An old man's career goes flat, Snackbar moves to open deck

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  1. YardMule89

    YardMule89 Medium Load Member

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    In case you're not aware, it takes two sides to sign the contract.
     
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  3. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

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    Well it’s a more flexible trailer which should help you not sit as much, connies can be a pin as not all shippers will load them, good luck.
     
  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Not sure what your point is...

    The best way I can describe my view of a union is a spoiled child threatening to hold its breath or throwing itself on the floor and having a flopping temper tantrum if it doesn't get it's way.
     
  5. Trashtrucker1707

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    I’ve said it in your other thread but if your thoughts of “local bulk” hold any value, your best bet is Venezia, or Eno in my opinion. I’d go with venezia first, Eno had an outlaw reputation for a long time, but they have nice equipment.
     
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  6. REO6205

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    I'm not a fan of unions either but sometimes they're the only thing a driver has that keeps management from walking all over you.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Or do what I do when management pisses on the employees, wave bye bye and find employment elsewhere. If enough employees leave, then management has to make some changes or go out of business.

    My father-in-law worked for BF Goodrich in Akron OH most of his adult life. Great benefits and pay, but every couple years the union said strike, so he was making whatever the strike pay was from the union (if there was any). Finally, BFG got sick of it and closed most of the production facilities in that area and shipped them out of state or out of the country. He ended up taking a buyout settlement and retired early rather than move to another facility. My wife's brother-in-law worked there too and tried moving to AL to keep his job, but was too much of a city boy to tolerate the AL country way of life...he lasted 6 or 7 months and came back to Akron and ended up working for the city's Parks and Recreation department...which was seasonal for many years for the lower tier of employees...but the URW did nothing to help them other than force BFG to keep their health benefits until they reached 65
     
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  9. iraqralph43

    iraqralph43 Road Train Member

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    Supersnackbar...I hope things get better at SPD...so you don't have to do a Willie ...
     
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  10. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Your opinion, and you are entitled to it.
     
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    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    They made Wheel Horse tractors here in town for a lot of years. Workers were represented by the UAW.

    Toro bought the place, kept it open a while, then closed the local plant, and moved production to Minnesota. Some people kept working at the plant, finishing up, and shipping parts, equipment, etc. When these final WH employees got laid off, and received their final check, the UAW had taken out union dues.....
     
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