was about medical pension respect them making their own rules not following jsp turning us into purchase trailer freight invasion of are privacy no job security and so on 2 dollars a hour isnt buying my vote go usb

Anonymous said...

You guys know that those $2.00 rise for jan 4 is not guaranteed .. don't trust CONWAY management ,,, vote for union representation

Anonymous said...

$27 an hour, high health care costs, no respect, watching your freight being ran by outside carriers! How much are u really making?

Anonymous said...

Union's gonna wave initiation fee your monthly dues are based on your hourly pay rate two and a half time's your hourly pay rate. If you're a hourly employee and get paid by con way you vote driver, dock, office, shop, if you're a salary employee like a fos you don't vote.

Anonymous said...

Midwest is brewing!!!

Anonymous said...

WTG !

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlbfpzC_-I0&feature=player_embedded

Anonymous said...

From MIAMI ,FL GOOD TO HEAR THAT MIDWEST GET ORGANIZE... FLORIDA , CALIFORNIA , TEXAS, ARE ON BOAR ALREADY WE NEED MORE TERMINAL