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    I saw this question somewhere else and I can't explain why.
    My main question is this: They want us to take a 15% pay cut for the duration of the contract. Yes there are several snapback clauses. Here is my question about the snapbacks. We have to take a pay cut on the next pay period after this is voted in. But if the company returns to making money our snapbacks do not apply to the following year on April 1. And if you listen real close we can only snapback 10% of the 15% unless the company goes bankrupt. So don't they have the potential to make a lot of money off of my families well being. Please explain if I am wrong.

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    You got the point. There is nothing fair and honest about this JOKE OF A BEG BACK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MULER View Post
    You got the point. There is nothing fair and honest about this JOKE OF A BEG BACK!
    I knew that Mule would see it for what it is.

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    What happens if ABF gets the 15% give back? UPS freight will be paying a higher wage then, will they complain that they are at a dissadvantage then since they are paying a higher wage and then they ask for a 15% give back? Where will this all end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkeenan View Post
    What happens if ABF gets the 15% give back? UPS freight will be paying a higher wage then, will they complain that they are at a dissadvantage then since they are paying a higher wage and then they ask for a 15% give back? Where will this all end?
    Good point. Where will it end? We are on the fast track of the race to the bottom. There will come a time when someone should put there foot down. The vote at ABF may be the time.

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    The race to the bottom will end when, McDonalds workers are forced to take a pay cut, due to harsh economic times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoast View Post
    The race to the bottom will end when, McDonalds workers are forced to take a pay cut, due to harsh economic times.
    Funny, sad, and probably true.

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    As I once told the American freightways (now Fed Ex) driver when they were asking them to sign the union card here. Yes it does look as if the union is in a downward spiral but for your sake you had better hope they don't go out as things forever will be different in freight. How so he asked, and I said well 1st the wages will be cut in half and senority as you guys see it today will be gone. The guy at the bottom of your list who will work thru all of his breaks giving the company 1free hour everyday just so he can work will replace you who take your entitled breaks. And when they send you home in your 2 to 4 hours and then bring you back 4 hours later to close out the shift leaving you with little family life what about that. He says will never happen as we are just cutting our own throats as union members. I told him lets hope the union doesn't go out because after all you non union guys get tired of then geting the shaft will you realize that you need the union to protect you. Yes maybe people are right things do go around in cicles and this may be whats needed to wake up the non union guys that think they have it so well right now. If only they would realize that what little they do have today is because of you and I the teamsters have stood up for all freight men and women to get what we do have today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkeenan View Post
    What happens if ABF gets the 15% give back? UPS freight will be paying a higher wage then, will they complain that they are at a dissadvantage then since they are paying a higher wage and then they ask for a 15% give back? .................................................. ......... >>>>>>>>Where will this all end?<<<<<<<<<<<
    When the Cisco Kid and Pancho Villa ride across the border and run the freight from south of the border, that's when.

    We need to be vigilant and strong, like the Lone Ranger and Tonto, to make sure this western picture doesn't turn into travesty, any more than it already has.

 

 

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