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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lenghty Piece for our Fellow Conway Employees

Hello fellow Conway employees Let me start by saying thank you for taking the time to read this document.  What I have written in this document has taken many long hours of research to accumulate.  My hope is that by reading this that it will help you become a more educated on what we will be voting for or against on February 5th in Orlando, Florida (NOF).  Unfortunately, Conway will spend literally hundreds of thousands dollars in the next four weeks on convincing you to vote NO towards forming a Union.  With all that money spent, Conway will NOT spend a single penny towards giving you the full story of what happens when you join a Union.  They will only tell you their side and nothing of what could be positive and helpful by being a member of a Union.  We are all grown men and I respect that all of you can decide for yourself which way you would like to vote.  The voting process is entirely secret and nobody has to fear anything from the company or the Union on which way you decide to vote.   

          For starters let's explain what the "Union" is and is not.  The Teamsters Union is the largest Union in the United States today.  There are around 1.4 million members of the Teamsters Union.  The members of the Teamsters Union are workers like you and me from all over the country from many various occupations that have decided to stand together as a group to gain barging power with their respective employers.  This action is called Collective Bargaining.  So here at NOF if we decide to join the Teamsters Union our group will be all of the Driver Sales Representatives and all of the Dock Workers who are permanent employees of Conway.  Each Union or group of workers will deal only with their own employers.  For instance Union members from UPS or YRC, etc. will NOT have anything to do with us here at Conway as far as contract negotiation and so on.  If and when the Union is voted in here at NOF the Union will be lead by the workers of NOF for NOF.  So you see the Teamsters Union is NOT a third party company that we pay to decide everything for us.  When we vote the Union in and it comes time to negotiate terms of a contract with Conway  A small group of us the workers that are chosen and voted on by us the workers will sit down at the negotiation table with one maybe two representatives from the Teamsters and however many people from Conway corporate they deem necessary to be there.  You see the actual Union is us the workers!  The reason we pay the Teamsters dues is to represent us legally.  It is much like going to court.  For example you have to appear in court it is the law.  In court you have the right to choose however which way you want to plead and defend yourself or accuse someone else of wrong doing.  Most people choose to hire a lawyer to represent them in court.  Why?  Because a lawyer knows the law and is educated in court rules and procedures, when the ordinary person may not be so much.  Your chances of winning in court are much higher when you hire a lawyer to represent you, everybody knows that.  Still it is your court case and you are in charge of instructing the lawyer on what you want to happen in court, and it is the lawyers responsibility to do his or her very best to carry out your instructions.  This is how the Teamsters Union operates.  WE THE WORKERS  decide the terms of our contract and employment NOT the Teamsters Union.  The Teamsters are only there to represent us with their extensive knowledge and legal expertise to get US what WE want.  The Teamsters are there to dot the I's and cross the T's in our contract and to make sure that it is drafted and filed with the government so that is 100% legally binding.

          Conway has made is extremely clear to us that they do not want to have to negotiate with US the workers.  Conway wants to retain all and absolute power over us.  Conway wants to have full control of our future and have 0% accountability for their actions towards us.  Don't get me wrong, I love working at Conway and my dream is for this to be the last job that I ever have to get, as I'm sure many of you my fellow workers feel the same, but it is a gamble for all of us.  Management is forever changing people and policies whenever they see fit.  There is absolutely no accountability for anything that any manager does to any of us.  If something unfair or bad happens to one of us the workers, it is a total craps shoot on whether action will be taken by management to correct the situation, or whether they just decide that you are the problem for complaining.  The way things are now they can do anything they want to you at anytime and not have to answer to anybody about it.  WE HAVE NO JOB SECURITY AT CONWAY!  IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME FLIP TO THE LAST PAGE OF THIS DOCUMENT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!  The only thing that comes close to Job Security at Conway is whether your FOS, FOM, and SCM like you and believe that you do a good job while at work.  If any of them does not like you they will find a way to terminate you any way that they can.  Here at NOF I believe we have outstanding management figures right now.  I like all of them very much.  Although I do not always agree with everything that happens at work, I cannot say a bad word about any of them, and they do a damn fine job.  I even liked Bill Fender quite a bit too, and I miss him now that he is gone.  HERE LIES THE PROBLEM!  Conway is constantly changing terminal managers.  Anyone that has worked for Conway for an extended period of time will agree.  You never know what your going to get in a new terminal manager.  Some can be great and others can be a living nightmare like the former manager was down in Miami.  This former manager down in Miami treated the workers there worse than slaves.  For a very long time Conway did nothing about it.  Greg Lehmkuhl claims that they knew nothing about how bad she was to those workers.  I don't believe that for a second!  Not only until the threat of the Union did Conway decide to terminate her.  Unfortunately, not every terminal manager or future terminal manger can be a stand up honest guy like Patrick is here at NOF.  Conway if full of poor and unfit people who call themselves managers, you can read about it almost every day on changeconway2win.blogspot.com.  I would feel very secure here in Orlando, if I knew Patrick was going to be the SCM forever, but he will not. One day he will leave.  Hopefully to Ann Arbor.  They need more people like him up there!  What and who will replace him?  We don't know!  We never know what is going to change here at Conway!  If we get some unqualified unfit leader like many other terminals have, what happened to out job security?

          The meetings with the Union Busters or "consultants" as they like to be called have begun here at NOF.  I have compiled a list of facts and fictions that you need to be aware of when you are attending these meetings.  Educate yourself! Arm yourself with knowledge and Truth!  Know your rights!  Please take the time to seriously ponder your decision when it comes time to vote.  It could be life changing!

FICTION #1:  STRIKE TALK
Your supervisor, other company officials, and most assuredly "consultants" may tell you that the Union will force you out on strike whether you want to or not.  They will tell you that during a strike you can lose your job forever.  They will ask you how your family will survive if you are forced out on strike.

FACT #1
When the company threatens that the Union will force you out on strike, they are breaking the law!  The Union does NOT  force you to strike.  A strike is a decision voted on by you and your co-workers.  If a majority of you do NOT want a strike there will NOT be one!

99% of all Teamsters Union contracts are settled WITHOUT strikes.


FICTION #2:  UNION DUES
The company and/or it's "consultants" will tell you that the Union just wants you money.  They may lie about the amount of dues you will pay as a member of the Teamsters.

FACT #2:
The improvement in pay, benefits, and fair treatment you win through the Union are far greater than the cost of dues.  For example, The set rate of dues for a Conway DSR or Dockworker are Two and One half times your hourly rate per month.  So if you make $20 and hour then your Union dues would be $50 per month.  Think about this for a second!  UPS, YRC, and ABF are all LTL trucking companies.  All three of these company's employees are represented by the Teamsters Union.  In all three of these companies the Teamsters Union has negotiated a contract for the employees in which health insurance premium costs are 100% covered by the company.  In my case personally, I will pay $67.20 per month in health insurance premiums in 2015.  When we win this election and we DO negotiate and ratify a contract with Conway, my personal Union dues will be around $57 per month.  I am not promising that we at Conway will receive 100% free health insurance like the other employees of the companies I mentioned earlier, but it is extremely likely that it will be a part of our first contract.  DO THE MATH!  My proposed Union dues will be less than my current health insurance premiums.  Already I will be bringing home more money by being a member of the Teamsters Union.  Not to mention the other things that UPS, YRC, and ABF have in their contracts that are highly likely to be in ours as well.  Over time after 8 hours every day!  REAL sick days (so if you call in sick you get paid and it does NOT come out of you vacation pay.  IMAGINE THAT! Not getting punished for calling in sick).  By far the greatest benefit that these Teamsters Union represented employees have over us here at Conway is JOB SECURITY!  As a member of the Teamsters Union we will no longer be an "At Will Employee".  We will be contractual employees meaning that we can NOT be fired without proof of just cause, and if that one of us is fired without proof of just cause, the Teamsters Union will represent you to the absolute best of their ability (which they are extremely good at)  to save your job. 

All of this for $57 per month!

Any organization that works for you and your best interest is worth paying for.  Lastly, remember, you will not pay a single penny in Union dues until you win legally binding Teamsters Union contract with Conway.

FICTION #3:  VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT
Conway and or it's "consultants" may try to scare you by saying that the Teamsters Union will bring violence and conflict.  Near election time the company may cause problems or conflicts then blame it on the Teamsters Union.  Example!  The company letter handed out at NOF last week blaming the breach of our privacy rights on the Teamsters Union.  This same letter also claims that officials from the Teamsters Union will come to your homes unannounced and unwanted and try to bully you and to force you to join them.

FACT #3:
The Teamsters Union and all other labor unions functioning in the United States of America today exist to solve problems peacefully.  With the Teamsters Union, workers and management sit down at a table as equals and discuss problems that come up and solutions on how to fix these problems.  This does not create violence, but avoids it.  The recent letter handed out at NOF is full of exaggerations and lies.  By federal law, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) requires that Conway release the names and addresses of employees pending and election.  This information is shared with and only with the NLRB and the Teamsters Union to determine voter eligibility and NOTHING more.  You will NOT be visited or harassed by any member of the Teamsters Union without your consent or permission.  Remember this fact!  We the employees here at NOF went to the Teamsters Union for help.  The Teamsters did not come to us.

