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    Yesterday we had a guy on vacation and with only a 3 man board this hurts when not replaced. The terminal mgr had a marketing partner pickup a city stop because we couldn't get this before they closed. When I returned to the terminal I asked about this and he said he wasn't missing pickups and that was that. He had the guts to call me on the radio and ask if he could take my pickup to get the freight himself and the answer was hell no. I advised him that I would file on this and he laughed. I'm thinking article 32 would be what I file. The bad part to this is I just returned to work after being off 8 weeks for short term disability and he had this same marketing partner making our pickups out of town and to the other 2 guys approval. Now I know they were working alot of hours and not taking lunches or breaks to get the work done. I tried to tell them that they would now try to lay off a guy and do this with the 2 guys left as it was done for eight weeks. We have 1 guy who is a suck up and will do whatever the boss wants as he has no balls. Whats the opinion from you guys on this.

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    Call the Hall. Have them file a grievance and ask for the information and put a stop to it. They should ask for proof that the TM is and has been processing a Teamster for Casual work or to be hired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MULER View Post
    Call the Hall. Have them file a grievance and ask for the information and put a stop to it. They should ask for proof that the TM is and has been processing a Teamster for Casual work or to be hired.
    Muler the only casual we have is working for YRC and has been working there. He says will not put an ad in the paper as it costs too much and has been advertising by word of mouth. He is also the salesman and says he is asking around when making sales calls. Lets see you have any freight and by the way you know any truckdrivers available. I'm sure if the company he's calling on has drivers they will say sure take mine we don't need him. He's young and he's also a yes man to the branch mgr. They would rather use a MIA as its cheaper, but having them pickup prper city freight has me steaming and the hall has been notified already. we will see where this goes.

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    Good job. If they keep picking up freight with scabs it will only get worse. How about they hire a driver away from the scab outfit picking up our freight.Ask him about that. We know they have drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MULER View Post
    Good job. If they keep picking up freight with scabs it will only get worse. How about they hire a driver away from the scab outfit picking up our freight.Ask him about that. We know they have drivers.
    Muler, You may be on to something. But if you have seen some of these drivers that drive for Pananma they are not the real desireable fellows.

 

 

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