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Thursday, March 16, 2017

XPO Logistics Drivers in Trenton Seek Teamster Representation

(TRENTON, N.J.) – Drivers at XPO Logistics in Trenton, N.J. filed for Teamster representation today, the latest action by workers across the U.S. who are banding together to fight for fair treatment at one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the world.
The 33 drivers at the former Con-way Freight want to join Teamsters Local 701 in North Brunswick, N.J. and are planning to join workers in Miami, Laredo, Texas; Vernon, Calif.; Aurora, Ill.; North Haven, Conn.; and King of Prussia, Pa. who have already formed their union with the Teamsters.
“The freight workers in Trenton are united, strong and focused on forming their union with the Teamsters so that they can address the issues that are important to them -- better and affordable health insurance, retirement security and a voice on the job,” said Ernie Soehl, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division and President of Teamsters Local 701.
“The XPO drivers in Trenton have worked hard to get to this point and they are excited to be part of the workers’ nationwide campaign that is gaining momentum,” said Ron Lake, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 701.
Port, freight and warehouse workers at XPO are coming together across the country in their fight for a more secure future.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.teamster.org

78 comments:

Anonymous said...

Small group like that shows big balls!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS TRENTON NEW JERSEY. IM Very HAPPY TO SEE YOU TAKE THIS HUGE STEP FORWARD.THE FIRST SERVICE CENTER IN NEW JERSEY TO FILE FOR UNION REPRESENTATION.I KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE WHEN ELECTION DAY COMES THE VICTORY IS YOURS!!!DAY BY DAY WERE GOING TO KEEP CHIPPING AWAY UNTIL ALL NEW JERSEY TERMINALS ARE UNIONIZED!!!PLEASE REMEMBER X.P.O. THIS IS BUSINESS NEVER PERSONAL REGIONAL LOCKDOWN IN PROGRESS!!!!

Anonymous said...

That's the way guys, there's no other , for a better future for us and our families, Vote YES and you will see a change in your terminal right away, here in Miami we are better than ever, don't believe in all the bullshit that the union busters say, we are negotiating and waiting for our contract, Welcome to our teamsters family, a proud Miami teamster, God bless !!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure some of you read my post about Shnucks and XPO... Well here's a couple of up date's. Make sure you notice what having a union will get us..

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/schnucks-teamsters-reach-tentative-agreement-that-could-end-boycott/article_64ba8c3f-e4c5-521e-8530-12a198e6e862.html

Anonymous said...

https://www.google.com/amp/www.stltoday.com/business/local/warehouse-operator-that-replaced-union-workers-sues-schnucks/article_c3a9b79c-7919-57b0-9205-c6071a8daf97.amp.html

Ulx teamsters local 63 said...

Xpo freight drivers in Los angles stand in Solidarity with our union brothers and sisters.
You're not alone fighting corporate greed,bigotry and ignorance.

starleyn ruiz said...

It's time to wake up people. A lot guys still think they working for Conway. Conway is long gone, and we as employee and drivers have to look out for ourselves. Hopefully other terminals would take what happened in trenton in consideration and open their eyes and stop been scared. Stop saying when the union come cause the union is all of us standing together to stop all the bs that has been going on for far too long.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Trenton. I feel Milwaukee is getting close again, it may come in the spring to summer. Word is getting around the break room and restroom

Anonymous said...

They send Johnny boy to trentons. Jaha. We not listen to uuuu johmy boy. We go to the union. U here?

Anonymous said...

Glad to see xml-milwaukee on here too. I thought I was the only one. The older drivers don't want a union. How do we convince them, I feel scared speaking up to the wrong ears

Anonymous said...

When is conway or ccx cwx buying this company back

Anonymous said...

does brad jacobs say anything about unions?

Anonymous said...

Jacobs said Union's are not good for the worker's and he doesn't believe in the union.
If i was able to give myself a 100 million bonus and give myself a 200% raise i wouldn't believe in union's either. Who need's a union when you make over 5 million a year + bonuses every quarter and the worker's just keep giving up their right's. Right Mr.Doug stutler and top management Crew.

Anonymous said...

It's been 15 months seance our last raise! How does everyone feel about that?

Anonymous said...

Well said my friend, well said it's simply called, IGNORANCE OF THE MIND SET, this subconscious doesn't let you move forward with your ability to succeed in life that's all I have to say.
Miami Teamsters. All the way.

Anonymous said...

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/help-make-xpo-a-great-place-to-work

Anonymous said...

he got a 100million dollar bonus?