Throughout history companies have a long and illustrious record of using violence and conflict to restrain their employees from organizing.  In the early 1900's companies hire Union Busters or "consultants" as they like to be called now days, to break up worker organization movements.  In those days, there were very little if any laws to protect workers.  Men, Women, and Children, in order to survive were forced to work in the worst imaginable conditions.  There were no safety laws and standards, no benefits, only a paycheck and nothing else.  There was no such things as overtime, weekends, adequate rest between shifts, etc.  These ancestors of ours would sometimes put in over 80 hours per week on the job and take home less than $2 for their hard work.  These people were often victims of horrific and tragic accidents in the workplace, sometimes ending in disfigurement and even death.  When these accidents happened the companies they worked for were NOT held accountable or responsible.  While all of this was going on the owners and heads of these companies were making millions, YES you heard me MILLIONS of dollars!  This era was the beginning of the rise of labor unions in America.  Workers began to organize and join and form Unions to negotiate for fair treatment, safety, and rights in the workplace.  These companies, much like Conway, did not like this at all.  Organizations of the workers threatened their maximum profits they were accustomed to receiving.  So these companies, much like Conway, hired Union Busters/"consultants" to break up and smash Union organization efforts.  Back in those days the Union Busters were slightly different in their methods of scaring workers.  They broke many laws to bring down Union movements, much like our visitors here at NOF will do in the next few weeks leading up to the election.  But instead of using lies, manipulations, and twisted facts like the Union Busters of today use, the Union Busters of old used FORCE as well.  They used guns, knifes, clubs, and fists, to break up Union movements.  Men, women, and children were threatened, beaten with fists, skulls bashed in with clubs, shot, hung, families burned alive in their houses all because they wanted fair treatment in the workplace.  Yes it was a sad and dark time in American history, but through all of this these brave and courageous workers never gave up.  They took a stand together and formed Unions and eventually won their rights and changed the world for the better.  Next time you are enjoying your weekend off of work, or a vacation, a sick day, overtime pay, and many other workplace rights, be thankful for our ancestors and their sacrifices for what they accomplished for us through organizing Unions.  Fortunately for us the Union Busters/"consultants" we will be dealing with are not able to use FORCE anymore.  Instead they use FEAR, LIES, MANIPULATIONS, and TWISTED FACTS to discourage us from organizing a Union.  These "consultants" visiting us are seasoned professionals at what they do.  Their one goal or mission is to win the election in favor of Conway.  NOTHNG ELSE!!  These "consultants" are here at NOF now and as I just said they are professionals.  Each one of these "consultants" will be paid MORE money from Conway over the next four weeks than any single DSR or Dockworker will make in an entire year.  These "consultants" will use any means necessary (legal or illegal) to convince you to vote NO to Union representation.  These "consultants" will try to bribe you with food and gifts, they will want to be your best friend, they will try to make you fear the Union, they will lie to you, they will give you false statistics, they will stop at nothing to complete their mission and win the election in Conway's favor.  Remember Ricardo the "consultant" who came to visit us a while back?  He was our friend, he bought doughnuts and such.  He said that he was going to take our concerns that we voiced to him straight to the top of Conway management.  What changed?  NOTHING CHANGED!  DO NOT BE FOOLED!  These "consultants"/Union Busters are strangers.  They do not know you or your families, and they could care less about it!  When the election is over win or lose these "consultants" will be gone forever, along with the food and gifts, and all the pleasantries they brought with them.  You see although the methods of these "consultants" of today may be a little more restricted than the Union Busters of old, they are the same evil and malicious men.  These men profit and thrive off of lies and deceit, off of convincing the weak and poor to give up their rights and their voice.  In my own spiritual sense, these "consultants" operate in the same methods as the father of all lies Satan himself, and they are much like him in many ways.  On the other hand Jesus Christ taught us to love one another, take care of each other, stand up with one another against tyranny, help those who stand alone, and Unite in goodness and kindness.  Lastly, whether you are religious or not ask yourself this:  If Jesus Christ was allowed to into the voting booth with you on election day, how would he consult you?  Would Jesus want you to make a decision out of fear of what could happen or would Jesus want you to make a decision on faith and courage for a better future?  I know the answer already, as do all of you

FICTION #4:  UNION BOSSES
Conway and/or the "consultants" will tell you that the Union will take your dues money to pay the high salaries of Union bosses.  They will say that you will never benefit from any of this money.

FACT #4:
All Union expenses, including salaries of Union officials are voted on and approved by Union members.  All Union money is spent solely for the benefits of members.  Your dues can only be increased if you the members vote to increase them.  It is Union members who decide how Union money is spent.  Recently in a captive meeting held by one of Conway's "consultants", the statistic came out that current President of the Teamsters Union Jim Hoffa has a salary upwards of $300,000 per year.  WOW!  That is some serious coin!  At $50,000 per year working for Conway that would take me 6 years to earn that much.  Mr. Hoffa's salary comes from the dues of the members of the Teamsters Union.  The Teamsters Union has roughly 1.4 million members.  If you do some simple math, that breaks down that every Teamsters Union member contributes 22 cents (yes less than a dollar $.22) a year towards Mr. Hoffa's salary.  BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!  Let's put a comparison against Mr. Hoffa's Salary.  According to Forbes magazine, Mr. Gregory Lehmkuhl, President of Conway Freight earned $1,649,655.00 in total compensation for the year 2013.  WOW!  That is more than 5 times Mr. Hoffa's salary.  This salary coming from a company of around 16,600 employees.  Let's do some more math!  Every employee at Conway contributed $99.38 towards Mr. Lehmkuhl's salary in 2013.  At $50,000 per year working at Conway, that would take me almost 33 years to earn that much.  Looks like I'm going to be working well into my 70's to keep up with you Mr. Lehmkuhl.  HOLD THE PHONE!  Just when you think it possibly couldn't get any worse!  Again according to Forbes magazine Mr. Douglas Stotlar, CEO of Conway Inc. earned $3,790,125.00 in total compensation for year 2013.  HOLY CRAP!  That is more than 12 times Mr. Hoffa's salary.  Mr. Stotlar has more employees under him than Mr. Lehmkulh because he is over Menlo and Conway Truckload as well.  These other employees added with the employees of Conway Freight totals around 29,500.  Math Time!!  Every employee at Conway Inc. contributed $128.48 to Mr. Stotlar's salary in 2013.  At $50,00 per year working at Conway that would take me almost 76 years to earn that much. 

Truthfully, these numbers make me feel sick to my stomach about how unbalanced the distribution of wealth has become in America.  Mr. Stotlar and Mr. Lehmkuhl say that we the employees of Conway do not deserve overtime after 8 hours, a pension, good health insurance, and JOB SECURITY through a legally binding contract.  I ask myself how is it right and just for them to feel this way?  When in one year Mr. Lehmkuhl made more than I or any other Conway DSR or Dockworker will make in 33 years of service.  When in one year Mr. Stotlar made more than I or any other Conway DSR or Dockworker will make in our ENTIRE LIFETIME!

  Mr. Lehmkuhl, you make videos and in them you tell us that you can do a better job taking care of us than the Teamsters Union, but when you visited Orlando and you were asked face to face if overtime after 8 hours was in the future plans for us, you Mr. Lehmkuhl and Mr. Dave Warta  your guys' first response was to look at each other and start laughing.  Then the two of you proceeded to tell us that is does NOT make business sense to pay overtime after 8 hours when no other non-Union carriers in the region are either.  SERIOUSLY?  Is that taking care of us?  Mr. Lehmkuhl, we were not asking for a whole pie, or even a nice slice, but a mere sliver to help us and our families progress.  NOT EVEN A CRUMB FROM THE PIE YOU ARE ENJOYING! 

President Hoffa of the Teamsters Union.  I will gladly give you 22 cents a year if you can help me and my family.

FICTION #5:  WE WON'T NEGOTIATE
The company and/or "consultants" will tell you that they will NOT ever sign a contract even if you vote YES for Teamsters Union representation.  (Since it is 100% illegal for the company to say this directly, they may say "Remember we don't have to agree to what you want in a contract").

FACT #5:
FEDERAL LAW requires any and every company to negotiate in "good faith"  with any and every labor Union to reach an agreeable contract.  If a company is found not to be exercising "good faith" charges can a will be filed and penalties can and will be imposed on the company by the United States government.  Nearly every company talks tough before workers organize, but its in the company's best interest to keep its employees satisfied and keep the work flowing.  After a company is presented a reasonable contract proposal a settlement usually occurs quickly.

I distinctly remember our "consultant" friend Ricardo telling a group of us in one of our captive meetings that Conway will never have to negotiate or sign a contract.  First hand proof that the Union Busters/"consultants" have no respect for the laws of this country and disregard them at any time they see fit.

FICTION #6:  BARGAINING FROM SCRATCH
The company and the "consultants"/Union Busters will tell you than when you negotiate a contract you start from nothing and you will lose wages and benefits that you already have. (Again, although it is 100% illegal the company will say you will be bargaining from scratch).

FACT #6:
Not just once, but how many times have we here at NOF heard this in our morning Driver's meeting?  I worry for the FOS that keeps saying this.  I am 100% positive that the company has given this certain FOS this false information in hopes that he will spread it.  Further proof that Conway has no respect for the law.  It also shows that Conway is willing to  use middle management as pawns in their mission to win the election.  If charges get filed with the NLRB, Conway can blame in on this individual FOS.  You see FOS are expendable just like us.  Don't think so?  Ask Bill Fender.

Nothing is further from the truth.  Bargaining from scratch is NOT what the law dictates.  When you negotiate your first contract you start with the pay and benefits you have now and build on them.  You will decide what you want to ask for in your contract, and then vote on it.  The strength of you contract will depend on the strength and participation of you and your          co-workers in YOUR UNION.

FICTION #7:  A 2ND CHANCE
Your President may make a video and ask for another chance to change problems on the job.  The company may tell you that they didn't know you and your co-workers were dissatisfied.  Your supervisor will start treating you better and show new concern for your well being.

FACT #7:
When the workers give the company a 2nd chance they are ALWAYS disappointed.  If the company wins NOTHING changes.  When this happens many workers as the Union for a 2nd chance to vote YES.  In most cases, you only get one chance to vote from a petition.  DON'T BE TRICKED OUT OF IT!

A couple of months ago, three terminals in southern California petitioned the NLRB for an election to determine if they could be represented by the Teamsters Union.  One terminal won their election and the other two lost by an extremely narrow margin. (it's rumored UFV lost by only 1 vote.)  ULA was the other losing terminal.  At ULA Conway and it's Union Busters/"consultants"  came in before the election and made many promises to treat the workers better.  They pleaded with the workers to give them a 2nd chance.  Conway and it's Union Busters succeeded.  They convinced enough of the workers to vote NO to he Union, and Conway won the election.  Month's have passed since the election, and nothing has changed for the better at ULA.  Many of the workers who voted NO have posted blogs on how they were lied to, and how they wish they could go back and change their vote to YES. 

It has been posted on a blog that recently in a show of power, ULA's terminal manager (SCM), fired 6 Dockworkers just days before Christmas.  It is rumored that the SCM's reason for terminating these employees is that they had their tattoos exposed during work on company time.  If this truly is a company policy I would venture to guess that over 50% of Conway employees could be terminated at any time for the same reason.  Whether the 6 Dockworkers were Union supporters or not it doesn't matter.  Their jobs with Conway are gone forever, and there is absolutely NOTHING they can do about it.  This is what being and "At Will Employee" dictated by Conway policy gets you.  On the other hand if ULA had won their election and gained Teamsters Union representation, those 6 Dockworkers would have been protected by the Teamsters Union even without having a first contract and paying any dues yet.  You see the minute you win your election and sign your card, you are a certified Teamsters Union member.  Even without a contract or paying any dues.  If you are unjustly terminated you have the full power of the Teamsters Union's legal department to fight to save your job. 

