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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default The Vote heard around the freight world

    What ever the out come of the vote at YRC, you can bet ABF is watching and waiting. This vote at YRC will affect us all. Good luck YRC think smart.

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: The Vote heard around the freight world

    Quote Originally Posted by Truxforever View Post
    What ever the out come of the vote at YRC, you can bet ABF is watching and waiting. This vote at YRC will affect us all. Good luck YRC think smart.
    Now What? I wish good luck and think smart to ABF and all freight Teamsters. ABF is locked into what now appears to be a "stand alone" contract until 2013. Will there be more of the " he said he said" bickering between Tyson & Kemp in their attempt to level the playing field? Or are they already hard at work on a modification of the NMFA that will be acceptable to the men?

    Do the Old Dominions, R&Ls and Vitrans etc now start cutting wages & rates again to maintain their edge over YRCW? How long does UPSF, FedEx & ConWay continue to pay top wages?

    The YRC Teamsters did what they felt they had to do in order to survive as the race to the bottom continues. I hope everyone will see the same light that I see in power & unity's post that I have quoted.

    Quote Originally Posted by power&unity View Post
    The members have voted, but there is more to be done yet. Health Funds and Pension Funds now have to take the "Yea" ratification and conquer the unknowns to become realities. Some of these realities we just may not like, but the vote has headed us down that path of "acceptable" from here to there.

    Funds need the dollars in full, as the "benefits paid on your behalf by the employer" that did not exist before to a reduced contribution now will make us work longer most likely for less in the end when we pull the pin. Have we saved for a rainy day as individuals? If so, job well done, if not, the shock maybe everlasting. Doom is not what is offered here, but Funds need dollars today, in full, to pay for tomorow, your tomorrow.

    The time has come, without question to focus on the role of introducing the Freight back into the Freight Division. The burden falls upon all of us as Brothers and Sisters to build Freight. The non Union Freight sector is a cause to organize from the highest level, as the dollars and cents budget begins in Washington DC, not at the Local Union levels. As ready and prepared, the "Boots on the Ground" are just waiting for the General to step it up.

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: The Vote heard around the freight world

    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    Or are they already hard at work on a modification of the NMFA that will be acceptable to the men?
    they never stopped ..

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    Getting In The Groove Now.

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    Default Re: The Vote heard around the freight world

    I hope yrc regrets there vote, They didn't even try. Yrc is winning the race to the bottom, we will all be killing are self's for cheap money. What do you think the yrc worker's are thinking. I think maybe to go so low to put another company out of business instead of them, to turn things around. that's what i think if abf went out you would get a so sad to bad, then a big smile. sorry but that what it is coming to.

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    Life is Good

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    Default Re: The Vote heard around the freight world

    The thing that is going to be interesting is the pension. If you were in charge of a pension fund that was hanging by a thread would you let the yrc employees back in at a 25 percent contribution? Giving them a credited year knowing that as soon as they can, they are getting out = mass retirement. Putting the pension fund that you are in charge of in a worse position than it already is. Just a thought.

 

 

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