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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Buffalo, New York filed petition

Teamsters local 449 have filed a petition to organize Conway freight employees at buffalo, New York 
http://nlrb.gov/case/03-RC-140538


45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doug Stotlar believes we don't need a third party between us and him. He likes holding all the cards, having all the power and control. When Conway does well he buys a new yacht or a private island. But he does spread the wealth with us too. I had pizza three times this year! Pizza is all I need to make me happy, after all I am just a stupid fucking truck driver. Maybe if we do really well Doug could take us all to Chucky Cheese! Come on you stupid fucker I ain't a 5 year old. I am a man and I have a family to provide for. If god forgive I get killed at work, you gonna bring pizza to the funeral? Point is. We are NOT idiots! We know the ONLY reason you promised another raise and changed the safety policy is because of the Union activity going on around the country. We know you have spent millions of company profit on third party union busters. Bet you signed a contract with them didn't you! We have one of these assholes parading around in Orlando. He goes by "Consultant" rather than buster. He is our new best friend. He brings donuts, he urges us to vent out our frustrations about the company, because he will listen and take our concerns straight to Greg and Doug's desk. Yeah fucking right! This guy don't give a Fuck about us! He is getting paid a shitload to persuade us to not vote Union. Send this fucker home Doug! You are wasting our profits.

Guys don't be tricked into voting the wrong way. All of these changes for the better are not being given to us because Conway cares about us. They are happening because we are being bribed to vote against the Union. If we fail, all of these things will be taken back by management eventually, only to get worse as time rolls on. In the last one and a half years, this is the third safety policy we have had. Proof that they change the rules whenever they see fit.

We need a contract! I need job security so I can provide for my wife and kids. I don't want to go to work at any given day, and get fired for running over a sprinkler head.

XNH. We are counting on you. We are supporting you. VOTE YES for our families.

Give me Union or give me death!!

NOF-DSR

Anonymous said...

Well said brother chicago is with you vote yes

laredo teamster said...

Am so happy for those guys over there Laredo TX has your back brothers vote yes all the way we wont stop until all Conway is union so keep on spending money on union buster's and spend it on better healthcare and a pension on Mondays meeting there was not a word off penison or healthcare why because your greed well carma is a bitch vote yes guys the time is now or never

Anonymous said...

Amen vote yes

Anonymous said...

It's about authority and control. Conway doesn't want us to have a voice or a vote.At the end of the day they will decide what's best for you. They'll pretend that they're listening to you and care with their surveys and suggestion boxes, also their V V T. hand-picked ass kissers that are not elected, but selected by the other Kool-Aid drinkers in the group.
Nothing but smoke and mirrors. Conway makes the final decisions. We are nothing more ignorant truck drivers to these people,that they would love to replace with real cheap labor if they could. (which they are doing )
They will let you make one decision… and that is, to leave, if you don't like it here.
Those that are on the fence, keep telling yourself it's ok ..just go along to get along. Any changes or "enhancements"they're making now is just to quiet the union movement. They'll change it all back to benefit them…AT WILL
Don't be fooled!
Stop the madness..
Get a contract. Teamster Power

Anonymous said...

Once teamsters in Conway now their not stopping one by one getting them all Greg best to start negothion now employees out number the management were pissed off now your going down taken back OUR COMPANY UNION YES

Anonymous said...

Remember you can't be fired striking for a labor contract it's illegal it's also illegal to outsource our work the government will step in and remove scabs. They can fire and replace you for a general strike but not when striking for contract negotiating that's against the law.

Anonymous said...

Yeah it's on now get a victory UNION YES

Anonymous said...

Ditto again on the well said, the key word is bribery, when everything is surrpressed, it will go back to the way it was, and every conway worker will be sleeping with another Nichole.

Anonymous said...

I really do not know where to start with Con-Ways new disinformation web site, con-wayfreightfacts.com/. There is just so much rhetoric to address, so I will start with the home page and work my way from there.