DON'T GIVE CONWAY A 2ND CHANCE, BECAUSE THEY SURE AS HELL WON'T GIVE YOU ONE!

FICTION #8:  PROMISES
Your supervisor or manager will suggest to you that you can get a promotion or better pay if you support the company in the upcoming election.  The company will give you special treatment and favors if turn against the Union.

FACT #8:
The special treatment will end on election day.  As soon as the election is over you will be just as expendable as the people who supported the Union.

Nobody likes a snitch or a traitor.  If you are tricked or bribed into voting against the Union by the company.  The company will know first hand that you cannot be trusted.  Don't be surprised if you are one of the first after the election to be unemployed.

FICTION #9:  ANTI-UNION COMMITTEE
Before the election a so-called "Vote NO Committee" may mysteriously appear.  The Anti-Union committee will do the company's dirty work.  They may pass out literature filled with the company's lies about the Union, or they may spread rumors and insult co-workers who support the Union.  The "Vote NO Committee" members may be recruited from friends and relatives of someone in management.  Usually they are promised special treatment or a promotion for their dirty work.

FACT #9
The company knows that if you and your co-workers are united, you can stand up and win your rights.  The aim of the Anti-Union Committee is to divide people and create hatred. 

THE COMPANY TRIES TO DIVIDE US!

THE UNION BRINGS US TOGETHER!


VOTE YES!

128 comments:

Anonymous said...

PLEASE...PLEASE...PLEASE...READ EVERY SINGLE WORD OF THIS POST BEFORE YOU VOTE. THEN....VOTE YES!!!

Anonymous said...

Even police officers , airline pilots are members of union because they know is good for them as well for their families so why can't we have the same for our families . Con way only cares for their own benefit !

Juan Cabrera said...

How Will Obamacare Affect Unionized Workers?
by DAVID MACARAY
With most major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly and often pejoratively referred to as “Obamacare,” set to go into effect in January 2014, union members across the country have been wondering how the PPACA will affect the health care benefits already laid out in their union contracts.

Although it’s a bit unnerving how few people in positions of authority (plant managers, HR reps, health care administrators, etc.) seem to know exactly how the PPACA will work, the answer to the question, “How will Obamacare affect my union health care benefits?” is fairly clear. The answer is that it will likely have no effect whatsoever.

As a general rule, contract language supersedes everything. Unless the language in question is in clear violation of state or federal law, it is going to trump all else. Indeed, that’s not only the whole point of a binding agreement, it’s the virtue of a union contract, the beauty of an employee having access to the collective bargaining process, and the advantage of not being treated like a doormat.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU BROTHER THIS IS A COMPILATION OF ALL THE GREAT BLOGS AND SO MUCH MORE WELL WORDED, THERE ISN'T AN EMPLOYEE THAT HASN'T BEEN SCREWED OVER BY CONWAY AND THEY ARE STILL GOING STRONG IN THAT DEPARTMENT, EDUCATE YOURSELVES, REMEMBER CONWAY CAN'T HIDE THE WRONG THEY HAVE DONE AND THERE IS A HISTORY OF EMPLOYEE ABUSES, REMEMBER THAT WHEN YOU ARE READY TO VOTE, ALL THE LIES AND PROMISES CAN'T CHANGE OR TAKE BACK ALL THE WRONGS THEY HAVE DONE TO YOU, CONWAY WILL BE UNION, THE MOVEMENT HAS BEGUN, THIS IS THE FUTURE UNION YES!!!

Anonymous said...

Please NOF Keep ur Faith in a better Future.Remember !!The power is in the Union. Not Union not Power.Keep your brother's N sister's together. VOTE YES N U GOING TO ENYOIT THE CHANGE

Anonymous said...

NOF DONT FALL FOR THE PRESIDENTS LIES.GET ALL THE INFO YOU NEED BEFORE HE COMES TO YOU.BE STRONG.

Anonymous said...

If you are worried about losing your job, you better vote yes. It's the ONLY protection you have. Remember the vote is SECRET and NO ONE will ever know how you voted. If Conway intended to keep their promises, they could have put it in a contract BEFORE you filed. It would have been legal to do back then.

Anonymous said...

What would our country do without labor unions?
First, let's be clear about a labor unions role. The purpose of a labor union is to raise the standard of living of working people. That's really all there is to it. It's remarkably uncomplicated. By "standard of living" I mean wages, benefits and working conditions, all of which are acknowledged by federal labor law as legitimate topics of discussion for collective bargaining. Of course, the anti-union propagandists on that other page and disinformation purveyors like to pretend that unions are cesspools of greed, corruption and ineptitude and that the only things they care about are consolidating power and collecting monthly membership dues. That's the rancid version of unions they try to peddle. Unfortunately, many unsuspecting people actually believe these lies. If there were no unions in this country, there would be no resistance from working people. No resistance means, no leverage. And without leverage and without some form of bargaining power, we all become sheep. Without unions, you would have your classic "buyers' market," with management firmly in the driver's seat and working men and women along for the ride. Remember, unions lift wages for non-union members too by creating a higher prevailing wage. Even if you aren’t a member your pay is influenced by the strength or weakness of organized labor. The presence of unions sets off a wage race to the top. Their absence sets off a race to the bottom. We are approaching a situation in which the US population will consist of a tiny, super-rich elite, dominating a layer of people dangerously clinging to middle class status, and a mass of people living in, or on the edge of, poverty. So for all of you anti-union people, who think that unions are not needed today, think again!! Vote “YES”

Anonymous said...

Collective Bargaining
The right to collectively bargain is recognized through international human rights conventions. Article 23 of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” identifies the ability to organize unions as a fundamental human right and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. The right to bargain collectively with an employer enhances the human dignity and liberty of workers by giving them the opportunity to influence the establishment of workplace rules and thereby gain some control over a major aspect of their lives. Collective bargaining permits workers to achieve a form of workplace democracy and to ensure the rule of law in the workplace. Workers' rights equal human rights. If you live, you work. So the rights you have as a worker reflect those you have as a human being. If workers' are not being treated fairly, so are their human rights. If you believe that human beings deserve to be treated fairly, then you should vote “YES” and form a union, because the rights your union will be fighting for are the rights that you will receive after your union is done fighting to obtain them. Con-way clearly states that company policies are guidelines only and not a contract of employment and that the terms and conditions of their policies are subject to change without notice. Unless you have a union contract with Con-way, you are at the mercy of all company policies and again, these policies can change without notice. As a Con-way Freight employee, you have the right to form a union and vote on a contract. Once you have voted “YES” and win your election, you will have the strength to collectively bargain and improve your living standards by providing your families with better wages, more affordable healthcare and an acceptable pension. Vote “YES”

Anonymous said...

Vote Yes!!! Not just for Conway, but for the whole LABOR movement. When Ricardo(the consultant) was speaking to us, he disclosed he was making $90/hour and under contract. It made my decision simple. WE ARE STRONGER AS A GROUP!!!!

Anonymous said...

DON'T TREAD ON OTHERS: "Collective bargaining lifts the standards for the entire Working Class. Union workers have wages and benefits that support a healthy family, and rights that pave the road to retirement dignity. All workers should be saying, 'I must strive for better workplace rights.' Instead, there are regular, every day workers fighting to pull other working families down. Dragging others down is a counterproductive approach — we should all be raising each other up." — Unions 4 Workers

Anonymous said...

CONTRACT PROTECTION: "A union gives workers the ability to stand together as a group, which puts them in a position to negotiate with a company; a company needs employees in order to make money. Employees should be viewed as an asset versus an expendable item worth only what a company is willing to pay them. A union provides employees the opportunity to work under a contract that has been negotiated by both parties in good faith." — J. E. Link, Jr.

Anonymous said...

"Unions not only defend their members. They also create changes in social norms, such as pressures for nonunion employers to match union gains." — Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson, The Washington Post

Anonymous said...

"Most Americans believe that there is a law that protects them from being fired for 'no cause.' But they're wrong. When entering the workplace, citizens are transformed into employees who leave their rights at the door." — Elaine Bernard

Laredo Teamster said...

Today in Laredo TX our Manager Ted Garcia had a meeting with us and was talking about shit really that the bathroom was getting clogged up because we where flushing the toilet paper and the plumber was to expensive He said he was going to buy cheaper paper to wipe our ass that was our meeting this morning he really has shit for brains

Anonymous said...

People don't back down. Now is not the time to let these busters make you believe something that's not true. Look for yourself. Things have been changing now for weeks. Harrassment about setting at customers (slowed down) . Meals being catered now. All smiles from people that never smiled in your face before. If the union is so bad then why in the hell are they fighting the fight? I know why because they are scared the wealth will have to be distributed evenly. No more greed ! Stop believing what these liars are telling you. See what's best for you and get the info. Google the good hubbs about Union along with the bad. It's clear they do not want a union to represent us, so they can rid your ass at any given time. If your liked at con-way your job is protected temporarily. People I have been with this company for a little over 3 years and I figured it out in the first 6 months of employment . Don't let them stand in the way of you protecting your family in 2015. Vote yes for your future. ( NAT).

Anonymous said...

Every time I flush I say goodbye to Ted Garcia!

Anonymous said...

This is a no brainer just do it.Vote yes for you and your familyf or a better better and briter future.Seniority, Pension plan,Over time after 8,Lower cost of health care,and job security.

Anonymous said...

Miami driver... very well said thanks for the hard work DONT LET FEAR DECIDE FOR YOU .ORLANDO.

Anonymous said...

Our CEO says why should Conway pay OT (CONWAY SOUTHERN) when the competition doesn't, it just doesn't make business sense, or any benefit for that matter that the competition doesn't offer, but yet when drivers start bailing to OD and Saia or Fed Ex, AAA what does Conway do they improve the pay or salary package why if it doesn't make business sense BECAUSE THEY NEED US, if the philosophy of Conway is such then we would all be at minimum wage and benefits, but it's not, they can't afford to lose their drivers we are the most important asset in the Company, they are afraid of us or rather our ability to organize and so in their fear, they are desperate and are willing to do anything or threaten anything but they know they have no validity their only chance is fear mongering and lies, our power is our numbers, and 1.4 million Teamsters is a better number to have our back than Greg and the Boys, the UNION IS COMING AND THERE IS NO STOPPING US NOW!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

WE CANNOT GO INN ONE BYONE AND GIVE MANANGEMENT A CHANCE TO CHANGE MINDS.EVERY YARD HAS TO PETITION AT THE SAME TIME.DONT GIVE THEM A CHANCE.THATS HOW THEY GET DRIVERS TO BACK DOWN.