Anonymous said...

milwaukee is close but the 50+ don't think it's worth it because of yrc and their retirement

Anonymous said...

Milwaukee is next.Our Tm was canned, the next one left, and the new one had no prior ltl experience. The biggest outbound terminal in the country is operating with this leadership

Anonymous said...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/drivers-xpo-elgin-illinois-seek-teamster-representation-173600806.html

Anonymous said...

The weak sheep get ready for your raise that the brave men and women who seeked help by petitioning for union representation so that employees can have a better future same game Conway played a few terminals petition and all of a sudden they wanna give a raise people get smart what the give can be taken away and has before

Anonymous said...

Here maybe this will answer your question.

Earlier today, Teamsters rallied outside XPO’s shareholder meeting to protest CEO Bradley Jacobs' outrageous greed. Under the new incentive pay plan approved today, Jacobs could be awarded up to 2.5 million shares at any time worth $110 million at today’s prices. Meanwhile, XPO workers face increasing health insurance costs while coverage is being slashed, and workers have no retirement security.

Mo jones said...

YRC got nothing to do with us,it's a scare tactic to divide us. why management and uniónbusters don't talk about other companies who are successfully negotiating contracts like those at schnucks
http://www.688online.org/teamsters-local-688-warehouse-workers-ratify-contract-with-schnuck-markets/

Anonymous said...

This is true. Wouldn't have gotten our 70 cent raise today if there wasn't Union pressure coming down on there balls. Keep up the pressure.

Anonymous said...

Here's how it's done boy's and Girl's..

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/mailbag/important-win-for-both-teamsters-and-schnucks/article_bbfd3db5-ebc5-5700-af9c-60bb492c31eb.html

Anonymous said...

Xpn T.M. and his crew need to all go,all are clueless,environment has never been worse,blame and harass drivers for their incompetence and poor numbers.

Anonymous said...

Guys let's get smart about this movement. Union has so many upsides. Number one is job security. In my terminal we had a guy who flipped a set of doubles and they fired him for it. I don't think that was fair. He was a good worker and that's what happened to him. Also with a union if a manager starts harassing you, you can cuss him out and if he fires you the Union will get your job back because we wood have a contrack to work. I've heard this from many drivers so I no this is true. My friend got a job at yrc after conway fired him and he flipped a set of doubles there to but they didn't fire him and he still working there now and he loves it and loves the Union. I say let's go into the union here at xpo.

Anonymous said...

milwaukee gets used and abused at aurora terminal which is union. How is this fair? milwaukee is getting closer to a vote, we're sick of being silenced

Anonymous said...

yrc and failed union terminals at yrc is why milwaukee elders don't believe in union. period...how can their minds be changed? we're getting close for voting from word of mouth

Anonymous said...

Can a union eliminate the corporate structure?

Anonymous said...

No, union can not eliminate corporate structure.
We're the union,the employees are the union represented by the teamsters if we negotiate a contract with Xpo we need to do our work and make sure the corporation is profitable.

Anonymous said...

Teamsters got nothing to do with yrc's financial problems it was yrc corporation that made bad investments borrowed money to buy roadway express and then borrowed more money to buy USF and then the economy took a hit in 2008 and yrc couldn't pay the debt or loans.thanks to the teamsters yrc still in business.

Anonymous said...

Do the union barns get the $0.70 / hour raise?

Ulx teamster said...

Yes,I'm out of ulx downtown Los Angeles we voted yes for union representation we're getting a raise and we're not paying union dues until we get a contract.

Anonymous said...

T.M at XPN is clueless on how to run a terminal. It's the drivers fault why we lost our freight,and it's the drivers that need to get it back! We have hardly any freight, and all he does is hire dock workers so drivers have no work.. all the flex drivers have to go to Detroit to get there 8 hours in. They call in flex drivers in at 3 or 4 p.m while there's dock workers that show up at 1 or 2 p.m. So the drivers get 5 hours on the dock then have to drive all the way to Detroit for the rest of there hours. How fucked up is that!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you transfer to Detroit maybe they will treat you better,or sorry to say--quit, to many opportunities in trucking then keep getting that abuse.

Anonymous said...

FedEx and Conway are almost identical in the way they are ran except at FedEx they don't work you to death on the dock but both have same same pay and same crappy insurance these corporations are greedy I just think how UPS can afford to pay such higher wager and primo insurance plus a pension and they are still one the biggest players in the business but yet these companies say unions destroy businesses what a joke

Anonymous said...

