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    Default FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    July 19, 2011****

    If 71 package handlers at the FedEx Ground warehouse in ****Massachusetts*** * win a union election August 3, it will be the first time ever for such workers at the giant non-union shipper. Photo: Jim West. ****

    If 71 package handlers at the FedEx Ground warehouse in Brockton, Massachusetts, win the union election scheduled for August 3, it will be the first time ever for package handlers at the giant non-union shipper. They’re facing a fierce anti-union campaign. ****

    A top issue is poverty wages; all the workers are part-time, starting at $10.50 an hour with a maximum wage of $14.50 after four years. “Since there’s no seniority,” said one worker, “personal friends of managers typically get the full-time jobs or promotions.” ****

    He said workers have to load packages that include 150-pound engine blocks, working in trailers that go down to 2 degrees in the winter and 115 in the summer. ****

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    http://labornotes.org/2011/07/fedex-...vote-teamsters
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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    Last edited by Trucker Wife; 07-20-2011 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Go fedexnuno!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    Simply quitting and finding a better job is not an option. Brockton has one of the highest unemployment rates in Massachusetts, and the job market is only getting worse.
    This sounds like one of those situations where the animal has been backed into the corner, and has no options but to fight.
    If you're going to beat someone down, make sure they have other options, or finally the only choice will be to bite the hand.
    You mean person beaters!!!!

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    Thumbs up Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    Quote Originally Posted by fedexnuno View Post
    FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    July 19, 2011****

    If 71 package handlers at the FedEx Ground warehouse in ****Massachusetts*** * win a union election August 3, it will be the first time ever for such workers at the giant non-union shipper. Photo: Jim West. ****

    If 71 package handlers at the FedEx Ground warehouse in Brockton, Massachusetts, win the union election scheduled for August 3, it will be the first time ever for package handlers at the giant non-union shipper. They’re facing a fierce anti-union campaign. ****

    A top issue is poverty wages; all the workers are part-time, starting at $10.50 an hour with a maximum wage of $14.50 after four years. “Since there’s no seniority,” said one worker, “personal friends of managers typically get the full-time jobs or promotions.” ****

    He said workers have to load packages that include 150-pound engine blocks, working in trailers that go down to 2 degrees in the winter and 115 in the summer. ****

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    FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters | Labor Notes
    Hope that they will vote rite!!

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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    Quote Originally Posted by Mule Bleue View Post
    Hope that they will vote rite!!
    August 12 is coming

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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    Quote Originally Posted by Pullin3 View Post
    This sounds like one of those situations where the animal has been backed into the corner, and has no options but to fight.
    If you're going to beat someone down, make sure they have other options, or finally the only choice will be to bite the hand.
    You mean person beaters!!!!
    More and more workers are looking at that corner.

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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    thats pretty slick on fedex's part, august 12th is on a friday. when i company wants to fire u when is the best day that will cause the least amount of problems. friday of course

    learned that from a great movie called office space!

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    Thumbs up Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    When the result will be know??

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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    Best I could find, something went terribly wrong, and nobody is willing to talk.

    FedEx Corp. (FDX) said the Teamsters union dropped a petition for a representation vote at a facility in the company’s Ground unit.

    FedEx Says Teamsters Drop Petition for Vote at One Facility - Bloomberg

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    Default Re: FedEx Package Handlers to Vote on Teamsters****

    If they turn their backs on them now those guys are going to get fried !

 

 
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