Anonymous said...

HERE IN THE DIRTY SOUTH SEEMS LIKE CONTENTMENT IS SETTLING IN. NOW DSR'S ARE SEEING THERE $1.00 RAISE & ALL IS WELL. THEY HAVE SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE DEVIL & CRAWLED IN BED WITH SATAN'S CHILDREN (NUMBSKULL, & ALL THE OTHER MISFITS IN ANN ARBOR). ENJOY THAT RAISE BECAUSE THERE WON'T BE ANOTHER ONE FOR THREE YEARS MAYBE MORE. PEOPLE CON-JOB IS PLAYING THEIR DECK OF CARDS, THEY WILL RECOUP ALL THE MONEY THEY HAVE SPENT ON THE UNION BUSTERS SO DON'T LOOK FOR ANOTHER RAISE UNTIL THREE YEARS IS UP.

THE BLOGGER WHO MADE THE STATEMENT THAT WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER & FILE PETITIONS AT EVERY TERMINAL IS RIGHT THAT'S THE WAY TO GO. BUT IT SEEMS A LOT OF US DON'T MIND LIVING OFF THIS CHEAP ASS RAISE FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. AND OH WAIT UNTIL THEY CUT THE HOURS DOWN TO 40. CON-JOB WILL KEEP IT AT 40 BECAUSE REMEMBER THEY HAVE STARTED BACK THE DRIVING SCHOOL HERE IN THE SOUTH & THAT MEANS CHEAP PAID NEWBIES DRIVERS. ENJOY!!!

SO REMEMBER NEXT YEAR NO.RAISE, & THE YEAR AFTER THAT NO RAISE. REMEMBER HOW YOU SOLD YOURSELF OUT FOR A BUCK.....

DOES ANYBODY WANT A UNION WITH ALL THE BENEFITS WE'RE NOT GETTING NOW? PLEASE ACT NOW OR CONTINUE TO BE CON-WAY'S WHORES BECAUSE CON-JOB REALLY KNOWS HOW TO PIMP OUT THERE EMPLOYEES. ......ENJOY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Miami teamster driver : thank you. Brother. For what. You say. A open bible. We went. Thru all that an we vote yes dont be affraid. Make us proud nof. Keep the chain going we need to to win all florida. Keep your word & your balls vote yes

Anonymous said...

Honestly I would like to see more pettions filed to show support for us here at NOF, but seeing first hand how good these Unión Buster assholes are at convincing the weak minded to give up their rights and bow down like slaves to Conway. I would suggest a more strategic plan, by waiting till April when Obama's new laws that streamline and expedite the election process go into affect. Then multiple terminals should file at the same time making it impossible for Conway to keep up.

Anonymous said...

ASK YOURSELVES IF CONWAY IS GOING TO THE EXTREMES THEY ARE GOING TO, TO STOP US FROM VOTING HOW CAN THEY COME ON THEIR VIDEO'S AND TELL US THANK YOU FOR A GOOD JOB, THEY CAN'T BE TRUSTED!!!, THEY WILL OPEN YOUR FILE HAVE ONE ON ONE MEETINGS WITH PROMISES TO CLEAR YOUR POINTS TELL YOU OTHERS HAVE NAMED YOU IN MADE UP LIES, AND THEY DON'T EVER LET YOU SEE YOUR OWN FILE, WHY ARE THEY TREATING THEIR EMPLOYEES LIKE THIS, POLICE INTERROGATION STYLE, ASK YOURSELF WHY WOULD A COMPANY DO THIS TO THEIR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE THEY FEAR US!!!!!! AND THEY SHOULD, WE HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG FOR WANTING BETTER TREATMENT AND BENEFITS, AND ALL THE LIES, THE UNION IS DESIGNED TO BETTER THE EMPLOYEE STATUS AT AN EMPLOYER AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS CONWAY DOES NOT WANT US TO HAVE THESE THINGS, ITS TYRANNY, STAY STRONG ORLANDO AND ALL THE TERMINALS BECAUSE CONWAY ISN'T LOOKING OUT FOR US JUST THEMSELVES, VOTE YES TO THE UNION!!!! GO TEAMSTERS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

A note for our Nof Orlando brothers.i'm out of (ulx) I voted yes to give my family a chance in the future,How could I have voted no, then go home and face my wife and son, I couldn’t do it.When it comes to you and your family, voting no is not an option I know some of your anti-union co-workers can bring you down with them. Chances are the no voters have fell for the Union busters tricks and false promises from Conway management . The most important thing to remember is why you signed cards and petitioned. Wasn’t it for a better way of life for you and your loved ones? ULX,LLA,NMF,UBF,ULA,UFV,LTU,XBO,XAU stand beside you NOF. Stand tall and United, our Brotherhood is here. Vote “YES” good luck and may God Bless

Anonymous said...

Take you time make sure you are going to win have meeting make sure everyone knows the lies they will tell let's all be smart you need around 70% cards signed to win guys will fall off no rush guys we will make conway a better place to work

Anonymous said...

unionbustingplaybook.com.
Check it out be ready good stuff here

Anonymous said...

Chicagoland let's come together & show con way how strong we are
Let's tell Conway we want them to put it in contract . Sign cards & vote YES for union GO to meeting KNOW your right! Do it for your family . Job secure

ULX TEAMSTER said...

To all my brothers and sisters from Conway this movement is in our hands we the employees need to stand up to these greedy thugs and fight back its time to be respected in the work place so I call you out and ask you to join me and fight these thugs I can hear the Union train coming and it's coming fast and it won't be stoopped we the workers have the power union is the only way so don't be intimidated by management or those union busters they are the ones fearing us and they know their number is up so I tell you this Conway will do anything to stop this movement they will lie and break the law so stand strong and don't let them break you we are stronger

Anonymous said...

I JUST WENT ON THAT SITE, EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO & CHECK OUT THE ARTICLES. PEOPLE GET FAMILIAR WITH WHAT THE ARTICLES IS SAYING BECAUSE IT'S EXACTLY WHAT CON-WAY HAS PURCHASED TO DESTROY THIS MOVEMENT.

PEOPLE PLEASE DON'T BE FOOLED & BLINDED BY THE RAISE...TRUST ME WE CAN GET SO MUCH MORE BEING UNION REPRESENTED. THE TIME CLOCK IS TICKING & WE'RE STILL AFRAID & LETTING CON-WAY CONTINUE TO BRAINWASH US. I REALLY DON'T WANT US TO HAVE TO WAIT 3 YEARS OR MORE FOR ANOTHER RAISE WHILE OUR INSURANCE & COST OF LIVING CONTINUES TO INCREASE.

PEOPLE DON'T LIVE & WORK IN THE MOMENT. LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE, & WE DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF US WILL BE PART OF CON-WAY'S FUTURE (JOB SECURITY).

CHECK OUT THAT SITE, EDUCATE YOURSELVES, & PRAY TO GOD FOR COURAGE. WE CAN DO THIS, LET'S NOT COUNT OURSELVES OUT. YES WE WANT UNION!!!!

Anonymous said...

GEORGIA HERE ! Brother we here in NAT have y'alls back, but please understand that this thing is going to take time and patience. We probably all at each terminal have enough to petition but what's the point if we don't have the win. I know it's frustrating I feel it as well. But we are going to take this thing all the way. Keep those heads high.Soon we will be joining you NOF. Thanks for having the" courage to intervene". God Bless everyone.

Anonymous said...

TELL YOU TO WAIT
AND SEE
The Wait and See argument is very common when employers hire union busting attorneys. Often when workers try to form a union, management will make some improvement to convince people that we don’t need to join together into a union. And when the union talk dies down, management eventually goes back to their old ways. Without a written legally binding contract, any improvements can be taken away. Management only takes our concerns seriously when we talk about forming a union. If they want to bribe us now to keep out a union, can you imagine what we could win with a union?

Anonymous said...

HOLD MEETINGS TO SWEET-TALK — OR BROWBEAT — YOU.
You may be required to attend “captive audience” meetings in which managers make empty promises or try to scare you. Management doesn’t tell you they’re worried having a union will mean having to treat workers better; instead, they say they’re worried about “what will happen to you.” If you hear about a captive-audience meeting, do some research, and prepare to ask good questions. See if you get straight answers — and if management continues taking questions. Companies often try to keep union support out of these meetings.

Anonymous said...

SPRING A LAST-MINUTE SURPRISE ON YOU.
Just before workers are scheduled to vote on the union, union-busting consultants often urge employers to hold a special event or go on the attack because it will be too late for union supporters to respond. These can include a captive-audience meeting with a company executive who flies in from out of town, an unfounded charge about the union, or anything else designed to place doubts in workers’ minds about the union. Expect it, and plan for it.

Anonymous said...

PRESSURE SUPERVISORS TO PRESSURE YOU.
Employers usually order supervisors to take the lead in campaigns against unions. Supervisors typically hold one-on-one meetings with workers, often because their employers have pressured the first-line supervisors to do all they can to eliminate any talk of unions.

Anonymous said...

SEND LETTERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
After ignoring employees’ concerns for years, your employer may take a sudden interest in you. This is designed to mislead or divide the organizing committee and other workers, and to play on your emotions and natural desire to be a good employee. It’s manipulation, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

DENY YOUR RIGHTS THROUGH DELAYS AND LAW-BREAKING.
Union-busting consultants often advise employers to delay every step of the way, and find loopholes in the law to delay union elections or contract negotiations. Sometimes they cross legal lines. Since employers are trying to do everything they can to reduce union support, potential penalties are viewed as worth the risk. The best way to defeat illegal employer tactics is to expect them and let your employer know these tactics will only make you more determined to get union representation.

Anonymous said...

“The union can force you to strike — but when you strike, they won’t support you.”
Your employer might suggest that soon after you vote for union representation, you’ll be forced out on strike whether you like it or not. They might try and scare you about how you’d survive on-strike, without your income.

Anonymous said...

“The union is only interested in your money — and you can’t afford union dues.”
Employers do things like distributing “documents” or news clippings that are supposed to show that the union needs your money to survive. They might also pass out phony checks with union dues “taken out” and bring in a bag of groceries with the label, “What you could buy with one year’s union dues.”

Anonymous said...