Let noone Bullshit you Miami is doing better than ever, here in NMF/ MIA Management and Supervisors do whatever they want and yet they bitch about having the Union in Miami-NMF bunch of Fucken Hippocratics they never had it better and they never will when Nicole Wood was running this terminal in Miami she kept a tight ass leash on everyone now they're doing whatever the fuck they want to do they come in when they want to come in and they leave whenever they want to leave especially our terminal manager you never see him unless there's an actual problem like he gives a fuck and our operations manager the only thing he lives for is to try to catch somebody in both their asses, also just like the ex inbound supervisor they should have fired him a long time ago for all the Discriminational allegations he's got on top of him, but my friends every fucking dog has its day.
Peace out Miami Teamsters

Mo jones said...

Quitters are cowards and losers. It's our right to stand up and is our "so-called" freedom to organize our union at Xpo and any other company in America!
That's what corporate greed wants us to do, give up and move on while they suck and steal the profits from our hard labor. So hell no, I'm not quitting. Union yes, all the way!

Anonymous said...

Also UPS is the most profitable in the industry

Anonymous said...

No... we're just waiting for some of these old Fucks to retire so we can bring in the union at XPN! Don't have enough yes votes while there still here. We got drivers and dock workers ready to vote yes

Anonymous said...

A few Xpn drivers that are going to retire ain't going to make a difference doing nothing is almost as bad as being a quiter,start the ball rolling now you will get more support than you would amagine, everyone is sick of that egomaniac knowitall prick and his bunch of stooges and being right down the road from corporate headquarters and let them see that we are pissed off up here too,and we are sick of the bullshit and want a better future.

Anonymous said...

Fed-ex and XPO are both run by over -paid rich CEO's that started these companies

Wayward son said...

Is that what you think the union is for,protection from flipping sets and cursing out managers? You have alot to learn and your pal is a lousy driver and should seek a different career as it sounds like he isn't much good at this.

Anonymous said...

In Orlando we had a good meeting rats sniffing around for information good luck with that. We have a dock worker that got his cdl 2years ago has a 5am start time go figure aka the short fat rat Miguel gets driver pay and stays on the dock and doesn't even go out on a run just stays on the dock . Then we have management it's a good thing they don't read the blog lol . It's coming get ready Patrick! We know you don't read the blog. To all drivers looking to transfer come down to Orlando sunny and warm all year you get to steal all the hours you want.

Anonymous said...

And this is why CEO's love giving themselves big raises and bonuses..
But keep working slaves you sure giving him a good life.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teamsters-applaud-introduction-of-legislation-to-close-executive-pay-tax-loophole-300388863.html

Jaime said...

Election Day at Trento,New Jersey schedule for April 14,2017

Anonymous said...

Sorry terminal managers and regional Vice Presidents more petitions to come sooner than you think can't wait until you get the good news you let us down now we're going to let you down TEAMSTERS YES

Anonymous said...

milwaukee closing in on yes this week

Anonymous said...

Does UPS corporate get the same lavish pays as xpo? How can ups package afford to pay for a pension and higher pay. 2. Does Ups Ground have a different union that Ups freight?

Anonymous said...

Xau is also geting the raise any pay increases that you have Comeing you still get and any company wide pay hikes they must also give to you no matter how you vote

Anonymous said...

It getting violent at Trenton New Jersey service center.jerk off union busting asswipe assaults driver causeing him to suffer a heart attack.TEAMSTERS 701 YES THIS IS NOT GOING TO STOP US WERE GOING VICTORIOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

It getting violent at Trenton New Jersey service center.jerk off union busting asswipe assaults driver causeing him to suffer a heart attack.TEAMSTERS 701 YES THIS IS NOT GOING TO STOP US WERE GOING VICTORIOUS!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes we saw it to. He thought no one was around, but we heard the yelling and stuff and watched what happened. Horrible just horrible.

Anonymous said...

Should be a lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

All freight companies need unions PERIOD

Anonymous said...

What happened? Who was yelling

Anonymous said...

Milwaukee 51% yes based on polling, How do we hold an official vote

Anonymous said...

No moving freight in chicagoland starting first Monday of April, get ready guys, we're the backbone of this evil company

David lugo said...

Fuck xpo bunch of lies in this company work here for ten years i left 2days before i got my bonus and was decline my bonus because i left but idk we need the union i am working xcj employees to make it happen at xcj we will vote please you guys need to stick together man lies in this company

Anonymous said...

