Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Wonder if EVERYTHING really is on the table when it comes to cutting the deficit?


Salary of retired US Presidents .............$450,000 FOR LIFESalary of House/Senatemembers..........$174,000FOR LIFESalary of Speakerof theHouse .............$223,500 FOR LIFESalary of Majority/Minority Leaders .....$193,400 FOR LIFE

Average salary of a soldierDEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN - $38,000

Average income for seniors on SOCIAL SECURITY - $12,000

I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree...

They all have "contracts"
But your GOP leaders and including your CEO of Conway oppose against your rights to have union rights, and a fair contract.
Shame on you Mitch Mcconnell, John Boehner, and your past Presidents.

Monday, June 18, 2012

NLRB launches webpage describing Protected Concerted Activity

The National Labor Relations Board today made public a webpage that describes the rights of employees to act together for their mutual aid and protection, even if they are not in a union.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We deserve better

Fellow Southern California UFV, UIV, ULA, ULB, ULX, UOR, USB, USD, UVC, now is the time to organize to combat favoritism, discrimination, abuse of power by supervisors, and punishment for insignificant things. It's time for a stress-free environment, to be treated humanely and not as a number. We need to communicate, educate and inform ourselves. We don't need to be in fear of fighting for our working rights. We deserve better treatment, respect, and dignity. Let’s organize to have a voice and stop this hostile work environment.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Myths About Union Pension Plans

You’ve seen the headlines saying that Teamster pensions are poorly funded. That just isn’t true. In fact, the Western conference of teamsters pension plan is a well-designed and responsibly funded pension plans. It provides Teamster members with a way to save for and earn a financially secure future. Let’s take a look at some of the myths surrounding the Teamster pension plans.

Myth # 1: Pensions are poorly funded.
While some pensions have gotten into trouble for not funding their benefits, this is not true of all pensions. The Western conference of teamsters pension plan is nearly 95% funded which make it among the top pension plans nationally.

 Myth # 2: All pensions are the same.
Plan designs among pensions vary. In fact, if we vote to form a union at Conway, we will decide if we want a pension plan and how to manage it. For example, if we want to keep the existing 401k plan we can keep it, instead of getting a pension plan.

Myth #3: All pension plans should be converted to 401(k)-like plans.
Opposition groups (i.e. wall street, corporate interests, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ) have made it their mission to switch pension plans to a 401(k)-type plan under the premise that it is a cost savings measure. The Purpose of this is to put more stock into provide hands and have that serve as a cushion for them when times get rough. If they lose money, you lose money.

Myth #4: Pension plan would go to YRC members
YRC is under the Master Freight Agreement. Conway would not join that contract. The only companies bounded to Master Freight are YRC and ABF. Conway would have it’s own separate agreement and separately funded pension plan.