Between a union gig or JB Hunt?

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  1. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    which is why (to me) they are scabs.
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Not just to you, my friend. Lol
     
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  4. Chinatown

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    Union friend of mine was union. He was mistaken for a scab, and run off the road and beaten nearly to death.
    The beating ruined his career and life. The union didn't apologize to him. After that, I said screw the union; family first. I don't put any truck driver above my family. I don't give a #### what the other drivers think of me.
     
  5. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Medium Load Member

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    Call the hall and ask for the Ba's phone number. He/she will help you decide which union company is hiring and which company will be right fit.
     
  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i was lucky, i only had the 1 union job. i also do not advocate any violence against the company, equipment, employee's.

    i also do not respect any union that strikes and violence erupts.

    however, i'd not want a scab worker, working along side with me either.

    they either join or get the hell out.
     
  7. Chinatown

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    Scab drivers didn't affect my pay or benefits, so I didn't care.
    It's enough responsibility taking care of my own life and family without wasting my time thinking about what another driver is doing.
     
  8. CruiseRed

    CruiseRed Bobtail Member

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    That in Vegas?
     
  9. SMK Shoe

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    I drove for Caremark here in North Carolina for a few weeks with a temp service. Nice people and a good job, but the hours are horrendous. 2-230 am leaving terminal and delivering to 15-20 gas stations before a return trip. Usually two maybe three loads a week. Good money but unloading a 53' reefer trailer mostly by your self is brutal. 8-10 pallets of bottled water, totes for days, and 30 cases of smokes and dip wast a accounting nightmare with a hand truck. Made really good paychecks, but I am just to old for the manual labor. Younger guys there, that had the same routes all the time loved it.
     
  10. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Medium Load Member

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    Yup, the one closest to where you are applying. Ask lots of questions.
     
  11. HogazWild

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    I was also union for years in Charlotte NC. When it became a contest to screw over other workers at terminals, union or otherwise, I left. I was over half way up the seniority list..

    If I was willing to put up with that I'd just go run heavy equipment and make more than a linehaul or p&d driver, or go back to contracting.. Too many ways to make money to be walking on eggshells..
     
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