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Posted: 8/26/2005 6:12:54 AM EDT
Has anyone heard anything about a trucker's strike starting on Labor Day?

I have a friend who runs a small, independent trucking company, and he was talking about it last night at a local diner.

I didn't know if anyone had heard anything about this.

Good thing Wal-Mart's supply lines aren't union. Their shelves will be stocked.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:39:44 AM EDT
Unions are losing their relevance in America. They have to pull stupid shit from time to time to stay in the news. Sort of like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:21:29 AM EDT
Its like the miners around here who used to strike the day before deer season opened up and end the strike the last day of deer season.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:32:00 AM EDT
Yeah , but i can see their point and it ain't to just to strike! It will definatly send a message to Oil companies. You know how many millions of gallons won't be sold if they go out just one week?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:41:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fireguy3:
Yeah , but i can see their point and it ain't to just to strike! It will definatly send a message to Oil companies. You know how many millions of gallons won't be sold if they go out just one week?

The oil companies dont care, stuff still has to get from point A to point B, it'll either happen that week, or get delayed until the next, but eventually the trucks will be back on the road burning fuel.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 8:13:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fireguy3:
definatly



That's a new version of the most misspelded word on AR15.com!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:05:13 PM EDT
At least they are doing something.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:10:16 PM EDT
I wonder if that means UPS wont be shipping again?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:14:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By Fireguy3:
definatly



That's a new version of the most misspelded word on AR15.com!



What the hell is that?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:15:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:
I wonder if that means UPS wont be shipping again?



That would be interesting, to say the least.I haven't heard anything about it and I talk to Yellow,Roadway guys every day.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:22:48 PM EDT
We still need the unions in this country. Once they are gone you'll see wages drop everywhere. The standard will be gone.

United We Bargain / Divided We Beg.......why should the employers be the only ones holding all the cards?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:36:45 PM EDT
Most people that talk shit about Unions are just jealous they aren't part of one.
Stick that in you chinese pipe and smoke it wally world lovers
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:40:01 PM EDT
early to bed,
early to rise,
work like hell and
ORGANIZE!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:41:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rainman:
We still need the unions in this country. Once they are gone you'll see wages drop everywhere. The standard will be gone.

United We Bargain / Divided We Beg.......why should the employers be the only ones holding all the cards?



I've managed to do extremely well without collective bargaining so far. No job I have ever had has been covered by a CBA, so your bullshit story doesn't wash.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:42:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pipefitter:
early to bed,
early to rise,
work like hell and
ORGANIZE!



Mexicans who will work for 1/10 of what you want are very easy to find in Oklahoma.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:43:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By Fireguy3:
definatly



That's a new version of the most misspelded word on AR15.com!



Spelling Nazi
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:46:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 5:51:53 PM EDT by pipefitter]
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:51:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By pipefitter:
early to bed,
early to rise,
work like hell and
ORGANIZE!



Mexicans who will work for 1/10 of what you want are very easy to find in Oklahoma.




So this is what you want in America?....a country loaded with mexicans that will work for 1/10 of what everyone else will accept? It would just be a matter of time before they organized too.


Some people just don't get it. Sheesh!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:53:01 PM EDT
yall should read up on Samuel Gompers and George Westinghouse.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:53:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By menefreghista:
Most people that talk shit about Unions are just jealous they aren't part of one.



Unions are an idea who's time has passed.

I have nothing against organizing to ensure a safe work environment, but the whole "I get x dollars because I've been here 15 years" is a bullshit compensation method. It breeds laziness and is a disincentive to perform your job to excellence.

I'm sorry, but if you're doing the same job as you were doing 15 years ago, at the same skill and performance level, you deserve to get the same pay (cost of living adjusted of course).

If you advance your skill set, are more productive, what have you, you should get raises above and beyond cost of living.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:54:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fireguy3:
Yeah , but i can see their point and it ain't to just to strike! It will definatly send a message to Oil companies. You know how many millions of gallons won't be sold if they go out just one week?



so they do it labor day, a very busy week of tourist driving?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:54:29 PM EDT
UPS is not going on strike. No way. No how.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:56:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fast351:

Originally Posted By menefreghista:
Most people that talk shit about Unions are just jealous they aren't part of one.



Unions are an idea who's time has passed.

I have nothing against organizing to ensure a safe work environment, but the whole "I get x dollars because I've been here 15 years" is a bullshit compensation method. It breeds laziness and is a disincentive to perform your job to excellence.

I'm sorry, but if you're doing the same job as you were doing 15 years ago, at the same skill and performance level, you deserve to get the same pay (cost of living adjusted of course).

If you advance your skill set, are more productive, what have you, you should get raises above and beyond cost of living.




Don't try the logic thing with union folks.. it's like trying to teach a pig to yodel.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:56:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 5:58:34 PM EDT by sharky30]

Originally Posted By menefreghista:
Most people that talk shit about Unions are just jealous they aren't part of one.
Stick that in you chinese pipe and smoke it wally world lovers



I was in one for while, granted it was a part time job
all they did for me was take my money and send me newsletters begging me to vote dimocrap
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:58:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
yall should read up on Samuel Gompers and George Westinghouse.




Fuck them both. All I need to read are the union newsletters where I have worked.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 5:58:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 6:01:47 PM EDT by pipefitter]
to beeredup to even Quote and reply. goodnight gentlemen!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:02:47 PM EDT
replace them with undocumented scabs
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:20:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
replace them with undocumented scabs



Works for me
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:35:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rainman:
We still need the unions in this country. Once they are gone you'll see wages drop everywhere. The standard will be gone.

United We Bargain / Divided We Beg.......why should the employers be the only ones holding all the cards?



oh yeah, cause they're doing so much about all the illegals that are driving wages down.......NOT!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:57:21 PM EDT
Wait a minute this is the teamsters. If they say they will strike on labor day it will take them week to get around to it. So don't count on a strike for about a week after labor day. Lazy bastards
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:04:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:10:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mpearcex:
Wait a minute this is the teamsters. If they say they will strike on labor day it will take them week to get around to it. So don't count on a strike for about a week after labor day. Lazy bastards



Ouch!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 7:38:45 PM EDT
Trucker bullshit,this shit is brought up all the time on the CB!Why would the Teamsters go on strike? They did'nt in the early 70's! It was the indepedents who went on strike in OH,PA,and AR,then!
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