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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

WATCH - $850 MILLION is stolen from 12,000 LA Port Truck Drivers every year! This HAS to stop! #StopWageTheft

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

XPO Logistics slammed with class action lawsuit to end misclassification of truck drivers at ports

https://www.wsj.com/articles/xpo-unit-faces-suit-in-california-over-allegedly-misclassifying-drivers-1519684760

XPO Unit Faces Suit in California Over Allegedly Misclassifying Drivers 

The suit claims the company is denying drivers wages and benefits by classifying them as independent contractors


A trucking subsidiary of XPO Logistics Inc. XPO +0.09% is being sued in California for allegedly denying drivers wages and benefits by misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of employees.......

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Change FedEx To Win: What is the Best Thing About Being a Teamster? Fou...

Change FedEx To Win: What is the Best Thing About Being a Teamster? Fou...:                                          
             Teamsters Local 848
             Aaron Garcia: Fontana, Ca.

Being a teamster is important because with out it you don't have excellent pay and a voice with regards to your rights for fair work place treatment.

             Juan Vera: Whittier, Ca.

For me,  Guaranteed wages and health benefits,  a good work environment,  guaranteed hours. The ability to choose what days you want to work.

             Joe Nuno: Mira Loma, Ca.

If you don’t have a union in the workplace, you don’t have guaranteed wages, health benefits or a secure pension. You are an “at-will” employee. You check your rights at the door, and your employer can fire you or change your conditions of employment at any time and for almost any reason.
There are real advantages to having a union for you as an individual and for society in general. By forming a union with your co-workers, together you will  have the strength to negotiate a legally binding contract with your employer that includes better wages, affordable health care, a secure retirement and a safer workplace.




Mike Milroy :
San Fernando Valley, Ca.

Guaranteed Security, a contract spelling out your destiny. With regards to pay, benefits, and everything that entails the business and how you fit into that business, you are safe, secure  and  covered, who wouldn’t want that? 
There is way too many company promises that will never come true because just remember “their job”depends on them lowering costs “you incur”, because then they get to  divey it up, how can they realistically worry about you when it’s “their job” on the line? 
Management wishes they could be us! trust me on this. I have had so many managers tell me they took the wrong path and envy my job. My wife has thirty years in the teachers union(UTLA) and is leaving with 100% of her pay and lifetime benefits. We  are a union family! There is way too many benefits and emotional securities to mention in this illustration . I wish I didn’t waste 25 years of my life at Fed-Ex being non-union and them constantly reminding me how lucky I was to have their stinking job. They depend on isolating and eroding your security like that, it puts “them” in the position of strength. I can’t tell you how many of my old freight buddies I see at the studios that want to leave, telling me stories of  long term friends dismissed for trivial reasons, makes me sick to my stomach and sad to hear news like that, yet happy I’m here and not there and now being the persons in the position of strength. 
Just remember you are dispensable, you will use up your usefulness and when  that happens and it “always does” it’s too late to go back and fix it. 
The next batch come along get fed the same non-sense and the pattern will continue because the young get old and expensive, we forget all our fellow employees that worked with us and disappeared, reflect back on how many are no longer there, companies depend on your  short-term memories and your own self interest taking priority.  Do you honestly think you will be able to afford benefits in the near future when the people who say they will take care of you wind up working for your competitors? Big companies could care less what happens to you! Those extra funds go directly to fund things for the top in stock options, bonuses, cars, vacations etc. Also don’t get fed  that stupid line about union dues and layoffs, all scare tactics because that’s “all they got”.  In conclusion I have been so fortunate  to have become a Teamster and would only want all of my brothers and sisters at Fed-Ex to have what we all have here,  it’s a great life. 

Good Luck to having the work future you have been working for and deserve, and earned for your families.

Mike Milroy 
Motion Picture 
Studio Teamsters local 399

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's Good To Be A Teamster !

http://www.changefedextowin.org



These tractors are on loan to our Stockton terminal. Notice that the on board camera's are covered. Since Stockton is a Teamster yard, and they are in negotiations FedEx cannot use them until a contract is in place.

Also Stockton is very busy. They have hired new drivers. Remember during the anti union campaign Fedex said if a terminal voted  for Union representaion that they would lose work and move work away from that terminal? 

Just a good example of the company's LIES and Fake News!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

https://petitions.signforgood.com/aflcio-workingrights


Fifty years ago this month, two young black sanitation workers were killed on the job in Memphis. The tragedy sparked the historic “I AM A MAN” strike, with 1,300 black workers joined by Martin Luther King, Jr. in…

Supreme Court: Protect working people's right to organize!

Friday, February 2, 2018

XPO Miami

https://www.facebook.com/xpowearexpo/videos/...

Michael Zangrillo, a driver at XPO in Miami, gives an update on their negotiations with XPO. Mike also explains the recent NLRB ruling that orders the company to pay back wages to all the employees XPO discriminated against in Miami. #WeAreXPO

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

XPO Last Mile Will Pay $94,541 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-30-18.cfm

Logistics Company Rescinded Job Offer to Jewish Employee Who Could Not Work on Rosh Hashanah, Federal Agency Charges
BALTIMORE - XPO Last Mile, Inc., a logistics company that specializes in the delivery of items such as office furniture, home furnishings and fitness equipment, will pay $94,541 and furnish significant relief to settle a federal religious discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.
According to the EEOC's suit, XPO Last Mile's operations manager offered an applicant a dispatcher/customer service position at its Elkridge, Md., office and told him his start date would be on Oct. 3, 2016. When the applicant told the operations manager he could not start work then because he celebrated the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah on that date, the operations manager replied that he thought it would be acceptable for the applicant to start on Oct. 4. Later that evening, however, the market vice president called and told the applicant that the company would not give him a religious accommodation. XPO Last Mile violated federal law when it revoked its offer of employment because the applicant was unable to work on Rosh Hashanah due to his religious beliefs, the EEOC said.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on religion and requires employers to reasonably accommodate an applicant's or employee's sincerely held religious beliefs unless it would pose an undue hardship. The EEOC filed its lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division (EEOC v. XPO Last Mile, Inc., Civil Action No.1-17:cv-01342), after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.
In addition to the $94,541 in monetary relief to the applicant, the three-year consent decree resolving the suit enjoins XPO Last Mile from terminating employees based on religion or denying religious accommodations absent an undue hardship in the future. The company will implement and distribute to all employees a detailed policy against religious discrimination. XPO Last Mile will provide training on unlawful employment discrimination, which will emphasize prohibiting religious discrimination and on providing religious accommodations. The company will also report to the EEOC on how it handles any religious accommodation requests and post a notice regarding the settlement.
"The EEOC is gratified that XPO Last Mile worked with us to reach an amicable settlement which compensates the applicant and ensures that no employees or applicants are discriminated against based on religion," said EEOC Regional Attorney Debra M. Lawrence.
EEOC Philadelphia District Office Director Jamie R. Williamson added, "Our right to exercise our religious beliefs is one of our most precious freedoms. This settlement should send a strong message to all employers about the need to provide a religious accommodation. Most religious accommodations can be done easily and without incurring an undue hardship."
The EEOC Philadelphia District Office has jurisdiction over Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and parts of New Jersey and Ohio. The legal staff of the EEOC Philadelphia District Office also prosecutes discrimination cases arising from Washington, D.C. and parts of Virginia.
The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov. Stay connected with the latest EEOC news by subscribing to our email updates.