From the home page http://con-wayfreightfacts.com/
"Unions are facing unprecedented drops in membership and are actively recruiting new members through campaigns targeting companies like ours."

From the LA Times http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-are-unions-necessary-20140304-story.html#page=1
""We can match the decline of unions quite closely to one particularly union-hostile federal law: the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. Taft-Hartley placed draconian restrictions on union activities, including picketing and strikes, and gave the green light to state right-to-work laws that barred union shops."

And furthermore the Teamsters DID NOT target Con-Way. The Teamsters DID NOT come to us, WE WENT TO THEM!

Because of the "draconian" way Con-Way is run. You speak of "The open door policy" you host "Town Hall" meetings, you listen to our grievances and concerns, and do nothing about them. We want AFFORDABLE, UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED medical, a PENSION (I for one DO NOT want to be a greeter at Wal-Mart when I am 80, nor pushing a mop at McDonalds). We want a CONTRACT, you have one Mr. Lehmkuhl, you are guaranteed your pay and benefits, why do you try to deny us the same consideration you have, our families are just as important to us as yours is to you!

"We respect the right Con-way Freight employees have to consider unionization, but believe we offer a better alternative to union representation. Our professional drivers earn competitive pay and benefits – in many cases higher than their counterparts at union companies – and don’t have to pay the dues required to belong to a union."

If you respected our right to organize, we would not be listening to managers and union busters puke their lies to us. There wouldn't be lawyers and union busters at ULX attempting to coerce drivers to say that they were harassed or intimidated during the campaign.
Your alternative to union representation is to continue to reach into our pockets every time the company needs cash. I wonder what the thought process was a few months ago in Ann Arbor..."HMMMM.. lets give them a raise and then raise the medical deductible a few thousand dollars, OK! Sounds good to me!, lets hop in our company car use company fuel and go have lunch on the corporate credit card"
Our pay is close to our counterparts, but no cigar. ABF, UPS and R&L are still higher, and any one under the YRC umbrella would be higher if they were not under an indefinite 15% cut back. And as for benefits, only thing I have to say here is I know people on welfare and their Medicaid is FAR BETTER then the crap we have!
as for "___ and don’t have to pay the dues required to belong to a union." Dues areas follows from Teamsters.org http://teamster.org/about/frequently-asked-questions-faq#faq06
" Teamsters Union dues are 2.5 times the hourly wage rate per month. For example, if you make $12 an hour, your dues would be $30 per month. However, if you make less than $11 an hour, then your dues rate is 2 times your hourly rate."

Do you see that Mr. Lehmkuhl PER MONTH! So as of 4-Jan-2015, we will be at an hourly rate of $25.41/hr so our dues will be $63.53 A MONTH, that's $762.36 A YEAR!
In 2014 I personally have had thousands of dollars in medical bills, not to mention prescriptions. I dare say union dues @ $63.53 A MONTH are a bargain when put side by side with Con-Ways medical (managed thru Cigna).

Anonymous said...

From Your Rights @ http://con-wayfreightfacts.com/employee-rights/

Decide for yourself whether or not to support a union".

Yes this is our correct. Con-Way makes minor decisions based on our input. The point system is excessively harsh, so you revamp it. The tractors should be turned up to 65 mph., and you turned them up. We want AFFORDABLE, UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED medical, a PENSION, and a CONTRACT, and you IGNOR us. You basically decided for us, as long as you make unilateral decisions that negatively affect us, as long as we have no voice as to the important things we want, there is no decision to make, VOTE UNION YES!

"Not take phone calls or reply to text messages from the union."

"Refuse to attend a union meeting or accept a union flyer."

Since it would be an unfair labor practice for Con-Way to render its anti union rhetoric to us in a phone call or a text, we are forced to sit through captive meetings, and one on one meetings with management. Answer this Mr. Lehmkuhl, why don't we have the right to not attend these meetings. After all what's good for the goose is good for the gander, if I have the RIGHT to ignore the union, I should have the RIGHT to ignore the company!


