Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Contract Proposal Meeting For ULX

I have been informed by my union rep that we will be having a CONTRACT proposal meeting sometime in December. We will not wait for the company bullshit on the bogus charges that were brought up against us. We will move forward and have a meeting on what we want in OUR CONTRACT. The company and Paul Styers are delaying the process! We should all go into his office and demand that he stop the bullshit and certify our election.

Paul Styers stop violating our rights, Stop playing your games with us!!  And that goes for ALL the SCM especially ULA's Mark Logan, Keep playing your stupid games Mark, you think this is over ??  Think again asshole!

We will keep you informed on the time and date of this VERY IMPORTANT meeting. Even if you voted no for the union this meeting will affect you. This is what will be in our contract so if care YOU BETTER ATTEND

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FedEx Freight Workers In Charlotte Vote To Join Teamsters Local 71

Drivers In Charlotte Seek Job Security, Improved Health Plan, Pension
(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) – A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight’s Charlotte, N.C., terminal voted today to join Teamsters Local 71.
“This victory is about drivers wanting respect on the job, improved health care coverage and to be treated fairly,” said Roger Dale Jones, a 20-year road driver at FedEx Freight. “It feels great to have representation from the Teamsters.”
“Like the drivers in Philadelphia and in South Brunswick, N.J., who voted to join the Teamsters, the workers in Charlotte want to be treated fairly and they want to have consistent, fair work rules,” said Steve Bess, President of Teamsters Local 71 in Charlotte. “The company ramped up its vicious anti-worker, anti-union campaign here, but the drivers remained strong and focused. Rather than lying to the workers, the company should use the money to provide better benefits for the workers and their families.”
This victory follows two previous ones: On Oct. 31, a group of 113 drivers at FedEx Freight in South Brunswick, N.J., joined Teamsters Local 701 in North Brunswick, N.J., and on Oct. 14, a group of 47 drivers in Croydon, Pa., voted to join Teamsters Local 107 in Philadelphia. Other campaigns at FedEx Freight and at Con-way Freight are under way across the country.
“With these three victories, drivers are making it loud and clear to the company that they are fed up with FedEx Freight,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “Our campaign continues to roll and FedEx Freight drivers are showing they will fight for fairness, respect and dignity.”
The workers’ campaigns to join the Teamsters have already paid off. At FedEx Freight, the company announced an 80-cent-per-hour raise a few days after Local 107 filed for an
election, and the company got rid of its overly punitive driver scorecard, which gives drivers infraction points for errors. Also, after organizing got under way at Con-way, the company announced it would increase truck driver pay by $60 million in 2015, and other improvements.
“The companies are offering pay raises and other improvements at the same time we are organizing, but the workers know that these things can be taken away just as quickly without a legally binding contract,” said Tyson Johnson, Director of the Teamsters National Freight Division. “The unfulfilled promises that have been made to drivers and dockworkers over the past decade are coming back to haunt management.”
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Conway's Lack of Integrity

hiring supervisor, abi from xau, no one is being pressured to support our union organizing it's conway management pressuring and intimidating us from exercising our right to vote for union representation.

this's what LEAN=RESPECT means to conway management 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Buffalo, New York filed petition

Teamsters local 449 have filed a petition to organize Conway freight employees at buffalo, New York

Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way

Mon, Nov 10 2014
CHICAGO (Reuters) - After years of failed efforts, the Teamsters union has won a toehold in the trucking units of FedEx and Con-way and is targeting more facilities at both, potentially threatening what analysts see as a core competitive advantage for the companies.
The push by the Teamsters comes as a shortage of experienced drivers in the trucking industry is prompting companies to hike pay and offer improved working conditions.
The International Brotherhood Teamsters, which represents 1.4 million workers and is one of North America's most powerful unions, has long tried to unionize workers at FedEx Corp and last month won votes to have union representation at two local FedEx Freight facilities out of three holding secret ballots.
Five ballots are scheduled at FedEx Freight facilities this month, with the next due on Nov. 12 in Newark, New Jersey.
With the exception of its pilots, FedEx's workforce is non-unionized. While pay for its drivers is above that of some competitors, its larger rival United Parcel Service Inc pays its unionized drivers more, and FedEx has higher profit margins.
The Teamsters also won two out of four recent ballots at Con-way Freight, part of Con-way Inc, which according to industry estimates pays slightly more than FedEx but less than UPS.
The Teamsters declined to comment for this article.
The expanding U.S. economy has driven up freight demand at a time when older truckers are retiring and fewer new drivers are signing up. That shortage hurts long-haul truckers more than less-than-truckload operators like FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, which fill up trucks with smaller orders from multiple customers. But it has forced up pay across the industry.
In April, FedEx announced pay increases for 19,000 FedEx Freight drivers at the unit's 360 facilities, effective October.
"Drivers and dock workers currently have the ball in their court, and it may be there for a long while," Cowen & Co analyst Jason Seidl said in an Oct. 30 client note, adding Con-way's battle against the Teamsters could weigh on its results short term.
FedEx Freight accounted for $5.8 billion of FedEx's $45.6 billion fiscal 2014 revenue, while Con-way Freight contributed $3.5 billion of Con-way's $5.5 billion revenue in 2013.
Both companies are fighting the unionization effort. After the Teamsters scored wins against Con-way, one in September and one in October, the company filed objections to the ballots with the National Labor Relations Board claiming the union intimidated workers, and emphasizes the union's victories affect only two out of around 300 facilities.
"We don't believe we need a third party between ourselves and our employees," Con-way Chief Executive Officer Doug Stotlar told analysts in an Oct. 31 conference call.
FedEx has said it is weighing an appeal with the NLRB against the most recent vote in favor of union representation on Oct. 31 at a facility in New Jersey.
While gains have so far been small - there are only about 150 drivers at the FedEx Freight facilities where the Teamsters won ballots - the union said on its website other campaigns were under way.
"The aim here appears to be to unionize an entire sector," said Dan Cornfield, a Vanderbilt University labor analyst.
But it could be an uphill struggle.
According to data compiled by industry expert SJ Consulting Group Inc, as of July this year Con-way Freight drivers made $24.75 an hour, while FedEx Freight drivers earned $24.40. Among unionized companies, wages at ArcBest Corp were $23.17 and $21.10 at YRC Worldwide Inc.
Unionized truckers at UPS Freight make an estimated $26.65.
SJ Consulting founder Satish Jindel said the Teamsters will likely face difficulty persuading FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight drivers that collective bargaining is a boon when two major unionized carriers pay less.
"FedEx Freight and Con-way are seasoned campaigners, as they have been fighting unionization for decades," he said. "They are not going to be easy targets for the Teamsters."
(Additional reporting by Deepa Seetharaman. Editing by Jo Winterbottom and Douglas Royalty)

