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Thursday, November 19, 2015


We received this message from the Justice for Port Drivers campaign and wanted to share it with you!
As Amazon announced a plan to hire 100,000 temps to handle the holiday rush, the ugly truth about the horrid conditions of those who work in the company’s supply chain are being revealed. Recently, warehouse worker Jeff Lockhart Jr., a married father of three, died working at an Amazon fulfillment center in Chester, Virginia. But it isn’t just in Amazon’s warehouses that workers are suffering. Consider the story of Julio Garcia, who hauls imports for Amazon off the docks at our nation’s largest seaport – the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach.
Day in and day out, Julio Garcia gets in the company’s truck, drives to the port, and transports the electronics, clothes, and toys that Americans buy online every day from Amazon,com . Julio Garcia consistently works 50-60 hour weeks as a professional truck driver, yet his family was denied a home loan by the bank because they deemed his income “unstable.”
How could this be? Julio Garcia drives full-time for one of Amazon’s contractors, a giant company called XPO Logistics that is valued at more than $2.5 Billion. XPO, like thousands of similar American corporations, engages in an employment scheme that leaves his family unable to show a “stable” income despite “stable” work by treating its workers as employees but paying them as “independent contractors.” This scheme not only allows them to avoid payroll taxes, but also lets the company deduct their business expenses from drivers’ paychecks. They charge the drivers to drive the company truck, charge him to register, insure, fuel, and maintain their truck, and they even charge drives to park the company trucks at the company yard! “There are weeks that they charge me so much that I make less than the minimum wage – and some weeks I owe the company for the privilege of working for them,” said Julio Garcia.

This is wage theft and it is illegal, so Julio Garcia is one of more than 700 professional truck drivers in California who have filed a claim with the state Labor Commissioner. This week, he and his coworkers delivered a petition with a list of their demands. It’s fallen on deaf ears, so XPO drivers are again on strike – their 8thstrike in the last two years.

Sincerely,
Justice for Port Drivers campaign

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here we Go..... XPO chose red for there color from all the Blood sucking they will do!!

Anonymous said...

XPO chief Bradley Jacobs wants to create a one-stop shop for logistics service and Karr says feedback from customers, as well as the potential cost savings a bigger XPO can extract from operations, suggests big value over the long run.

Can anyone explain what Bradley means by this,>>>>>cost savings a bigger XPO can extract from operations??..... Could this mean operations cuts? Oh yeah that's right. No changes for a year. Everything is good. Because we love xpo and xpo loves us..Right?

Anonymous said...

So glad we are XPO NOW....

The five-day strike was initiated Oct. 26 by drivers at Pac 9 Transportation and XPO Logistics.
“This is the third strike at XPO,” driver Manuel Gonzales told the Militant. “The other two times I stayed home and didn’t work. This time I’m on the picket line. I want them to see me. They cheat us on the miles they pay us. We pay for everything. Now is a good time to try for the union.”
Over the next few days drivers at Intermodal Bridge Transport, warehouse workers at California Cartage and drivers at Gold Point Transportation joined the strike. On Oct. 30, the last day of the strike, a press conference was held outside Los Angeles City Hall to announce the next steps in the fight. “I would like this wage theft and misclassification stopped,” said XPO driver Isabel Samayoa. “I want to get what I think we are all entitled to.”
After winning 113 wage theft claims for $12 million, drivers have filed with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement 14 new claims against the bosses totaling $3.5 million, with 550 claims still pending...

Anonymous said...

Otahitsu
It's time for all that want to keep what we have to fight harder than ever to get organized and get a contract, we must stand together or risk loosing what we have , it's important for the terminals that have voted in the union to post there progress so we can relay it to the rest.
Wado
Guwisguwis
Cherokee from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

www.facebook.com/SyscoUSFworkers/videos/918499924897044/?fref=nf

Anonymous said...

Just to inform everyone out there to take away all your Doubts don't worry about what everyone is saying or the company is telling you or the Union Busters their full of Shit and Lies, Miami has been in Collective Bargaining for 9 months and move forward with Negotiations slowly but surely it is what it is until the FUCKING END! MIA TLU 769

Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentleman so your eyes can be opened.
If you were the CEO of a Billion Dollar Company and your last name spells Logistics WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK THAT MEANS?! Take 1 guess, besides XPO LOGISTICS are Broker's Brad Jacobs owns Dozens of Logistics company's the Future for The Ceo of XPO LOGISTICS WILL BE
( SUBCONTRACTING) !!! Yes Owner Operator's, and that how he will make his $$$Billions Back and Cutting on Everything he can Cut on INCLUDING LINE-HAUL SERVICE yes get for your Future with XPO LOGISTICS C-YA AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE YA. VOTE YES FOR UNION REPRESENTATION, or when you see the Truth it will be to Late.

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail right on the head brother true words were spoken everyone I hope you all are listening what this person is saying is the truth xpo logistics will cut the line haul soon and start cutting back on everything employee hrs, Line-haul runs, here in the north it's already happening the new guys are getting more hours then the Seniority guy's or the flexibility dsr's are getting away with murder why because ???? Because they get paid cheaper that's why! !!! It's just more money $$$ in xpo's pockets $$$$. When you wake up in the morning put your thinking cap on and go get Union Representation Vote Yes for Union to save your jobs and have a Future. Yes all the Way.

Anonymous said...

LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, EMPLOYEE'S CO-WORKERS OF THE NEW XPO LOGISTICS WHEN WILL ALL OF YOU OPEN YOUR EYES WAKE UP AND SMALL YOUR FUTURE IT'S NOT WITH THESE COMPANIES IT'S WITH THE UNION IT'S CALLED PROTECTION, RIGHTS, BETTER BENEFITS THEN WHAT YOU HAVE NOW RESPECT, DIGNITY AND INTEGRITY. WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, DON'T WISH OR THINK ON A MIRACLE IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!! GO FILE YOUR PETITION TODAY VOTE YES FOR REPRESENTATION YOUR LOCAL TEAMSTERS.

Anonymous said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Everyone @ Xpo Logistics.

Part #1
Hear we go again Another Hippocratic, Sarcastic Verbal
Bullshit from Management, that one thing has nothing to do with the other, Management at MIA/NMF States that the Reason that they didn't give us Thanksgiving lunch was because the lack of Revenue and no Reserve$$$ from the Company's Expense out of all the available balance of money that they had for the cost of the Company's Picnic, and that since half of the employees did not  go to the picnic that's probably why their mad and didn't buy us Thanksgiving lunch?  I mean ask yourself why would you  go to a company's picnic when you have so much Hypocrisum, Favoritism, Discrimination and Dividance against  Employees, so ask yourself why would you go to that company picnic. Only people without any Dignity or Scruples would actually go, and here's a better one the terminals that didn't have a company picnic got their Thanksgiving lunch, BULLSHIT! That's what Management here @ NMF is saying.
You know what people they can shove it up their Fucken Asses!
Oh by the way the Employee's in the office had their Thanksgiving lunch oh yeah who knows it could have been The Subcontractors PGA, it could have been The Terminal Manager or who knows the Company Maybe? That bought their Thanksgiving lunch WTF?! GO FIGURE.

Part #2
And and here's another good  story @ NMF/MIAMI, you come to Management or your Supervisor or Operations Managers to ask them why would that Supervisor do something wrong, like the Inbound fork-lift drviers load up that way they do witch is wrong and the Answer you get is and I Quote  (WHY DON'T YOU ASK THEM YOURSELF ) Or you get this Answer, and I Quote  (THAT'S NOT MY FAULT OR PROBLEM )!  I mean what kind of Unprofessional Answer is that from your Management personal, know what people that's why These things happen at your Terminals because of a Response Anger Management with Ignorants and Hate. Well I think  their is 1 to many Supervisors or Operations in NMF/MIA today, but it's just a matter of time thats all until XPO comes cutting through. Good night and have a Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Anonymous said...

"Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the all.

Without a doubt this year has been Extremely Intelligently Secretive Behind the Scenes with the Sale$$ of Conway to XPO Logistics witch was in the Planning and became the Making over the Period of 3yrs Coming True.
Congratulations
Brad Jacobs of Xpo Logistics.

To let the Doubt go away this year, and the coming into 2016, to let all of you know out there for the (Record) and facts and without a doubt that (MIA-NMF) is still in Negotiations and Collective Bargaining with Con-way/XPO
In Good Faith.

From: Miami, to all of the Employee's of (XPO LOGISTICS) our New Family and Home of our Future, we wish you all a Good Year and a Prosper one in 2016.
"GO XPO LOGISTICS ALL THE WAY"
Thank you Brad Jacobs Ceo of
XPO LOGISTICS.


Anonymous said...

Changes at xsd East Brunswick, NJ. 3 dock workers laid off, right before the Holiday.
No more bagels on Tues. morning. Coffee machines going and no more paper towels. What's next? Bring your own toilet paper??

What happened to no changes for a year?

Oh wait! Maybe they are making these cutbacks to give us a well deserved pay raise.

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE XPO LOGISTICS BRAD JACOBS DOESN'T CARE ABOUT LAYING OFF EMPLOYEES BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, XPO LOGISTICS DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK IF YOU'RE MAKING ENDS MEET, XPO LOGISTICS DOESN'T CARE IF YOU HAVE TO PAY ANY BILLS, XPO LOGISTICS DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS, WHAT THEY DO GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IS MAKING BACK THIER 3 BILLIONS $$$ AND MORE ASAP!
IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY $$ BACK IT'S PROBABLY TO SALE US OFF? AGAIN IN THE FUTURE; SO DON'T WAIT FOR A MIRACLE BECAUSE XPO LOGISTICS OR BRAD JACOBS WILL ABSOLUTELY, AND I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT GIVE YOU ONE.
I'LL TELL YOU WHO WILL FIGHT FOR YOU OR YOUR FUTURE. THE UNION WILL. SO VOTE YES ALL THE WAY!

Anonymous said...



Beginning Monday in all locations we will here some sad story of how Xpo Logistics is not doing well, the truth is they plan on laying off people to recover 4$$million dollars that they say they lost during the Purchase of Conway you will also hear that the will reduce or Eliminate lean as well and also the current VVT which does projects for employees in local loxations. They will start off by saying no way LEAN nor VVT will go away this is just a minor set back. They will also Eliminate the yearly bonus program and place a new one on line that goes like this, based on your Individual production is how you will be Evaluated and given a bonus, so some of you will receive a bonus and some will not based on your Production. The heat is on all manager's now and you will see a new Harassment way to Atack the Employee's don't believe them they are in it to force by XPO and will force you to work like no one else in the industry and they will reap the benefits from your sweat. Listen and ask questions on Monday Meeting, find out the truth now. Also, the meeting all managers just came from, this is what was told to them, either the manager's get on track and they or they will all be replaced, so the manager's will be attacking the staff and everyone to save their asses. You have been Warned!



Anonymous said...

Did Con-way Freight employees received ICP checks for 2016?

Anonymous said...

THERE'S NO MORE CON-WAY,IT'S XPO!