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Thread: Dear Brothers and Sisters

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    FedEx Freight Organizer

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    Default Dear Brothers and Sisters

    Teamsters Local 71

    As you’ve probably already heard by now we recently lost the decertification VOTE with FedEx Freight on July 7, 2017. After nearly 18 months of legal maneuvering by FedEx we were finally able to force them to the negotiations table. We knew going in it would be a hard fight but the asinine arrogance of such an overwhelming anti-union company was without comparison. Now, after a year of hard negotiations the company had one of their “favored” employees file for a de-certification vote on the very day eligible. We had been preparing for this strategically for the past few months by intentionally presenting well planned proposals on health/ welfare, pension and wages.
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    Default Re: Dear Brothers and Sisters

    The truth. At the end of the day, that is what we came with and what we leave behind.

    Personally, I met some great people who are not only my brothers and sisters, they are my friends.

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    FedEx Freight Organizer

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    Default Re: Dear Brothers and Sisters

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    The truth. At the end of the day, that is what we came with and what we leave behind.

    Personally, I met some great people who are not only my brothers and sisters, they are my friends.

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    Feel the same way brother, met some good people during our campaign at FedEx through the nation.
    And I know it's not over, because this is just the beginning...we all seen it happen during the Overnite fight that took place many moons ago, this is just a bandaid and a baby aspirin that will mend things for a while and boom again with the boogeyman that terrorize and will put fear again !
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    Default Re: Dear Brothers and Sisters

    You can put all the blame on hoffa/hall,..

    It seams that they have no desire to enforce the contracts they have, let alone organize new ones,..

    The "overnight deal" was hoffa jerking off ups under the table to let them out of Central States,....

    ups freight is a union in name only,....hoffa/hall have let the company run over the employees and
    what contract we do have,...

    the teamsters suck for ups freight and the fed ex boys saw that,.....

    I wish we had better leadership, I wish it was the teamsters I grew up believing in,
    I wish enough members cared to press for change and vote out the scumbags in office,...

    Wish in one hand and chit in the other and see which one fills first,.....

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    Default Re: Dear Brothers and Sisters

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye View Post
    You can put all the blame on hoffa/hall,..

    It seams that they have no desire to enforce the contracts they have, let alone organize new ones,..

    The "overnight deal" was hoffa jerking off ups under the table to let them out of Central States,....

    ups freight is a union in name only,....hoffa/hall have let the company run over the employees and
    what contract we do have,...

    the teamsters suck for ups freight and the fed ex boys saw that,.....

    I wish we had better leadership, I wish it was the teamsters I grew up believing in,
    I wish enough members cared to press for change and vote out the scumbags in office,...

    Wish in one hand and chit in the other and see which one fills first,.....
    The only way to change the landscape is to vote them out of office.

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    Default Re: Dear Brothers and Sisters

    What I think is very necessary....and I sure as hell wouldn't know how to go about it....but what we need is leaders who are more forcefull about members getting involved..................and if the leaders came off as forceful.....the members would tell them that they aren't here to be told what to do.....so we have a neverending cycle of nobody really wanting to do anything productive for us...a membership of childish rebellious fingerpointing.......leadership needs to unify and mobilize the members and get them involved.............and the membership wants a lot but is too lazy or unconcerned to do anything...$54/month buys you the world I guess......not really....the old time members took risks and put time in and got involved...somebody needs to get that to the membership somehow. It's hard the way things have gone....They closed the places in all our areas and we all drive 20 plus miles to reading where I work...it's our Local....but we ain't locals...so time is a factor also.
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