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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why Unions Are the Seeds of Democracy

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why you southern states will never see over time after 8 ! The map clearly shows why you don't have OT. Up here in the North they don't dare take away OT after 8 for fear of Union retaliation. This is Union country up here, and they know it. Even though we haven't voted a terminal in yet our time will come very soon!! Over time is about a third of your check a major difference in life style. If we can have it so can you! You guys in the South deserve it. Why anyone would vote No is beyond me. Go out and get what you deserve we will be joining the fight very soon Union Yes!!!!

Anonymous said...

i hope you get the union.i worked 15 years there and retired and get $200.00 a month retirement.they took away are sick days,made us post minute by minute and mile all day long.and also beware the new manager started this and will cut your throat and send you down the road in a heart beat.

Anonymous said...

OT is 34.00$ a hr add it up

Anonymous said...

More union propaganda

Anonymous said...

Everyone should watch and listen to Tom Hartman on fm 92.7 on the radio. Instead of watching Fox News go to any hospital any waiting area that has a tv and they have Fox News on,thats because management and corporate and Wall Street don't want the American people watching real news,they want u to watch there fake news so they can dumb the American people down and make slaves of us to work for peanuts.wake up people we need the unions back and we need to stand up against management and corporate in unity!!!!

truthseeker said...

You're probably an uninformed dumbass zombie who watch or listen to fox news.educate Yourself before you start repeating corporate talking points it's not union propaganda it's a fact.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU BLOGGER FOR INFORMING BECAUSE PEOPLE ASK FOR THE TRUTH BUT THRY REALLY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH. IF WANT YOU FACTS & NOT TALKING POINTS YOU HAVE TO BE OPEN BECSUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY THE ACTORS ON FOX ARE GETTING PAID ARE YOU? IS CON-JOB TAKING CARE OF OUR NEEDS & RIGHTS AS EMPLOYEES? COME ON BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF. WE KNOW THEY DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT LOYALTY SO BEFORE NUMBSKULL & LEAN COMPLETELY DESTROYS THIS COMPANY I WOULD SEEK OUT ALL THE FACTS & PROCEED WITH BEING UNION. I STILL FEEL NUMBSKULL IS GETTING A HUGH OUTSIDE PAYOFF TO TAKE CON-WAY OUT....THINK ABOUT IT, THE CONTINUOUS PRICE HIKE TO OUR CUSTOMERS EVEN THOUGH WE ARE LOSING CUSTOMERS LEFT & RIGHT. NNC HAS LOST 4 MAJOR ACCOUNTS IN MARCH BECAUSE OF PRICING. NUMBSKULL NEEDS TO GO BECAUSE YOU CAN'T RUN A CORPORATION WITHOUT CUSTOMERS, FOX NEWS WATCHERS. .....

Anonymous said...

Let me make it clear to the guy that called me dumb ass what meant is America is being dumb down by watching Fox News thats why u have Fox News on where ever u go because big bussness wants u to watch Fox News so u can be brain washed!!!

truthseeker said...

I wasn't calling you a dumb ass. I agree 100% with your comment.

Anonymous said...

CSR here .........Think about it, why do you think Greg Lehmkuhl is spending so much money on preventing the unions from coming in........Figured it out yet???? Because corporate greed. Company does not want you to make more money. They had the biggest profits last year yet they cant give it back to the ones who make it possible....Go figure...So you wonder why you cannot get a bigger paycheck. You need the union to come in and represent you. The company wont go broke. That is the biggest lie they tell you. You don't have to pay union dues. You will be so much better with the union. You need to vote yes to the union. You will get a good 5 dollars an hour increase plus better benefits. Don't let them tell you they don't control that and Obama is the reason why the insurance is so much. Not true. Conway has to remain just above the Obamacare benefits yet they remain just above passing the costs off to the employees. Think about it....You're paying the difference because you're company wont.

Anonymous said...

GREAT DIALOGUE GUYS AGREEING AT THE END OF THE DAY WE AS EMPLOYEES & OUR GENERAL WELFARE IS WHAT MATTERS. HOPING ALL OUR VOICES FOR CHANGE WILL COME TOGETHER ESPECIALLY IN APRIL TO GET THE JOB DONE OF BECOMING FINALLY UNION. ADMINISTRATOR GREAT VIDEO, & YOU KNOW THERE WILL BE SOME WHO LISTEN TO IT & SAY THEY WANT THE TRUTH BUT CAN'T THE TRUTH. IN MY OPINION FOX IS AN OUTLET TO PUSH CERTAIN PARTIES AGENDAS. THE FOX ACTORS ARE GETTING PAID BIG TIME, MORE MONEY TO THESE GUYS TO PUSH AMERICANS HARD IN THE DIRECTION OF THAT PARTY INTEREST & THERE'S SO MUCH $$$ FLOWING INTO FOX NEWS, MORE MONEY THAN YOU & I COULD EVERY DREAM OF. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT NUMBSKULL IS DOING, HE'S CUT PENSION OUT ALL TOGETHER, 401K IS NOT MATCHED AS IT HAS BEEN BEFORE & HEALTH INSURANCE WELL IT'S JUST PLAIN CRAPPY. SO FOR NUMBSKULL HE HAS SHOWN THE SHAREHOLDERS THIS IS PURE PROFIT & HELL THEY DON'T CARE HOW HE ACHEIVED IT JUST AS LONG AS THEY GET THESE HUGH PROFIT RETURNS.