"Make every effort to keep your personal information private."

Where is my personal information going? Con-Way has my social security number, phone number, address, number of dependants, marital status and my drivers license number. If I chose to give all this information to Con-Way, because I wanted a job there, then I can likewise choose to give it all to the union because i want union representation!

"Get all of your questions answered and receive all the facts about unionization."

Very good point! Now, if we could trust you, our management teams, your hired union buster thugs and your new web site to answer these questions truthfully and factually, not with lies and half truths then I wouldn't have to flame your site with this riposte.

"Refuse to sign a union authorization card."

We also have the right TO SIGN a union authorization card. As signing these cards is a needed REQUIREMNT in order to get a union certification vote scheduled, per the Nation Labor relations Board, http://www.nlrb.gov/rights-we-protect/whats-law/employees/i-am-not-represented-union/your-right-form-union these cards are the imperative first step to get union representation, and have a voice in our futures and receive the benefits we DESERVE.

Anonymous said...

XBO has your backs NMF..LHG..UIV..XNH..VOTE YES.

Common XAB..XMI..XCO..XSY..XRC..XLF..XPB and everyone else in the region!

LETS LOCK IT DOWN!!

UNION YES!! HOOAH!!

Anonymous said...

And just remember guys the past two days over here NTP we have a group in training us on how to do BOOL's in teach the customer how to fill them out properly because of the fact that they are third-party billing outsourcing out to India so what are you think about that

Anonymous said...

Just remember CIGNA is insurance group that Conway hires and Conway chooses what policy they want to pay for the employee so of course it's going to be the cheapest one the one you have to pay more out of your pocket for the con because, he does not want to pay for you

Anonymous said...

Union dues would be cheaper than our insurance. And you know what comes with union dues. Medical insurance, pension, job security, and respect. Yeah its a no brainer

Anonymous said...

Union dues are a tax write off.But when you becone a member of a union you get ALOT of benefits.Im not just talking at work.But lower interest credit cards,Home loans,Insurances..and so on.Just need to find out for your selves what comes from being a teamster...But just remember that conway writes off most of its expenses So should we.THATS WHY UNION DUES ARE A TAX WRITE OFF AND AT THE END OF THE YEAR YOU GET MOST OF WHAT YOU PAID BUT IF YOU USE OTHER TEAMSTER BENEFITS YOU ACTUALY IT equals out.LETS JOIN THE BROTHER AND SISTER HOOD AND TAKE CONTROL OF WHAT WE THE WORKERS HAVE WORKED FOR.

Anonymous said...

The more guys come in and try to persuade us with anti union bs, the more angry I get and the stronger my will gets for the union. Hopefully everyone else is feeling the same way and can see thru the non sense. They do third party billing now,they have third parties hauling our freight,they have third parties when its convenient for them but they don't want us to have a third party to negotiate a contract for us. Hmmmm. Sounds like integrity to me. They have slowly but surely taken everything away from us from what we use to have. Pension, ICP bonus, decent health care, vacation time, etc etc. They WILL keep taking more because they can unless we have a contract protecting us. They would give us ZERO health insurance if they could get away with it,and don't think there not thinking about it. When they figure out a way to get us to around 30 hrs a week they no longer have to offer us health insurance per the new Obama care law. That's where there headed. Don't be fooled. They will get there its not if but when. And all the ones that buy there and the busters bs will be kicking yourself in the ass when the Conway dictator tells you " thank you,thank you,thank you for not voting for the union! Now here's your reward.... 30 hrs a week and ZERO health insurance." May we all see through these intentional company lies and do the right thing for ourselves and families and vote yes for a union!

Anonymous said...

good job buffalo n.y. miami is with you,we will vote yes for union representation.

Anonymous said...

How do you post a pic on here

Administrator said...

E-mail it @ changeconwaytowin@Gmail.com

Anonymous said...