“We won’t ever sign a union contract
Here’s management starting to show their cards: They’re mad, and they simply don’t want to deal with a union. (It has nothing to do with their “worrying” a union will be bad for workers.)
THE TRUTH:
It's illegal for them to say they won't agree to a contract. So what you'll probably hear is something more like, "Remember, we don't have to agree to what you want in your union contract." Your employer might also circulate news clips about other groups of workers who voted for a union and didn't immediately get a contract. But they are obligated to negotiate in good faith — and it's in their interest to do so, to keep employees satisfied so that work keeps flowing. And think about this: If they don't have to agree to any union contract... then why are they fighting so hard against a union, anyway?

Anonymous said...

Miami teamsterr driver : Please , dont ' be blind , the president of the company is liar ,he always say the same story. He was not aware. What was going on in that terminal, i hope they pull your legs. When you try to sleep, for what you doing , & the drivers. They loose there job ,vote yes. Nof. ,for those family they lost everything ,god is w us. Amen ,keep your word. & your balls , god bless you nof ,vote yes, for your family, & your co workers family ,do like miami stand your ground, vote yes ,get your freedom back. Make us proud we gonna make history, god bless you all,

Anonymous said...

Why should the Board focus on the small percentage of cases that are not resolved by agreement of the parties and isn’t this a backdoor way to speed up elections?


The Board’s focus was on reducing unnecessary litigation and needless delay, in the interest of better fulfilling its duty to expeditiously resolve questions concerning representation. It emphasized that its revised rules are part of a historical and continuing process of improving the efficiency of representation processes and that each element of the final rule was intended to correct a specific and systemic problem that posed an obstacle to the prompt resolution of questions concerning representation. In the Board’s view, these problems affected not only contested cases, but also those cases in which the parties entered into agreements, because the possibility of time consuming and unnecessary litigation could be used to gain strategic advantage in every case.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

ALL RIGHT NAT, GEORGIA IS STILL IN THIS! THAT'S GREAT ALL TERMINALS KNOW YOU HAVE ENOUGH, BUT YOUR PLANNING FOR ANY POSSIBLE NO VOTES. THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT NOF NEEDS TO KNOW YOU GUYS ARE STILL IN IT TO WIN IT.

NNC, NRG, NNW..............STAY WITH IT TO WUN IT. GEORGIA IS NO ONE'S FOOL.....YOU'RE NOT LIVING FOR THE MOMENT BUT FOR THE FUTURE.

WE CAN GET SO MUCH MORE BEING UNION REPRESENTED. ...YES TO UNION 2015!

Anonymous said...

CALLING ALL CHEERLEADER TERMINALS....

EVERYONE WHO'S BEEN SAYING I GOT YOUR BACK, CHEERING ON THE TERMINAL THAT'S UP FOR VOTING MAKE SURE LIKE GEORGIA YOU ARE DILIGENTLY WORKING TO GET YOUR NUMBERS RIGHT.

IT'S SHOWTIME, LET NOF SEE SOME MORE FILING OF PETITIONS. LET YOUR ON THE FENCE CO-WORKERS KNOW YOU HAVE THEY BACK ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS GET OFF THE FENCE & REFER THEM TO THE SITE UNIONBUSTINGPLAYBOOK.L

LET'S GET OUR HEADS BACK IN THE GAME!

Anonymous said...

Where's memphis in all this????

Anonymous said...

Lean at Conway is coming on strong soon guys, and it's not going to be good for everyone. They will dismiss those who don't want to get involved. They will also create a work place so difficult to work in. Trash cans in a circle everything must in place. It's becoming a joke guys, also management moves coming soon, wait and see it will get really bad for all. This is one of the things that will destroy us. Do not trust that guy mike villar, he is a rat who will throw you under the bus. He will report everything negative that you say about lean. Stand strong guys we're in for a bumpy ride soon. Here at ULA we heard we are getting a new manager and changes within the company around us. What are your thoughts on this topic of lean.

Anonymous said...

Fuck lean

Anonymous said...

Lean is a BIG JOKE.Lean is all about having a way to fire people,Because we work for a company that can fire you for any reason without any consequence to the company.YOU,ME,ALL OF US are expendable to this company.The ones who voted no to having a UNION.I hope you guys realize your destroying the chance to fix the living for lower working class.The rich get richer and the stupid get lean and vote no to having a contract.As Doug and Greg tell us.Now get out there and get to work or will Lean your ass right the yard.Dumb ass SLAVES.

Anonymous said...

SELECTIVE DISCRIMINATION
The 11 states in the south that was part of the former CSE and CSW are being discriminated against when it comes to over time after 8 hours. The other 37 continental states receive over time after 8 hours is this fair and right. Next time you show me a bag of groceries that union dues would have bought, I will show you a picture of a new pick up that the additional $495.00 a month would have made a payment on!! I can crunch numbers also the way I see it the drivers of the south lose in the overtime category!! NOF strong!!

Anonymous said...

Open your eye's guy's, the storm is about to hit. I'm telling you changes are happening soon for the worse. Every one is expendable, like I said earlier if you resist learning lean you will be out. Lean is about being a robot, they want you to do everything a certain way, this includes how you hook trailers and also Pre-Trip. Tell them how you feel about this lean process or it will be to late. No other trucking company has ever tried to become lean, lean was designed for manufacturing companies not trucking. They are spending millions on this to prove a point to shareholders that it can be done. It just doesn't make sense in the trucking world.

Laredo Teamster said...

Well how do you like it Ted Garcia and Steve Solis told you the charges where in your front door see you in court al be there in the front lines saying all the wrong doing that you scumbags did .

Anonymous said...

A few years ago when they first rolled out Lean for Class 1 & 2 service centers Greg L himself told the entire audience of SCM's, FOM's, etc., that "any manager who does not get onboard with lean would be made available to the competition." Not a threat, just a promise. The original poster above is correct. It absolutely is not designed for trucking, but manufacturing. The only thing I would add, according to their own lean directors, is that 95% of the companies who attempt to fully implement lean, fail to succeed in doing so. But this was Greg L big contribution to the company when he came over from Menlo.

Anonymous said...

If they don't agree to a contract it will be brought up in front of a neutral arbitrator he will rule what's fare for both sides

Anonymous said...

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This site is awesome. It has multitudes of information! PLEASE look at it and pass the word about it, especially to guys on the fence, it will help!

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Anonymous said...

There is way too much negative bullshit posted on this blog. It makes those "fence sitters" worry about the future of this company and the future of their employment here. It is a fact that Teamsters are more productive than employees not affiliated with a union. Our mission is NOT to destroy Conway. Our mission is to make Conway the best LTL company in the business. Negativity pushes the "fence sitters" away from us and closer to management. The reason we need to be MORE productive is collective bargaining in good faith. Quarterly, Conway releases a financial accounting of profits and every ADDITIONAL dollar of profit is an additional "bullet" in the gun of our business agents when they are negotiating a new contract. Please stop the negativity and focus on the real reason we need representation. It's all about leveling the playing field so we can be recognized and rewarded for the work we do. It's about job security, quality of life and fair compensation. Educate yourself and the man or woman next to you about the difference between truths, half truths and lies. Some one before me has posted some very valuable information for all of us to read. so, READ IT, and spread the word.

LAREDO DRIVER said...

AND conway don't understand yet what we looking for THANK YOU NEW YORK FOR THOSE CHARGES AGAINST THEM YOU GUYS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Anonymous said...

Your saying that non - union workers work slower than union workers? Bull shit, we bust our ass more than any of you. You say stay positive and we read this bull shit your posting!

Anonymous said...

HEY GUYS WE'RE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. I FIND MOST OF THIS INFORMATION PEOPLE ARE BLOGGING IS INFORMATIVE. WE NEED TO BE KEPT IN THE LOOP ON HOW THINGS ARE PROGRESSING AT THESE BARNS ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT ALREADY UNION. THAT'S LAREDO FOR KEEPING US POSTED ON COURT PRECEEDINGS OF THE CHARGES THAT WERE FILED. YES WE WANT TO MAKE CON-WAY THE BEST LTL IT CAN BE & ONE OF THE PROCESS IS TO EXPOSE CORRUPTION, MAKE & ACT ON THE DECISION TO BECOME UNION, SOMETIMES IT CAN GET A LITTLE NEGATIVE. PEOPLE LET'S NOT SPEND TOO MUCH TIME VENTING BUT USE THAT ENERGY TO KEEP PUSHING ON FOR UNION.

FOR THE BLOGGER WHO BLOGGED SOMEONE BLOGGED THAT UNION WORKERS WORK LESS THEN NON UNION,, WE KNOW THAT NOT TO BE TRUE. WE KNOW UNION WORKERS ARE THE VERY BACKBONE OF THIS COUNTRY. LET'S NOT BE NEGATIVE TOWARDS OUR SUPPORTERS BECAUSE WE REALLY NEED EACH OTHER AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE SINKING BOAT OF NON UNION INTO THE SHIP THAT'S SAILING CALLED UNION.

LET'S BE INFORMATIVE, LET'S BE STRONG, COURAGEOUS, & UNITED. TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS THANK YOU, NOW LETS GET READY FOR ORLANDO....ORLANDO NEEDS OUR ATTENTION & ENCOURAGEMENT. ORLANDO LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE.

Anonymous said...

This is my Opinion on Union Workers vs Non Union Workers...............

-----------UNION WORKERS----------
Set work standards for the working class.
Set working rights for the working class.
They have a voice to set up living standards.
AND
They are Hard workers.Can't loose their jobs for just any REASON.

----------Non UNION-workers-------
They run by company standards.
They run by company rights.
They have no voice in living standards.
AND
They are Hard workers.With the fear of losing their jobs for any REASON.

That's why Con-Way likes being UNION free.Because Con-Way doesn't want or have to Give rights or standards to the workers and to Con-Way wont matter how long you been working for or If your a Hard worker.They have the right to walk ANY of US right out the YARD.That people is called being an expendable Slave.

So people make a choice.Which one do we want to be??I vote UNION.

Anonymous said...

Orlando has the opportunity to open the doors to the rest of the company to be unionized !!!!! Why do you think they are working so hard at orlando . My brothers and sisters conway is spending a great deal of money to stop you from exercising your worker rights . Every word these union busters say us just another lie from conway

Anonymous said...

Ask yourself .do you want to continue to work under the Same working conditions. Or do you want to improve your working conditions? Nothing comes without a sacrifice! ! Orlando this is your time . Not only are you doing it for yourself but for many more . How long will you be treated like your nothing l And your worthless? Open your eyes . Do you like being threatened and harassed by your supervisors ? Logan Plew is really good at that .isint he? My brothers and sisters we need the union to represent us so that PEOPLE LIKE LOGAN PLEW UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE LAWS THAT PROTECT US FROM ARROGANT AND CARELESS CHILDREN LIKE HIM. VOTE YES VOTE THE UNION TO REPRESENT US .