NOW MOVING FORWARD HOW WILL NUMBSKULL KEEP THE SHAREHOLDERS HAPPY? YOU CAN'T MAKE A PROFIT & BE COMPETITIVE IF YOU'RE LOSING CUSTOMERS WITH THE INCREASE OF PRICING. NNC HAS LOST 4 MAJOR COMPANIES IN THE MONTH OF MARCH ALONE & THE CUSTOMER ADMITTED IT WAS BECAUSE OF PRICING. PEOPLE WE NEED UNION BAD AT CON-WAY BECAUSE NUMBSKULL IS GETTING PAID FROM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE TO KEEP MAKING THESE BAD DECISIONS THAT'S TAKING CON-WAY DOWN THE DRAIN FAST. MANAGEMENT COULD BE MORE PRO-ACTIVE IN GETTING THIS NUT OUT THE COMPANY BUT HE HAS THEM BLINDED BY THESE BIG BONUSES HE GIVES OUT. THAT KEEPS MGMT IN CHECK AS HE REPLACES THEM ONE BY ONE WITH THE LEAN EINSTEINS (ANALYTICAL ROBOTS WITH NO KNOWLEDGE OF OPERATIONS & HAVE NEVER RUN A TERMINAL IN THEIR LIFE) THE LIFE COACH BABIES GENERATION X.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR GENERATING PROFITS FOR THE COMPANY? NUMBSKULL WILL NEXT PROBABLY GIVE US HEALTH INSURANCE VOUCHERS FOR $750 & TELL US WE'RE ON OUR OWN. PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHILDREN, SPOUSES, PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, WE WILL HAVE IT REALLY ROUGH BUT THIS WOULD AGAIN CREATE A HUGH PROFIT VICTORY FOR NUMBSKULL. PLEASE DON'T THINK THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, LOOK AT HIS TRACK RECORD HE'S CERTAINLY CAPABLE OF DOING IT.

TO THE TERMINALS WHO VOTED NO LAST YEAR, THIS IS YOUR SECO ND CHANCE & YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. READ THE OTHER BLOGS, LOOK AT WHAT IS BEING DONE AT NAT. THESE MGRS ARE TRYING TO SURVIVE THE BEST THEY CAN BEFORE NUMBSKULL REPLACES THEM WITH THE NEW NORMAL OF LEAN. HE'S AWARDED A DOO POSITION TO SOMEONE THAT WAS OVER LEAN WITH NO OPERATIONS EXPERIENCE & HE'S NEVER RUN A TERMINAL BEFORE, 31 YEARS OLD (AGAIN A LEAN PRODUCTION GENERATION X). IN THEIS HUGH COMPANY HE COULDN'T FIND ANYONE THAT HAD YEARS OF EXPERIENCE RUNNING ALL SIZES OF TERMINALS & HAVE BEEN WITH THIS COMPANY FOR YEARS HE COULDN'T FIND ONE PERSON WHO WAS CAPABLE & HAS THE QUALIFICATIONS? THE ANSWER IS NO BECAUSE ITS NOT ABOUT QUALIFICATIONS IT'S ABOUT REWARDING SOMEONE THAT COULD GO ALONG WITH HIS SICK TWISTED IDEAS & SOMEONE HE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THREATENED BY. IT'S SO SAD I KNOW WE ARE THE LAUGHING COW IN THIS INDUSTRY.

DO WE REALLY WANT ANOTHER YEAR OF NUMBSKULL RUNNING THIS SHIP? PLEASE PEOPLE BE HONEST & RECOGNIZE THE SITUATION WE'RE IN FOR WHAT IT IS. NO ONE GIVES A DAMN ABOUT US EMPLOYEES BUT US EMPLOYEES SO LET'S GET ON BOARD A UNION THAT WILL BE ON OUR SIDE. UNION 2015 & THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG....

Anonymous said...

They can't get rid of overtime in the north , just over hire ,like they have in xpn,take take take ,was better off last year with overtime and less per hour,but the sheep here just can't figure that out.

Anonymous said...

And sooner the better!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well Said CSR!! Dock workers would get a $10 raise. mechanics would get $5 raise its a No Brainer Union Yes!!

Anonymous said...

Its funny how everyone just blames Greg Lehmkuhl.You guys do realize he has a boss right.Someone controls him.This company is not just ran by Greg Lehmkuhl.Does anyone know who has the meetings with the investors?who is always looking for higher profits so he and the rest of the slave drivers get a bigger payout every quarter.I believe he's the main problem its not just Lehmkuhl.This guys is making multi millions off the working slaves and no one seems to care.You guys need to follow the chain of command to get to the root problem.Lets not just pull the weed from the top we need to get to the bottom of it....But for starters we need to unite.WE need to stop being sheep to the greedy...And vote for the UNION.But for some just being slaves is good enough.SOME people just don't have the drive to be better and thats why this management thinks were a bunch of uneducated monkeys.