MAN I GET THIS, YOU ARE DEFINITELY ON POINT ON EVERYTHING YOU'VE SAID. PEOPLE ARE BEING OVERSHADOWED & MISLEAD CONCERNING THE REAL REASON BEHIND THE RAISE. YES IT'S TO KEEP THE CURRENT DRIVERS MOUTH SHUT. BUT IN THE UPCOMING YEAR DO YOU GUYS REALLY THINK THEY ARE GOING TO LET YOU GET MORE THAN 40 HOURS PER WEEK? THAT'S WHERE THE DRIVE CAM COMES INTO PLAY AND THE POINT SYSTEM. ONE BLOGGER HAS ALREADY TOLD US THEIR PLAN IS TO GET RID OF 900 DRIVERS. THEREFORE SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE WORK FORCE WILL HAVE A MAJORITY OF NEW CHEAPER DRIVERS. LINE-HAUL THIS GOES FOR YOU ALSO THIS IS WHAT CON ANY WAY YOU CAN THINK OF YOUR MANY YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE. YOU GUYS CAN SIT AROUND AND FEEL LIKE YOU'LL BE RETIRING SOON ANYWAY IF YOU WANT TO. CON-WAY CAN SET YOU OLDER GUYS UP JUST AS WELL. DON'T THINK YOUR EXEMPT FROM THEIR TRICKS AND AT THIS POINT THEY ARE DESPERATE AND NO EMPLOYEE IS SPECIAL TO THEM. WAKE UP AND SUPPORT YOU CON-WAY BROTHERS & SISTERS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE FOR EVERYONE. VOTE YES TO UNION!

Anonymous said...

I was sort of ambivalent about the UNION, but the more I think about it I am going too VOTE YES the first chance I get here in XDE. I am so sick of these suckup drivers who work on the "lean time" or those who think they know how to drive training other drivers. What a crock of shit. They are in these positions because they could not handle being a regular DSR with multiple stops and time constraints. Does the company even know how much animosity these people cause. To me lean is only a bunch of signs. How ridiculous!!!

Anonymous said...

HEY GREG NUMBSKULL KEEP SENDING THESE LYING ASS FUCK FACES TO TERMINALS TRYING TO DISSOLVE THE UNION MOVEMENT. ACTUALLY NUMBSKULL IT HAS THE OPPOSITE EFFECT AND WE LOVE IT WHEN THEY START THEIR ILLEGAL MEETINGS GETTING EVERYONE IN THE TERMINAL REAL PISSED OFF. AND THE HUMAN RESOURCE CATS YOU KNOW THE ONES WITH I DON'T KNOW HOW THE HELL THEY GOT THAT HIGH RANKING POSITION. ANYWAY KEEP SENDING IN. THE CLOWNS BECAUSE WE SEE RIGHT THROUGH THEM.

P.S. GREG NUMBSKULL YOU DO A GREAT JOB IN SENDING THE VERY BEST SPEAKERS, THEY MOTIVATE THE HELL OUT EVERYONE TO GO UNION GUYS YOU'RE MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE. THANK YOU GREG NUMBSKULL FOR THE EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFT.

Anonymous said...

DOUGIE FRESH, GREG NUMBSKULL & THE REST OF THE CON-WAY MAFIA WE ARE MOVING FORWARD. YES TO UNION ACCEPT IT BECAUSE IT IS WHAT IT IS. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT OH WELL YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN GO....

KARMA'S IS A BIT@H ..LET THIS BE A LESSON FOR THOSE MANAGERS WHO WANT TO BE LIKE DOUGIE FRESH & GREG NUMBSKULL!!! YES TO UNION!

Anonymous said...

Wait to see guys what Abe fecht our personnel supervisor said about us driver that are pro union he should not have a job but he is still working here at xau he just united us even more thanks Abe

Anonymous said...

To the XDE Driver. The same thing is going on here at XPN! They have also completely taken overtime away by over hiring drivers and dock workers. So all you south terminals fighting for time and a half there just taking the hours away! Just another reason why we need union!