Anonymous said...

I hope that NOF goes !! Your bothers at ntp are waiting !!! Vote yes....

Anonymous said...

Whether you’ve just had another setback chasing your dreams, been rejected by someone you care about, faced tragedy, or you’re just feeling drained from the ups and downs of this journey we call life, remember that things can turn around in an instant. All you have to do is keep moving forward, even when it feels like it would be easier to just forget it all .but there is a light ahead .stop the harassment and vote yes . Yes my brothers we can do it together. Vote vote yes Feb 5

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Anonymous said...

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.vote yes to the union yes union .Lets go orlando

Anonymous said...

GREAT WORDS OF WISDOM & ENCOURAGEMENT. I KNOW IT'S BEEN A MINUTE SINCE WE'VE HAD A WIN BUT ORLANDO WHEN YOU BRING US THIS WIN IT'S GOING TO CHANGE THE MOMENTUM OF THIS MOVEMENT. EVERYONE WILL BECOME ENERGIZED AGAIN! ORLANDO OTHER PETITIONS ARE COMING WE ALL STAND TOGETHER AS ONE.

THANK-YOU TO THE GUYS WHO VOTED YES TO UNION BUT JUST MISSED IT! WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE, & KEEP STANDING STRONG WITH US YOU GUYS WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY. ....THANK YOU!

UNION THIS YEAR 2015!

Anonymous said...

Totally correct. What is the number one characteristic you as an employee provide the company? The fact you are replaceable.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Lumberton NC is trying.

Anonymous said...

What has been going on at the terminals who have won? And what's been going on with the terminals that have lose? Any difference in treatment?

Anonymous said...

Miami teamster . ALL I CAN SAY IS FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU DESERVE, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A CHANCE AT IT IS BY VOTING YESSSSS!!!.

Anonymous said...

GOOD QUESTION & WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE TERMINALS THAT FILED CHARGES WITH THE NLRB, LIKE BUFFALO? HOW CLOSE ARE WE GETTING TO GETTING THOSE CHARGES RESOLVED?

Anonymous said...

GREAT ADVICE, WE'LL GET THERE IF WE KEEP VOTING YES ONE TERMINAL AT A TIME....LET'S KEEP HOPE & FAITH GOING....WE'RE IN THIS TO WIN IT

Anonymous said...

Yes Great questions! We need more info on what is going on at these terminals. There has been a shortage of information. It is hard to unite when we're not communicating.

Anonymous said...

NO WORD . TERMINALS KEEP YOUR PETITIONING PRIVATE. MIAMI IS WITH ALL OF YOU. VOTE YES LIKE WE DID

Anonymous said...

This is LEAN!!!!


http://www.solidarity-us.org/leanproduction

Anonymous said...

THIS IS TO THE CEO,THE PRESIDENT,VP OF OPERATIONS AND ALL THE HEAD EXECUTIVES ON THE PAYROLL OF CON-WAY FREIGHT LTL AND IF IT HAS TO ALSO DO WITH THE CHAIR HOLDERS OF THIS COMPANY STOP ALLOWING THEM TO SPEND THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS$$$$
THAT THERE SPENDING ON THE FIRM
CRUZ & ASSOCIATES UNION BUSTERS
TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR US AN OUR FAMILIES. VOTE YESSSSS !! FOR UNION REPRESENTATION TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE AND STOP SPENDING YOUR MILLIONS$$$ AND GIVE IT TO YOUR EMPLOYEES AT CON-WAY FREIGHT SO THEY CAN MAKE THIS A BETTER COMPANY AND WORK PLACE.
WITH ALL THAT SAID GET RID OF CON-WAY'S PRESIDENT
GREG LEHMKUHL ONCE AND FOR ALL WE NEED A CHANGE NOT GREED!!!!

ORALNDO TAKE IT ALL THE WAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! BRING IT HOME BABY!!! MIAMI WAS THE LOTTERY YOU WILL BE THE POWERBALL !!!!!

TAMPA WE ARE NEXT !!!!!

Anonymous said...

I AGREE & WE HAVE TO GT CHARGED UP FOR THE UPCOMING VOTING FOR ORLANDO. ...HOW'S IT GOING SO FAR IN YOUR BAR ORLANDO? GIVE A SHOUT OUT & LET US KNOW HOW YOU GUYS ARE COMING ALONG......

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO TAMPA,THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT GOD WILLING WE ARE GOING TO WIN JUST AS MAIMI DID AND I HOPE ONCE WE WIN YOU ALSO WILL WIN AS WE ARE CHANGING CONWAY TO WIN FOR THE BETTER AND BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR US AND OUR FAMILIES MAY GOD BLESS US AND OUR FAMILIES ALWAYS BROTHERS.

Anonymous said...

Yes! We need more information and communication from all the Barns even those who haven't voted or petition. Let's rebuild the energy!

Anonymous said...

GEORGIA HERE! It's plain and simple. The vast majority of NON-UNION workers bust their ass out of pure fear of losing their jobs. The vast majority of UNION workers bust their ass because they have PRIDE in being the BEST, and can work without fear for being fired for any reason deemed fit by the company, and are well taken care of in the benefits they receive ex. DIGNITY/RESPECT/INSURANCE/PENSION/OVERTIME. Equals hard work. But fear equals hard work also. Take your pick.

ulx dsr said...

At ulx we're getting the respect we deserve, we don't have a contract yet but we got some protection now, no fear of getting fire
don't forget we got a pay raise thanks to this union movement if we don't take advantage of this opportunity to get more terminals involved and get a decent contract lot of you who are on the fence will regret it in the future.we need better health coverage plan and a pension.

Anonymous said...

Lean part #1 LEAN PRODUCTION-HOW IT WORKS

The heart of lean production is reorganizing work to cut costs.  Sometimes it goes under names like "Total Quality Management" or "team concept" or "reengineering," but we prefer the more accurate title "Management by Stress."  Any worker is familiar with the "slogan of the month" new programs management comes up with to increase productivity.  While they say they want workers' "input," what they're really looking for is more "output."

Bosses have been reorganizing the way we work ever since the beginnings of industrial capitalism.  In the early twentieth century, it was called "Taylorism," after Fredrick Winslow Taylor, the father of Scientific Management.  Taylor urged employers to do time-motion studies of workers, concentrate all planning work in the hands of managers, and give workers detailed instructions on simple and repetitive tasks.  Henry Ford combined Taylor's ideas with the assembly line to increase the speed of work even more.  Later, automation—and now computerization—increased productivity (output per worker) even further.  Lean production is the latest version of these schemes to get more work out of fewer people.

Anonymous said...

Lean part #2 The AFL-CIO's economics helps the labor officialdom justify its strategy of labor-management cooperation.  The strategy of "jointness" has many benefits for the labor bureaucracy—it creates many more full-time union positions to administer labor-management cooperation schemas and it provides an alternative to the mobilization of rank and file workers which could endanger the political and social position of the officialdom.

Unfortunately, the AFL-CIO completely misunderstands how the capitalist system works.  Put simply, there are no "win-win" situations for both capitalists and workers.  Capitalism creates a "zero-sum game"—every gain for capitalists in competitiveness and profitability comes at the costs of workers' wages and working conditions.

It is true that one group of workers may gain short-term job security as a result of cooperating with their bosses.  However, these gains must come at the expense of other workers (now called "the competition").  And competition among workers has long-term consequences.  When workers—in different companies, workplaces or even departments—are pitted against one another, the race to the bottom is on.  The temporary winners will soon be asked for more givebacks as the next round of competition begins.

The conflict between workers and employers is built into the basic structure of capitalism.  Workers create the vast majority of accumulated wealth.  In the words of "Solidarity Forever": "It is we who plowed the prairies; built the cities where they trade; Dug the mines and built the workshops; endless miles of railroad laid."  Yet the capitalists control this productive wealth (land, machinery, offices, etc.).  They set up work in a way that ensures workers will create goods and services far beyond the value of what we take home in wages and benefits.  It is this "unpaid labor" that is the source of all profit in capitalist society.

Without the workers, no profits, no huge salaries for managers and executives, no new investment.  To increase profits, capitalists must get workers to work as long and as hard as possible—for as little as possible.  Our wages are their costs.  Any improvement for us, in pay or working conditions, must come out of profits—and vice versa.  Because the bosses' gains are the workers' losses, the interests of capitalists and workers are fundamentally opposed.  Try as they might-and many have—no one can wish away this basic conflict of interests.

Anonymous said...

Lean part #3 Without the workers, no profits, no huge salaries for managers and executives, no new investment.  To increase profits, capitalists must get workers to work as long and as hard as possible—for as little as possible.  Our wages are their costs.  Any improvement for us, in pay or working conditions, must come out of profits—and vice versa.  Because the bosses' gains are the workers' losses, the interests of capitalists and workers are fundamentally opposed.  Try as they might-and many have—no one can wish away this basic conflict of interests.

The driving forces of capitalism—profitability and competition-make the conflict between workers and capitalists continuous and irreconcilable.  What will bring the greatest return on their investment drives every major decision capitalists make.  Profits decide what is produced (tanks or deodorant), where it is produced (Indonesia or the U.S.) and how to produce it (hand tools or automated machinery).  The needs of consumers, the environment, workers do not matter.  As long as profits are made, capitalists do not care whether their factories pollute the air and water or working people suffer from unemployment, poverty and workplace diseases.  The infamous cost-benefit decision that led to the production of the Ford Pinto-profits were projected to be much greater than the money that could be lost to the lawsuits of the bereaved—is one example of the perverse logic of profitability.  Regardless of the desires of individual managers or owners, for capitalists the bottom line is the only line.

It's not greed that drives capitalists to get the biggest bang for their buck (although greed there is aplenty).  Competition is the disciplining force that forces each and every capitalist to minimize costs and maximize returns.  Lowering prices is the main way companies compete with one another.  The company that can offer the same quality product for a lower price (or a higher quality product for the same price) wins—that company increases its share of the market and makes more profits.  If management decides to raise their workers' wages or improve their conditions, the company's costs go up.  The company will not be able to offer its product for a competitive price; it will lose market share and make less profit than its competitors.  No one will invest in a business that is not making a good profit, so the company's source of money for new investments—needed to buy more efficient machines and computers-dries up.  Any capitalist who loses money—or even one who makes a lower profit rate than others—faces the possibility of going bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

Lean part #4 The cut-throat nature of capitalist competition can be clearly seen in the recent anti-trust trial against Microsoft.  In their quest to dominate the computer software market, Microsoft's executives have used every available means to eliminate potential competitors.  Microsoft's executives showed little concern for the fate of other corporate chieftains, much less the hundreds of thousands of workers whose livelihood was at stake.  The Microsoft case also shows the real limits of government attempts to regulate competition.  Only when other giant corporations (Sun, Netscape, America On-Line) find themselves harmed by "unfair competitive practices" does the government step in to "level the playing field."