Anonymous said...

Its starts in your own barn! NNC has a shitty HR person. He lies and says one thing but does something else. I know people that wont even call him because he's full of shit. How can you even have consistency? Its a shitty run company now with HR destroying everything. Bring in the union, let them settle the discrepancies, push our pay up and give us better retirement!!! It's simple economics!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shitty attitude and management is coming back on the West Coast we will be voting again soon and you know what the answer will be

Anonymous said...

ask your manager about the lawsuits that have been going on on the West Coast we have been getting checks for the last two months one was $2500 for line drivers the other was about five to $600 for everybody we have a Nother one coming up from Northern California for not allowing city drivers to take their lunch in between their 4th to 6th hour

Anonymous said...

It's true that you don't have to pay union dues in a right to work state but why wouldn't you. These people are representing us. A lawyer will not represent anyone without a fee. Same goes for the union. I think it shouldn't be an option to pay or not to pay. "Right To Work" was designed to weaken the unions by giving people the option to choose representation but without having to pay for it. You can do it but I wouldn't advise it. It's pretty low in my book for those who don't pay dues. I'm not accusing you of supporting that just a warning to those who would take advantage of it.

Anonymous said...

Con-way doesnt care if you take lunch or breaks..Its all about how far they can push the slaves to Improve their profits.What their paying out is nothing compare to what they made in the past 3 years...and I ask you in your terminals how many peopoe have you seeb come and go because they get fed up because all Conway does is push push for more.And what do we get? Lean is what i see.and what does lean do? It makes us a more efficient slaves.All it is.shut up and work harder faster and we want to see bigger bonuses for Us(The big shots).Thats lean.

Anonymous said...

They care trust me they do because if they didn't they wouldn't be spending out on these union busters or what they call Consultants. People keep on keeping on because what might seems as chump change compared to the profits they have made last year and years past doesn't compare to the money they have shelled out since this go union campaign began. Yes we know the have deep pockets NOW but they had no intentions o n paying out $$$ for this length of time. And they are still paying out to stop this movement. People don't look at the road ahead as being to hard to climb, let's stick together until we getter done.

If they keep paying out on fines & I know it's not as much as the hugh profits there are bringing in, but if a good majority of terminals file with the NLRB it takes CON-WAY a little time to come up with a another play. They have to go back and regroup so they won't get more fines & there's where these high paid an hour consultants come in. Oh, HELL YEAH THEY CARE & IT'S BAD PUBLICITY THAT GETS OUT FOR CON-WAY. THAT IS ONE REASON THE HAVE A ROUGH TIME IN RECRUITING, KEEPING PEOPLE IN THE DRIVING SCHOOL & CAMPAIGING FOR DOCK WORKERS TO GET INTO THE SCHOOL. I DON'T KNOW HOW SUCCESSFUL ANYONE ELSE BARN IS BUT NNC DRIVING SCHOOL IS TRULY SAD.

DON'T GET SIDE TRACK BY LEAN WE ALL KNOW WHAT LEAN IS ABOUT, BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP MOVING. AS FAR AS BEING EFFICIENT SLAVES I DON'T THINK THE NEWBIES WILL GO FOR IT THAT'S WHY THEY LEAVE SHORTLY AFTER THE ARRIVE.

REMEMBER PEOPLE LEAN IS NOT A MODULE FOR LOGISTICS ALTHOUGH THAT'S WHAT LEAN IS PUSHING. REMEMBER TO KEEP MOVING TOWARDS UNION THIS YEAR & WE WILL SEE WHO'S THE SLAVE WHEN THEY START CRYING BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO OPEN THAT FAT WALLET TO SHARE THE WEALTH. LET'S STAY EMPOWERED & KEEP MOVING.....

A BIG SHOUT OUT TO ANN ARBOR WHO READS THESE BLOGS ON THE REGULAR. A BIG SHOUT OUT TO LEAN -GENERATION X WHO ALL HAVE LIFE COACHES THEY TALK TO DAILY......WHAT A HOT MESS!!!!!

C'MON UNION 2015! !!!! ANN ARBOR THE SLAVES SHACKLES ARE BREAKING & WE'RE COMING FOR OUR FAT BONUSES. ....BE SCARED, BE VERY SCARED, LEAN CAN NEVER STOP US......THIS IS OUR DESTINY!!!! C'MON EVERYONE LET'S LIGHT THIS TOURCH & KEEP MOVING...

ANN ARBOR GET READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF FREQUENT FLYERS TICKETS WE WON'T GIVE UP.

Anonymous said...

Miami teamster. Yeah lean your medical benefits, lean your hours , and lean your future, UNION YESSS!,

Anonymous said...

Who or what process picks the presidents for this company ?They sure have a bad track record not too mention the reasons why they are here no more.

Anonymous said...

Penison packages at Conway frt need now at Conway union yes