Anonymous said...

2015 is going to be a good year. The biggest news is yet to come. Be proud my brothers and sisters, be proud.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know the results in XNH ??

Anonymous said...

Yup same thing here same thing everywhere. They've hired so many fukin driver and dock workers that if u get 40 hours ur lucky. Dock workers standing on dock not doing a thing when we get back from our runs but they have them there just so they can send us home without working on the dock for outbound. Use to get 60 hrs a week in summer and 45-50 in the winter. Now we get 40-45 in summer and 30-35 in winter. Dock workers making $13 an hour getting our time and they've hire so many drivers we use to have 12-20 stops a day depending on which run u got...now we get literally 4-5 stops a day. Every one milks it just to get there time....can u blame them?????? We could literally be done in 3-4 hrs but when we are they send us home so drivers try to get there time. Whata fukin joke. I used to like working hard and getting a bunch of stops off but now u can't. If u do u get sent home and make $400 a week. We can make that at Walmart or McDonald's without the risk of being a driver. This company has declared war on us the drivers. All to get more for themselves...if anyone thinks we Dont need a union u need ur head examined because if this isn't happening at ur barn yet just wait cause it will. Along with eliminating line haul drivers and contracting out to sub service. No driver is immune city or line haul. They've declared war on us and our livelihood so as scarface said " we gonna war that's what were gonna do". Union yes my friends, union yes

Anonymous said...

Union yes

Anonymous said...

I sure hope the workers in Buffalo NY have more brains than the idiots in Manchester NH. But, I'm not counting on it!

Anonymous said...

US city drivers in tulsa are getting 50 plus hours a week, i think our linehaul driver's work the dock also not for ppositive sure but think i see them before on the dock, mabe they are just nosey to see what we do on the dock not sure , but anyway just say in

Anonymous said...

Hey guys and gals vote yes remember this isn't the old company when they can threaten that if the union comes in that they would close shop and change the company name and start the con all over again these lying mother fuckers will do everything to keep us down a union is a buss.it sells representation to worker against millionaires why would the union want to break that millionaire to the point were he has to close his store dosnt make buss.sence right so when they tell u that unions break company's there lying without the company being strong and healthy unions can not collect dues and without dues the are out of buss.remember Conway is to big to close shop and start a new name Wall Street won't allow them Wall Street will say sing a contract with the union and let's get on with buss.

Anonymous said...

How long before this petition gets withdrawn??

Anonymous said...

We have faith in you Buffalo! Disregard all this negative talk. Some of the posts on here in the last week are absolutely the company's union busters at work. They are spreading their negativity through us. Ignore it brothers and sisters, stay positive and focused. The Lord is on our side, He has already show us the path out of Conway's evil reign of tyranny, but He will not do the walking for us. Remember Satan's plan for us was to have no free will to choose, no voice to speak against him. Satan has been hard at work for hundreds of years in the corporate world, and he is Damn proud of his results up to this day. Conway is much like this. Do we have a choice for anything that we are instructed to do on a daily basis? Can we speak freely to management? Ask yourself this. Would Jesus want us to be united in a cause to help each other and ourselves, or would he want us to continue on the same path we are on, being unhappy, fearful all of the time of being fired. Last time I checked fear was Satan's favorite tool. Fear is Conway's #1 motivater! These Union busters or "consultants" as they like to be called are some of Satan's top shelf thugs. They make millions off of spreading fear! They feast off of hard working good people. They convince people to abandon choice and lay down to tyranny. The path we are on towards truth and unity will not be easy. We may have to sacrifice and endure temptations and challenges to get where we want to be. We can do it! I urge all of you everywhere to pray about what you should choose to do about your future and the future of your families and your fellow brothers and sisters. I guarantee, if you open your heart and ask in faith, the answer will hit you like a freight train. Much love to all of you! Be good to each other. Help those in need. Stay united in the light, and we will emerge from darkness and fear, victorious.