Monday, November 10, 2014

What Greg (Numbskull) Lehmkuhl Isn't Telling You On His Conway Site.

First of all Greg you have proven yourself to be a liar once again!!  Your site claims that that the union is making promises it can't keep. What promises are you talking about ???
The union reps have NEVER promised anything to us, they have always said that everything is negotiable!

LIE #2 Next you claim that the confidentiality of card are not guaranteed!  No one is going to find out who signs a card other that the organizer and the NLRB agent.

LIE #3 Authorization cards are only valid for ONE year! You claim that they have no expiration date! LIAR!

LIE #4 Under the law we only have 1 year to negotiate a contract, it's really funny how you word your sentences on your site
Negotiating a first contract can take many months or even a year or more to negotiate. 
It's almost like your trying to twist your words to make people believe that it will take longer than a year but in reality YOU KNOW DAMN WELL what the law states! 

LIE #5 You claim that the union can't guarantee job security..  YES they can Greg! You know damn well we are "at will" employees and you and your gestapo managers can fire us for ANY reason! When we have a contract we will be "JUST CAUSE" employees and this is why the union can guarantee job security. 

LIE #6 Super seniority..  Are you kidding me!! What freight contract has "super seniority" in them? That might have worked in the past but tell me is that something you would agree to in a contract?? Stewards are necessary to file grievances and to represent members at our facilities, but you fail to mention that stewards only have limited powers, We will have a union business agent that takes care of all of our issues and that is something you don't want Greg, right? 

Greg it really looks like your getting really desperate, how much longer will you be at the helm of the Conway ship? 
Your opening letter states that Conway Freight respects employees rights to unionization. LIAR!! 
If you indeed respected that fact you wouldn't be trying so hard to sway us from making an informed decision on the union. Why don't you allow the union to come into our yards and talk to us about the union if you respect our rights! 
Your a numbskull, you still don't get it do you?! It's never been about the money, it's never been about our equipment, it's always been about Conways always changing work rules, disrespect from our supervisors and managers, cameras in the tractors, healthcare, pension!

 Our total rewards package does lead in our industry, leading right to the BOTTOM!  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Teamsters Haven't Left The LA area!!

Word from management is that the Teamsters have given up on Conway here in the Los Angeles area. That is a lie that the Conway want's to spread to break our spirit and make us give up hope on change. Conway will try anything and everything to stop this movement, It's not going to happen!!! Us in ULX voted YES for the the union and it's the company that is delaying this by bringing up bullshit charges just like they did in Laredo.  We really need to show our management that we will no longer put up with the fear and intimidation that they love to spread on us. We need to show our POWER! We have the POWER to change things here at Conway,  POWER, untapped and waiting to be released on them. 

The Irvine Ca terminal campaign is alive and kicking,  they just haven't pin pointed a date for the election. That only makes them a lot stronger at the end and they will prove to be successful and will beat Conway's lies and deceptions. 

A word to Conway management, YOU should fear US not the other way around. We will be successful in our fight to gain a fair contract.  Be worried Conway management, be VERY worried!!  

 Conway is in the crosshairs of a rude awakening!  Be ready brothers and stay ready!!  

Saturday, November 8, 2014


My dear friends, I come to you speaking only the truth. There has never been any lies on our part here to try to sway you in anyway. We are just here shining light on the deception, greed, and evil within Conway. They have done nothing but lie to us, cheat us, and for some of us, terminate us. We have only been seeking change to better ourselves and to secure our piece of the prosperity that we’ve helped create for Conway. They have brought union busters to try and break us. All they do is try to intimidate us and make us believe that the union is bad for us. We need to look past the lies, the empty promises, and the threats. Election Day for Miami is December 11th and between now and then they will try everything to get us to vote no. Starting in January 2015 they will begin to implement the point system rules of the electronic on board recorder (E.O.B.R.). They will watch every move we make, any minor mistake, distraction, anything to get rid of us. Conway’s executives are looking to get rid of 900 of us using these means. Let’s deal another blow to Conway on December 11th. We need work rules be put on paper and have that be a binding, legal document. Vote YES!
Ladies and Gentlemen, to those just that are negative and those who won't vote because they say the union is not good for us well guess what, you are only shooting yourself in your own foot.  I will tell you that not only are we going to WIN BIG!!! We have the majority of the votes. You are only jeopardizing yourselves, your job, and your families.  What's happening here is the opportunity to earn back the Respect we long for and always to be treated with Dignity which we Deserve.