Competition and the drive to maximize profits through the introduction of new technology spur capitalism to long periods of economic growth.  The twenty-five years after the Second World War were such a long capitalist boom.  But ironically, the very things capitalists do to remain competitive, especially the replacement of workers with new technology, eventually lead to falling profits on new investments and to long periods of economic stagnation and crisis like the one that began in the early 1970s and is just now ending.  This is because the introduction of new technology has contradictory effects on the capitalist system.  When each individual company invests in new technology, that company improves its competitive position vis a vis the others.  But at the same time, the rising cost of technology lowers the rate of profit for all the capitalists.  What had been a logical and rational decision for each competitor ultimately leads to lower profits for all, and thus a crisis for the whole system.

Falling profits intensify competitive pressures on capitalists to cut costs at the expense of workers.  As profits fell sharply in the early 1970s, capitalists began to search for ways to lower costs.  At first, it didn't occur to managers to break the union contracts that had helped provide stability for so long.  Chrysler set the ball rolling when it asked the UAW for concessions in 1979.  When other companies saw that union leaders were willing to say yes, they began an offensive against unions-and nonunion workers—that continues to this day.  Lean production marks the high point of corporate attacks on unions and government slashing of social benefits.

So John Sweeney has it wrong.  Taylorism, Fordism, and now lean production do make sense for capitalists.  And lean production seems to be bringing them positive results.  Combined with the elimination of the least profitable companies through bankruptcies and mergers, lean production's reduction of wages and increases in productivity have brought some increase in corporate profits since the early 1990s.  Capitalists and their representatives in government are keenly aware that the only way they can continue this recovery of profitability is to continue and deepen lean production.

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone is satisfied with the raise , everyone watch and see as soon as the numbers aren't there you guessed it raise will be gone, as soon as conway thinks they won everything will be back like before and guess what the no votes oh well , im sure everyone had a meeting saying how important it is to nake more money to sustain the raise, there way of saying sorry the money is not there for the raise, but bare with us ok, and the faithful you guessed it they will say ok no problem.

Anonymous said...

Ups is geting .50 each year to 2018 they will be over 28.00hr what will we be at Chicagoland got a big .12 this year And was told that's are cost of liveing for the year

Anonymous said...

MIAMI TEAMSTER, ORLANDO BROTHERS AND SISTERS THE ONLY WAY TO RETAIN YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS, BENEFITS AND WAGES IS TO HAVE A UNION CONTRACT, IF YOU VOTE NO IT WILL BE LOST SOONER OR LATER, WE ALL KNOW THIS CONWAY EXECUTIVES WELL ENOUGH, WE HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE , DON'T BE FOOLED THE POWER IS IN YOUR HAND , VOTE YESSSS!! IS THE ONLY WAY TO SECURE YOUR FUTURE.

Anonymous said...

BRAND NEW TRUCKS FOR CONWAY CROSSING EVERYDAY FROM MEXICO TO HERE IN LAREDO ON THE WAY TO THE NORTH,AND CONWAY DON'T WANT TO SPEND MONEY ON US. THEY GOING TO SPEND ARE MONEY IN CAMERA'S OR ANYTHING ON THE TRUCKS AND THEY FORGET ABOUT US CONWAY DON'T CARE ABOUT US WE ARE JUST A NUMBER.

Anonymous said...

At this time we would like to compare the Yes vote and the No vote.
The YES vote
When you vote “YES” this means you win. What have you won?
1. The right to call yourself a Teamster
2. The right to say, you are a member of the Teamsters Union, the strongest and most democratic labor union in the world.
3. The right to Union Representation
4. The right to Representation during collective bargaining
5. The right to Representation at investigatory interviews
6. The right to Representation during a grievance procedure
7. The right to file a grievance
8. The right to have a voice on the job
9. The right to job security
10. The right to Weingarten Rights
11. The right to Just Cause
12. The right to Seniority
13. The right to a contract
14. The right to vote for or against a contract
15. The right to Collective bargaining
16. The right to vote what is in a contract
17. The right to vote for a Union Stewart
18. The right to enforce safety on the job
19. The right to Strike
20. The right to a Teamster Union provided attorney
21. The right to Tax deductible Dues
22. The right not to pay dues until an agreement on the first contract is reached
23. The right to vote for or against Union Representatives
The No Vote
When you vote No, this means you lost. What did you lose? All of the above; any questions?

Anonymous said...

When is xau going to vote and why is no one talking Union anymore?has con job won?

Anonymous said...

Vote YES for your future. As the economy continues to improve and Con-way continues to become more successful. Don't you want to participate in their success. By voting YES your saying that you want to be part of this journey of success. Well what happens when you vote no. Immediately it is over, done, finished. Your voice has told corporate that You except high deductibles , high out of pocket maximums. A small match only to funds you contribute to a 401k. No monetary compensation if you don't participate. A NO pension plan. You will remain a at will employee. Control of your destiny is solely up to their discretion. We the employees continue to be satisfied with less year over year. Just look how our deductibles have risen. Ask yourself Wouldn't you want a say in your employment. Having a say in benefits , retirement, work rules in writing not subject to change at a moments notice. Your family counts on you to make smart decisions that effect yours and their future. Voting no is like giving up on them. Your family is worth every moment of Con-way unionizing. Your worth it. There is just no other way to vote. VOTE YES !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Miami teamster drver : YOU VOTE YES. , THEY TREATYOU W RESPET, THATS WHY YOU NEED TO VOTE YES, DON'T BE AFRAID, BROTHERS & SISTERS, OF THOSE RATLLE SNAKE S. ( UNION. BUSTERS ) YOU. VOTE IS SECRET. LET THEM SAY ALL THE LIES THEY WHANT,DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE PRESURE ,GUYS. IS SIMPLE VOTE. YES , NOF

Anonymous said...

For all driver's running line you better wake up when con-way go's LEAN NATION WIDE what's con way's biggest expense$$$$don't think because you have good service rank LEAN DOS NOT LOOK AT THAT. It's con way's fright you don't have a contract that says we have to run line hull so get ready to run the city. And conway would save million of dollars in line hull by subserviecing out your Job!!

Anonymous said...

Xau is still here we are takeing are time doing things right to insure a victory we have nothing but time on are side the Midwest will blow it's top soon

Anonymous said...

MIAMI TEAMSTER DRIVER ... ORLANDO DONT LET THOSE FILTHY RATS (UNION BUSTERS ) DECIDE FOR YOU ,AS SOON AS THE ELECTION IS OVER THEY'LL BE ON THEIR WAY TO THE BANK . STAY STRONG AND UNITED.

Anonymous said...

Miami teamster ,Orlando ,don't be afraid ,stay together till the end we did it .for a better tomorrow for you and your family , vote YES.

Anonymous said...

Xau doing right thing theirs no rush
Make sure we get another victory
We here with u guys 101%
Midwest lets do this. X?? on your side.
X?? Coming strong too
We make con way profit we got power
We could win together as a team

LAREDO DRIVER said...

ORLANDO JUST KEEP THE GOOD WORK YOU DOING WE SUPPORT YOU GUYS FROM!!!! LAREDO TEXAS!!!!!100% WITH YOU GUYS, LET'S LUPE TALKING SHIT AND DON'T FORGET TO VOTE YES VOTE YES,VOTE YES,YES,YES,YES.

Anonymous said...

NMF,TEAMSTER DRIVER. , NOF. VOTE YES, DON'T BE AFRAID, (THE COMPANY,THEY ARE THE ONE. AFRAID )Off getting the union. Union busters you should be ashamed off your self, when you get home and look your wife and kids, you guys are worse then rats, vote yes nof, send those rats back. Where there belong god blessyou

Anonymous said...

MIAMI TEAMSTER, WE ARE BEHIND YOU 100% , ORLANDO VOTE YES, IS THE ONLY WAY TO GAIN RESPECT AND DIGNITY FOR YEARS TO COME .

Anonymous said...

Patrick USB is leaving ? Who is going to be new SCM is it that punk from ULA mark Logan bring him on !!! UNION YES

the leprechaun said...

If you have tattoos don't expose it in front of mark logan.he's prejudiced

Anonymous said...

"Even police officers , airline pilots are members of union because they know is good for them as well for their families so why can't we have the same for our families . Con way only cares for their own benefit !"

REALLY EINSTEIN?? OF COURSE CON-WAY CARES FOR THEIR OWN BENEFIT, IF THEY DIDN'T YOU'D BE UNDER PAID AND REALLY BITCHIN!

WHAT'S GOOD FOR US? AN UNDER FUNDED PENSION, AND THE ILLUSION OF FREE HEALTH INSURANCE?? NEWS FLASH....THE MONEY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COMES FROM SOMEWHERE, IT'S NOT FREE! AS FOR THE PENSION, CENTRAL STATES IS SO FAR UNDER WATER IT'S NEEDS AN ARK TO SURVIVE, WHICH IS NOT FORTHCOMING!

OUR SCOPE OF BUSINESS IS NOT THE SAME AS UPS. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T REALIZE IT!

IF CON-WAY IS SO TERRIBLE THEN WHY STAY? IF ANYONE CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION INTELLIGENTLY THEN THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS BLOG WILL SUCK YOUR DICK!

IF IT'S SO FUCKIN BAD...TAKE THE TRAIN! LEAVE, VAMOOSE, OR WHATEVER OTHER BI-LINGUAL BULLSHIT YOU WANT TO USE TO DESCRIBE DEPARTURE!

GET ON BOARD WITH CON-WAY AND HELP, OTHERWISE GET THE FUCK OUT!

Anonymous said...

Anyoneknow what happen at Bakersfield with David Cotter? Did Greg keep his word and fire him? And if cotter get fired whos taking his place?Mayb another Abe?

Anonymous said...

WTG CHICAGO ! PETITION FILED. YES ALL THE WAY

Anonymous said...