Anonymous said...

i am also at the XDE terminal, there are others fed up with the way things have been going the last few years! You are not alone! Get two r three trusted co-workers involved, tell them to do the same! We need a voice!

Anonymous said...

Was anyone here when Detter was here? That's when everyone was treated with respect. We were asked about problems we deal with everyday and they involved us in trying to fix them. Now a days Chett Richardson doesn't want anyone to think for themselves and just follow the model.

Everyone forgets we are the face of the company and when we deliver late or the freight is damaged the customer sees our face, not theirs! They want us to squeeze freight into every nook and cranny and then blame us for freight being damaged! Even when there are empty trailers leaving right besides us!

Anonymous said...

I THINK ONE OF THE PROBLEM WITH THIS NEW BREED OF CEO'S, DIRECTORS & MANAGEMENT IS THEY SEEM TO BE MISGUIDED WHAT INDUSTRY WE'RE IN. YES THEY KNOW IT'S FREIGHT BUT THEY SEEMED TO BE REALLY DISILLUSIONED, EXAMPLE THEY SPEND MILLIONS BUYING INTO ALL THESE CONCEPTS WITH THE ALPHA SIGMA, LEAN, WASTE PROGRAM, COLLECTING STATISTICAL DATA, CHARTS, RULES, & EVERY MORNING HAVING DRIVERS RECITE THE SAFETY RULES, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.. JUST HOOK, GET YOUR ROUTES DELIVER & PICKUP THE DAMN FREIGHT. WE'RE JUST PROGRAMMED ROBOTS. TOO MANY DEMANDS, THE CEO'S ONLY CARE ABOUT PROFITS ,THE SHAREHODERS, & THEIR FAT WALLETS. WHENEVER YOU ASK MANAGEMENT ANYTHING CONCERNING YOUR RIGHTS OR THEIR RULES THEY GET SO OFFENSIVE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOTHING TO TELL YOU BUT LIES AND THAT'S WHY THEY CONSTANTLY CHANGE THE RULES TO SUIT THEM. THEY ARE FLYING AROUND FROM TERMINAL TO TERMINAL WITH THE COOK OUTS, BUYING PIZZA, DOUGHNUTS, THANKS DOUG NUMBSKULL YOU ARE A REAL BIG SPENDER WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. CON-WAY DON'T WANT TO NEGOTIATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOO MUCH PRIDE! SO FOR THE TERMINALS WHO DON'T WANT A CHANGE AND DON'T EVEN WANT TO DISCUSS IT, I CAN'T EVEN FIND THE WORDS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT INDEPENDENT THINKERS,WORKING DAY END & OUT BEING SCARED, DON'T HAVE THE GUTS TO WANT TO IMPROVE & MAKE YOUR WORKING LIFE & FUTURE BETTER. YOU GUYS JUST KEEP ON EATING THE HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, DOUGHNUTS, AND DRINKING THE KOOL-AID, THE REST OF US WHO DO HAVE THE GUTS LET'S KEEP GOING STRONG WE ARE GETTING CLOSER EACH DAY AND WE WILL BE WORKING FOR A UNION COMPANY YES CON-WAY WILL BECOME UNION AND THE PIGGY BANK WILL BE BUSTED OPEN FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE TO ENJOY!

Anonymous said...

Thats Conway for you.Its not managements faults its always the slaves faults.They use that to get rid of slaves and have a high turn over so they can always change rules when ever they want.No protection for the slaves ,it will always be that way.

Anonymous said...

READ ALL ABOUT UNION NEWS.......
http://teamster.org

Anonymous said...