Please forward and share with all immediately! It's time to stand up and rally around our co-worker Tommy Bower.

Attention Trenton and all of XPO Driver's,

In case you didn't know last night the union buster got very aggressive in the meeting, threw his paperwork and books, jumped around the table and got directly into Stan's face. The union buster was inches from Stan's face violating his personal space and proceeded to verbally attack Stan. He did this with Tommy last week and this time when Tommy came out of the meeting he felt sick, he was taken to the hospital and they told him he had suffered a heart attack. This goes to show how desperate the company is trying to keep us from having a voice and voting YES on April 14. Please keep Tommy in your prayers and when we get the room # and visiting hours I will let everyone know.

Bruce Ryan
PS: Our prayers go out to Stan and his family to that everything will be fine. Amen.

Anonymous said...

They was yellin at Stan. It was fucked up. He didn't do nuthin to deserve dat stuff man.

Anonymous said...

Sorry our Prayers go out to Tommy and his family, Misunderstanding.

Anonymous said...

I dont think I would be able to control myself and wouldve gotten physical with that guy

Anonymous said...

I took a pole, more yes than December. We should try

Anonymous said...

nobody will follow unless the termninal was smaller

Anonymous said...

That's exactly what they want. You get physical and they'll say,see what the union supporters do. The company will say that we're violent.
Best thing to do is just think of it as a jackass show.
And then hurt them where it counts by making your vote a yes.

Anonymous said...

Creating a hostile environment automatically grounds for termination for employees and XPO pays this guy to act like that

Anonymous said...

Their needs to be a terminal worker leader, not some stranger outside the gates. Maybe setup a blog like this for each location to talk about their concerns

Anonymous said...

Yes!

Ula driver said...

Not enough courage from drivers, too many sheeps waiting for others to do it for them.

Anonymous said...

We will be bringing you and update on to the great times and the fun times and what a great place to work in the Miami Terminal is, this terminal practically runs by itself we don't need an operations manager we don't need a terminal manager because thier never around when you need them they're only around when they want to tell you something or to try to bust your ass in something, of course they always blame the drivers but they're inside employees are the ones that are stealing time every day
left and right, right in front of the noses of course they'll tell you they don't know nothing about it and then when you tell them something about it they don't do a fucken thing that's exactly why we need the Union everywhere! So once again I tell you why would you bitch for having the union beingin a terminal when management does whatever the fuck they want to do, so the supervisors you complain to them about a problem and say yeah don't worry about I will take care of it but then in the end we all know that they don't do a fucking thing about it either of course the ones that are causing the problems and conflicts and doing whatever the fuck they want to do and stealing companytime is their own people because they don't want that Union so you know what I tell them, fuck them. Union all the way Miami Teamsters.

Anonymous said...

If a buster comes nockin on my front door like they did on Stan I'm gonna bust they mutha fuckn ass baleve that.we gots ur back in here bro. U no who dis is.

Anonymous said...

Mr Bradley Jacobs is only getting Richer$$$ by the minute PEOPLE! don't you get and then actual question why if he was able to give $0.70 why did he give a dollar I've got the money to give it to you because it's called corporate greed and it will always be corporate greed it's cold or goes like this we give you a penny we keep a dollar we give you a dollar we keep $1,000 so I asked you all why can't we all have a better life in a better future where we're at think about that for a minute signing off Miami Teamsters.

Anonymous said...

Xpo will not give you the Health Benefits that the Teamsters Union will give you in savings for you and your family Thousands of Dollars$$$ in the End one of the primary Benefits of having a Union also the most important thing " PROTECTION " which right now non of you have, let me ask you how does it feel to come to work and having not to worry about Losing your Job or getting Fired for any stupid reason or for talking back to a Supervisor, that is part of not being an at will employee in a right to work State. Meanwhile we are all at will employees. I REST MY CASE. Miami Teamsters.

Anonymous said...

Ladies and Gentleman "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Just heard from a Very good source can't say or they will get Fired! XPO LOGISTICS WILL BE SOLD WITHIN THE NEXT 3YRS YES U HEARD IT WITHIN THE NEXT 3YRS. if you're around to see it Happen or hear about it.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of scared pussies at XCJ...driver gets confronted by TM and is now scared to stand up and organize...WAKR THE FUCK UP!!!...the company don't care about you, your family or your bills...time for all XCJ drivers to unite and stand for something bigger than themselves.

Anonymous said...

You tell them star...WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!...you are gettin bent over by this company without even the courtesy of any lube...here you go take it raw!!!