Miami teamster ,all I can tell the rest of you is what a difference in the treatment now that they know they have to go through the union to fuck with us , VOTE YES AND YOU'LL SEE THE DEFERENCE.GOD BLESS.

Anonymous said...

Lean on over and grab your ankles is what conway wants history repeats it's self another recession is gonna happen again never forget when they gave us paycut took vacation 401 k and so on.

LAREDO DRIVER said...

GOOD JOB CHICAGO YOU GUYS ON THE RIGHT TRACK,WE SUPPORT YOU 100% HERE FROM LAREDO TEXAS,IF YOU GUYS NEED ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAD PROPAGANDA AGAINST THE UNION JUST CONTACT US WE PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION,DON'T FORGET TO RECORDER EVERYTHING OR TAKE PICTURES ABOUT ALL NEGATIVE PROPAGANDA,I'M PROUD OF YOU GUYS AND THANK YOU FOR MAKE THIS MOVEMENT STRONGER..

Anonymous said...

Thas why need vote yes for respect

Anonymous said...

About time. When are the mechanics going to do something?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't mark Logan the scm for union abf Fontana and was fired for sexual harassment what a great role model.

Anonymous said...

HEY WHO IS THE DUMB ASS TALKING ABOUT GET ON BOARD. MAN YOU NEED TO SEE OUT SERIOUS HELP, YOU SOUND LIKE A CON-WAY PHYSCO ROBOT. GUESS WHAT WE'RE NOT GOING NO WHERE. THANKS FOR THAT BUCK-TWENTY-FIVE SPEECH... ARE YOU FIRST COUSINS TO ABE FUCHT & NORTH KOREA'S LEADER? ABE IS SO I GUESS THAT MAKES YOU SECOND KISSING COUSINS.

PEOPLE THIS US A TRUE EXAMPLE OF A BRAIN WASH EMPLOYEE GONE BAD. WE DESPERATELY NEED THE UNION & HELL NO WE AIN'T GOING NOWHERE WE MADE THIS COMPANY WHAT IT IS TODAY. LET'S GET WHAT'S OURS OR END UP TALKING LIKE THAT ROBOT WHO'S TELLING US TO GET THE FUCK OUT, HE'S A REAL HOT SAD MESS.

UNION NOW & FOREVER FOR CON-WAY 2015.....

Anonymous said...

HEY YOU LUPE LEAVE ROBERT ALONE,YOU THINK YOU CAN SCARE HIM I DON'T THINK SO JUST WAIT AND YOU WILL SEE.

Anonymous said...

Hum.... just a thought. If my CEO wasn't paid a MILLION DOLLAR BONUS maybe I would have more affordable health care costs! What's your thoughts on that?

Anonymous said...

Where's the video of the greatest year in the history of the company? Can't wait to see that one! Maybe it includes some OT after 8 for the south!

Anonymous said...

This person is a moron. What are they talking about an underfunded pension? Do you realize that even if we went master freight agreement we still wouldn't have to enter into the multi employer pension plan which I agree has its flaws. I bet you're gonna tell us next that if we vote union that we will have to take a 15% pay cut right. That one is going around . Well I'm no Einstein but if that were the case that would be right up Conways alley. Pay cut hell yea vote the union in they would say. If we would have to take a paycut then Conway wouldn't be fighting the union so hard. This is not about money for me. I'm content with my hourly wage. I would like to see some OT after 8 and company paid health insurance and a pension. Most of all this is about RESPECT. I think every human being should treat each other with the dignity and respect they deserve and Conway is definitely lacking in that dept. When you are talked to like your a 3 year old, it gets OLD. Oh and don't ever call out management on something that goes against company policy or you're considered disruptive. Even if it's safety related. I'm sick of it. It's time that management is held accountable for their screw ups as well, instead of this good ol boy club they have going. It's funny how they have each other's back but it's rare to see drivers stick up for each other. That needs to change. The only way to get all these things is to vote yes. Trust me the open door policy doesn't work. How do you want it? INDIVIDUAL BEGGING or COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. I prefer COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Anonymous said...

Attention the Get on Board with Con-way Poster!
I never wanted the Teamsters in the start of my career at Con-way, all I ever wanted is the promises made to us in 1990.
Like the CF Pension plan that was offered to all non-contractual employees. What would have been $2800.00 a month will now be about $750.00. Before you say or think it what they are putting in the 401K will never come close to the monthly payment we could have received, I have done the math, you do the math and know I AM RIGHT!
The original Health plan was exceptional now it is about as poor as they come. They told me then it was exceptional so they could keep the union out. So the bottom line exceptional Health Care keeps the Union Away! Con-way has not learned it's lesson from time past. The seed of distrust will yield Con-way a large harvest of unionization. If you done the right thing from the start this company would be the best in the nation.

Anonymous said...

That's right a new recession is coming and it's called LEAN!!!

Anonymous said...

THIS GOES TO THE GUY WHO WANTS AN INTELLIGENT ANSWER.WHY WOULD YOU ASK FOR AN INTELLIGENT ANSWER WHEN OBVIOUSLY YOUR IQ IS NO SMARTER THAN A DRIED UP PEANUT AND COMPARING YOU TO A PEANUT ITS IN INSULT TO THE PEANUT.

BUT ILL GIVE YOU AN ANSWER ANYWAYS.SO PUT DOWN YOUR CRAYONS AND WIPE THE SLOBBER FROM YOUR MOUTH.
THIS FIGHT WITH CON-WAY IS ABOUT RESPECT FOR ALL ITS HARD WORKING PEOPLE.THE PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF BEING PUSHED LIKE SLAVES,THEY'RE TIRED OF BEING LIED TO.ITS ABOUT HAVING STANDARDS AND RIGHTS,AND THE UNION WILL HELP GET THOSE GOALS IN WRITING.
EVEN YOUR STUPID COMMENT ABOUT BEING UNDER PAID STATES THAT IF THERE WASN'T SOME KIND OF WAGE STANDARD SET BY UNION WORKERS WE WOULDN'T BE GETTING WHAT WE HAVE NOW.EVEN CON-WAY USES THE LINE ABOUT HAVING STANDARDS BECAUSE OF WHAT UNION HAVE TO OFFER.OR MAYBE YOU HAVEN'T HEARD THEM SAY WE OFFER COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGES CLOSE TO WHAT UNIONS OFFER OR BETTER.(THATS A LIE)

AS FOR THE BUSINESS SCOPE.YOUR SAYING THAT UPS DRIVERS ARE WORTH MORE THAN CON-WAY DRIVERS?BECAUSE IF YOU ARE THEN GO BACK TO FIGHTING FOR YOUR GAY RIGHTS.

I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR CON-WAY FOR 5 YEARS AND I SEEN OVER 100 PEOPLE COME AND GO AT THE LOCATION I WORK AT.THAT'S SAD FOR A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR COMPANY.IT CAN'T KEEP WORKERS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO UNDER PAY THEM.
SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO HELP THE WORKERS OF THIS COUNTRY BY SETTING BETTER STANDARDS JUST GO BACK UNDER DOUG'S OR GREG'S DESK OR BOTH AND KEEP SUCKING THEIR DICKS SINCE YOU LIKE THE LOAD THEY GIVE YOU.

PS. I WANT TO APOLOGISE TO THE PEANUT FOR COMPARING IT TO SUCH A LOW LIFE. BRING THE UNION TO CON-WAY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I HOPE THE DUMBASS THATS WEARING THESE KNEE PADS NEVER BECOMES DISABLED. YOUR POSITION WILL DEFINETLY BE FILLED. MUST BE PART OF MANAGEMENT. NEVER SAW SO MANY ILLITERATE EMPLOYEES THAT DONT SEE THEY ARE GETTING SCREWED. PEOPLE QUIT LIVING FOR WHAT YOU GET WEEKLY , AND THiNK ABOUT YOUR FUTURES. CON-WAY IS USING ASS KISSERS AS A PAWN TO OPPEASE ALL DRIVERS. IT DONT TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT. VOTE YES

Anonymous said...

Come on Gregory it's been some time now where is your next video? Dont forgt to mention the fight against the union and how much it is costing the company.

Anonymous said...

Money that could have been spent on the hard working people here at CON-WAY

Anonymous said...

It's called getting screwed. If you feel good about it then LEAN over and grab your ankles. If not then CHECK the box that says YES.

Anonymous said...

This one goes out to the board of directors... CHANGE CON-WAY or give it to the competition.

Anonymous said...

LUPE CRUZ AKA CAPULINA HE SAID HE NEVER WORKED FOR THE UNION WELL HE DID HE WORKED FOR UNITE HERE HE GETS PAID TO LIE TO EVERYONE DONT BELIVE WHAT HE SAYS EVERYTHING THAT COMES FROM HIS BIG UGLY MOUTH HE WORKED HELPING LATINOS ORGANIZED AND NOW HE STABS THEM IN THE BACK FOR HIS OWN BENFIT HES A BIG UGLY RAT

Anonymous said...

DID ANYONE HAVE THE TATTOOS WHEN THEY WERE HIRED? IF NOT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INDICATED AT TIME OF HIRING. IF TATTOOS WERE ACQUIRED AFTER HIRING EMPLOYEES SHOULD HAVE BEEN INFORMED IT'S AGAINST COMPANY POLICY OTHER WISE MARK LOGAN IS DISPLAYING ACTS OF DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT & ANN ARBOR NEEDS TO BE INFORMED ABOUT MARK LOGAN'S CONDUCT OR CON-WAY NEEDS TO PUT IT IN WRITING THEY PROHIBIT THE DISPLAY OF TATTOOS IF THE ARE GOING TO PROTECT MARK LOGAN'S BEHAVIOR.

IN OTHER WORDS IF IT WASN'T AN ISSUE UPON HIRING & IF IT'S AN ISSUE NOW CON-WAY NEEDS TO INFORM IN WRITING. MARK LOGAN IS A DAM SEXUAL FRUSTRATED LEPRECHAUN WHO SHOULD SEE A THERAPIST ABOUT HIS SEXUAL DESIRES. THAT'S WHY HE WAS LET GO FROM THE OTHER LTL COMPANY. IT'S NOT THAT MARK HATES TATTOOS HE'S SEXUALLY TURNED ON BY TATTOOS.

VOTE YES TO UNION TO STOP CON-WAY FROM PUTTING PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IN LEADERSHIP. MARK NEEDS SERIOUS HELP & THE UNION WILL FORCE HIS ASS TO GET IT OR GET THE HELL OUT OF MANAGEMENT. ...KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & DEFEND YOUR FREEDOM OF CHOICE PEOPLE.