THIS GOES OUT TO THE GUY WHO MADE THE COMMENT ABOUT NEW BREED OF CEO'S.....YOU HAVE REINFORCED WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THIS BRAINWASHED SHEEP WHO THINK CONWAY WILL EVER CHANGE FOR THE BETTER WITH OUT A UNION.PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND I AND OTHERS WHO SEE CONWAY FOR WHAT THEY ARE(slave drivers)ARE FED UP OF BEING TREATED LIKE SHIT.PEOPLE LIKE US MAKES THIS WORLD CHANGE FOR A BETTER FUTURE.SO ALL OF US WHO AREN'T SHEEP WILL UNITE AND BUST THAT PIGGY BANK WIDE OPEN FOR A BETTER LIVING.WHILE THE SHEEP WILL HIDE IN THE CORNER.AND SR. I WOULD BE PROUD TO STAND NEXT TO YOU.AND VOTE FOR THE UNION.FUCK CONWAYS COOK OUTS.

Anonymous said...

Go buffalo vote yes

Anonymous said...

I JUST WANT TO SAY I'VE ALWAYS BEEN THE UNDERDOG, BUT I'M NO COWARD EITHER. THANKS TO THOSE WHO ZONED INTO MY OPINION ABOUT THE NEW BREED OF CEO'S. LOOK AT LAREDO, THEY SHOWED ALL OF US WHEN YOU GET FED UP AND YOU COME TOGETHER WITH YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE THE SAME THOUGHTS AS YOU, DAMN IT YOU AGREE, YOU HAVE THE MEETINGS WITH THE TEAMSTERS YOU MAKE THE COMMITMENT AND YOU DON'T BACK DOWN. IF YOUR FEELING PRESSURED BY THE OPPOSITION, THAT'S WHAT YOUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES ARE FOR, TO GIVE SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT. THESE SITES THAT WE ALL COME TOGETHER & EXPRESS OUR THOUGHTS WE ALSO CAN GET THE ENCOURAGEMENT WE NEED TO MAKE IT ANOTHER DAY. LOOK, IF WE REALLY WANT UNION WE CAN GET UNION BUT ONLY IF WE COME TOGETHER COLLECTIVELY & WE DO THIS MOVEMENT TOGETHER WITHOUT DOUBTING OURSELVES. YES SOME OF US ARE EMOTIONALLY STRONGER THAN OTHERS, THAT'S OK WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND THERE'S NO SHAME BECAUSE WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. LAREDO OPENED THE DOOR WE HAVE TO WALK THROUGH IT AND WE SHALL! REMEMBER PROMISES ARE BROKEN BY CEO'S & THE CORPORATE SOLDIERS EVERY DAY. WE CAN ACCEPT THE RAISE IF WE GET IT BUT WE NEED AN OFFICIAL. CONTRACT MOVING FORWARD. I THINK WE DESERVE THAT MUCH FOR OURSELVES, OUR FAMILIES, & OUR FUTURE. TO THE TERMINALS WHO ARE NOT READY FOR THE BATTLE I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU WILL BE BECAUSE DOUG & HIS SOLDIERS CAN'T KEEP THEIR PROMISES. YOU MIGHT FEEL THEY ARE GIVING YOU A RAISE BUT HELL YOU'VE EARNED IT, AND BESIDES THEY WILL DEFINITELY TAKE IT ALL BACK ON THE BACK END. DOUG IS TELLING US PLEASE JUST GIVE US A CHANCE TO TURN EVERYTHING AROUND, PEOPLE HE HAS HAD YEARS TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR HIS EMPLOYEES, DON'T BE FOOLED ESPECIALLY GOING INTO 2015! LET'S STAND STRONG LIKE LAREDO, I GOT YOUR BACK & YOU HAVE MY BACK IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE THE UNION BECOME REALITY! JUST THINK ABOUT IT, OK..YES WE CAN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

One thing that has rained consistant is the half truths that Con-way wants you to believe. Sure it's all ledgit. But one thing remains, Con-way is constantly making money, and we'll work less with same earnings potential. Ask a driver that has been with the company more than 20 years and they will tell you what use to be...as time goes on...we will be the use to be in the future...union needs to happen!!

Anonymous said...

Yes it is it is called at will enployment you all sould read shit before you sign it