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    Suing for 300K ? The state should sue them for 3 million, and close the entire company, scabs and all.
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    And this is why we need unions!!!!!

    Locked-out workers get first checks in $1.25M case against Twin Cities trucking company
    Workers abruptly laid off by Lakeville Motor Express in 2016 began receiving $1.25 million in back pay this month, in accordance with a federal ruling that found evidence that the union workers were wrongly dismissed in favor of cheaper nonunion laborers.

    About 95 Lakeville Motor Express truckers and dockworkers were abruptly locked out of their Roseville job site without notice or pay just before Thanksgiving 2016. While Lakeville Motor Express filed for bankruptcy, affected workers claimed the entity actually continued to operate, just at a different location in the Twin Cities and under the new name LME Inc.

    The workers and their union, the Teamsters, filed formal complaints with the state and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Last year, the NLRB said its investigation found wrongdoing and signs that LME Inc. and Lakeville Motor Express had operated as "alter egos" for one another — which LME officials deny.

    In January, the NLRB ordered LME in New Brighton to cease and desist from nonunion activity; ordered the company to issue back wages to 89 of the 95 workers; and required LME to first offer any new job openings to the affected class.

    In an April 30 filing, the NLRB also said LME had 60 days in which to begin issuing back pay and penalties to affected workers. Failure to do so would increase the judgment from $1.25 million to $2.4 million, the document said. The last set of checks must be paid to affected workers by June 2024.
    Locked-out workers get first checks in $1.25M case against Twin Cities trucking company - StarTribune.com
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    Lakeville Motor Express has closed their doors ... permanently.

    Breaking News: 400-truck LTL carrier suddenly shuts down
    Sources reached out to FreightWaves on the afternoon of July 11 to report that less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier LME has suddenly and abruptly shut its doors, notifying shippers they were ceasing operations.
    LME is a regional LTL carrier, based in Minnesota, that operates throughout the Midwest. According to the company’s website, LME has terminals in 30 locations across the U.S. and through interline agreements services all of North America. The site also lists some of the carrier’s major accounts, including 3M, John Deere, Osram Sylvania, Brake Parts and Toro.
    The company claimed that the team included “over 600 men and women.” Saferwatch lists the company having 382 power units and 1,228 trailers, with 424 truck drivers.

    LME has been caught up in litigation with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over disputes related to Lakeville Motor Express, which also abruptly shut down right before Thanksgiving in 2016. According to the Minnesota newspaper, StarTribune, LME was described by the NLRB as an “the alter-ego” of Lakeville Motor Express.
    This is the fifth major closure in 2019. The others were NEMF, Falcon, Williams Trucking of Dothan, Alabama, and Indiana-based A.L.A.
    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/br...FokdkVYJDUbMY#
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    I have read multiple stories about the closing of LME. Seems the owners are real gems in terms of how they treated the employees. Some have been stiffed of 3 weeks pay ... so far. We may not ever know the whole story, but to steal from the employee that already performed his duty and gave his time should be a crime. In the corporate world, that is called business as usual.

    Minnesota trucking company abruptly closes, hundreds of employees left without work
    Joe Habeck, a New Ulm resident and driver for LME Trucking for the past eight years out of its terminal in Courtland, said he was out driving Thursday when the company told him to come back, drop off the truck and eventually stated the company was closing.
    "They said, 'come back' and I said 'why' and they said 'can't tell you, just come back," he said. "Then they said, 'we're done, get your stuff and go home.'"
    Habeck noted he was supposed to get paid on Friday but wasn't. He says he is owed about $2,400 still from the company in total.
    LME Trucking's website says the company employed over 600 people in multiple states — listing 3M and John Deere as major accounts.
    https://kstp.com/business/minnesota-...-jobs/5421344/

    A second story from another source.

    DSM employees left without 3 weeks' pay after trucking company closes
    DES MOINES, Iowa —
    LME Inc. closed suddenly, leaving 40 truck drivers without jobs.
    “We woke up this morning to check our direct deposits, and there was no direct deposit,” said Chad Wolfe, a former employee.
    Wolfe woke up Friday to discover he did not get paid for three weeks of work at LME Inc., a trucking delivery company. Multiple employees of the company said management called staff into a meeting at the end of the workday Thursday.
    “[Management] proceeded to tell us that LME as a company no longer existed,” Wolfe said.
    “It’s typical, you know, of the corporate structure in America. You got the guys working the docks. You got the guys driving the trucks, moving the freight, showing up, and you got the guys directing all of that, failing to make sound business decisions,” Wolfe said.
    https://www.kcci.com/article/dsm-emp...loses/28382150

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    Economist Noel Perry Warns of More Shutdowns After LME Padlocks Doors

    One of the trucking industry’s leading economists says the abrupt shutdown of New Brighton, Minn. -based carrier LME Inc. is an indication that trucking companies that are poorly run could be in deep trouble if the economy slows.

    “There is no question industry conditions are not nearly as strong as they were a year ago,” Noel Perry of Transport Futures told Transport Topics. “If you’re a carrier that was barely breaking even a year ago, despite all of the wonderfulness we had a year ago, you’re in trouble now because industry conditions are tougher. Fleets that can’t make money have run out of time and money.”

    Less-than-truckload carrier LME posted an updated notice on its website July 14 that said the employees who were unexpectedly laid off July 11 would not be getting paid soon.
    LME’s closure is just the latest sign of a slowing trucking industry. In June, TFI International Inc. said it was shutting down its 150-truck Highland Transport division. New England Motor Freight announced its bankruptcy filing in mid-February. In April, Eastern Connection, a 35-year-old regional carrier hauling freight from Maine through Virginia, said it was closing. Also in April, Falcon Transport closed, laying off 550 workers. And after 40 years in business, Ceres, Calif.-based Timmerman Starlite Trucking Inc., an agricultural hauler with 30 employees, closed July 12.
    https://www.ttnews.com/articles/econ...padlocks-doors
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    Default Re: Lakeville Motor Express Closes

    LME also owns FLE (finish line express),...

    I was told they just moved the freight over to FLE,.......I do no know if that is true or not.

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    Default Re: Lakeville Motor Express Closes

    We may not ever know the whole story, but to steal from the employee that already performed his duty and gave his time should be a crime. In the corporate world, that is called business as usual.
    Business as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the bankruptcy laws let them get away with it

 

 
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