Monday, September 29, 2014
Laredo Manager Butcher's Spanish and Union Facts
Conway is claiming they will file charges against the Teamsters for vandalism and intimidating employees to vote the union in. The Teamsters didn't come looking for us, we went looking for them. The only intimidation done was on Conway's part, they're the ones that should be staring down those charges. They are also getting petty about the voting process, saying that ballots were put into a cardboard box that was too small. They said that the vote was 55-53 when it was 55-49. Just tactics they are using to try and send a message to the rest of the terminals. They've been spreading the same old tired lie about Conway eastern (PYX penn yan express) being closed down because of the union. That is illegal, so that's not the reason that it closed. In fact, they like to say that the Teamsters are the reason for the closure of hundreds of carriers since the 80's. When in fact, it has been proven that deregulation of the trucking industry was the driving force behind that. Of course, the union busters won't say that. Conway should also be held accountable for trying to bribe the workers in Laredo by offering them a raise if they had voted the union down. They said they had found $40 million lying around and were going to give them a raise. Now, they are claiming they have $60 million available. These are obviously lies as that money has always been there. Even if they did hand out raises, without a contract they would just steal it back when they feel like it, just like our vacations.