Mid States Express Inc.

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  1. littlestitches

    littlestitches Bobtail Member

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    :biggrin_25513:Mid States Express Peru IL (Other locations through out the midwest).........
    Stay away from this company. The Company takes 300 a month out of checks for medical. The company in self insured and then does not pay the medical bills. Or pays them VVVVVVVVERY LATE! Some have bills over 2 years old. So now some employees have freeze on bank accounts, leans on homes, have had to refinance homes, even some children are being taken to collections because they were the patient. Basically the whole nine yards as far as screwing up an employees credit.

    As if this is not enough the employees have tried to work things out with the Company. No chance. So Feb 2007 the employees vote the teamsters in with a 80 % vote yes. Also it only took them 1 week to get enough union cards signed. With 3 negotiation meetings into it it is clear the company has no intention of negotiating in good faith. The union approves a legal strike. They are now over 3 weeks into the strike. With a possible meeting set for July 24. We will see if they are willing to negotiate at that time?

    Has any one else had a bad experience with Mid States Express Inc.?
    I know there has be be more out there with over 800 employees through out the mid west. Not to mention the turn over this company has.

    littlestitches
     
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  3. perry_411

    perry_411 Light Load Member

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    Go Teamsters!
    Sounds like a company that is going to reap what it has sown.
     
  4. littlestitches

    littlestitches Bobtail Member

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    We are still fighting Mid States Express from my original post back in July.

    We got good news from the state. We qualify for back and current unemployment. We qualified because the company replaced some of us with permanent replacement workers and failed to identify who they replaced to the state. Therefore because of that all qualified for the unemployment benifit.

    Also the court has ordered Mid States to pay all back medical bills that they have not paid.... to the tune of some 4.4 million. They only have until Feb 2008 to pay them. At that time the court will step in, which could mean someone/s are going to jail and/or they will start selling their assets to get the money.
     
  5. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    I applied at Mid States, years ago, when they were started to try and phase out Aurora Fast Freight. They had opened a terminal in the Kingsbury Industrial park, in Laporte Indiana. I was told I was hired, and would have been 5th or 6th on the board there. Everything was good, so I was told, so I quit the warehouse job I had. Two days later, they told me I couldn't work there, there was a problem with my physical. It was a condition called Spina Biffida Occulta, where a person doesn't have a back problem, but they are more prone to back problems. Couldn't use me, they said.
    Strange, 'cause the next job I took was on a flatbed, throwing tarps and straps, removing side kits, and generally getting a workout. Never had any kind of back problems doing that, why should I have back problems with van freight?
     
  6. littlestitches

    littlestitches Bobtail Member

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    Consider yourself lucky you never had to get pulled into their web. What a headache they have caused so many people. Here is a web page with some more of what has been going on.
    midstates-strikers
     
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  7. littlestitches

    littlestitches Bobtail Member

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    IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
    THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
    LASALLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS
    CITIZENS FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
    a national banking association,
    Plaintiff,
    v.
    HARTMANN PROPERTIES, LLC,
    an Illinois limited liability company,
    CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS
    CORPORATION OF DELAWARE,
    a Delaware corporation,
    PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY
    CORPORATION, a Federal
    corporation, MID-STATES EXPRESS,
    INC., an Illinois corporation,
    UNKNOWN OWNERS and NONRECORD
    CLAIMANTS,
    Defendants.
    Case No. 08 CH 139
    NOTICE OF THE PENDENCY OF
    FORECLOSURE ACTION AND OF
    SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
    NOTICE is hereby given to UNKNOWN
    OWNERS and NON-RECORD
    CLAIMANTS, of the Complaint to
    Foreclose fi led in the above-entitled
    case on February 22, 2008, and that
    they are named Defendants in the
    above-entitled cause, and that the
    above-entitled mortgage foreclosure
    suit is now pending in this Court and
    the date on or after which a default
    may be entered against UNKNOWN
    OWNERS and NON-RECORD
    CLAIMANTS is March 24, 2008. The
    following information applies to this
    foreclosure proceeding:
    1. The title of the court and the title of
    the case in which the action is brought
    are stated above.
    2. The names of all the parties and the
    number of the case are stated above.
    3. The name of the title holder of
    record is: Hartmann Properties, LLC.
    4. The legal description of the real
    estate is:
    PARCEL 1:
    That part of the South Half of Section
    31, Township 34 North, Range 1, East
    of the Third Principal Meridian, lying
    East of center line of the Peru and
    Grand Detour Plank Road, described
    as follows: Commencing at the
    Southeast corner of the Southeast
    Quarter of said Section 31; thence
    North 00 degrees 27 minutes 00
    seconds East along the East line of
    said Southeast Quarter of Section
    31 for a distance of 662.05 feet to
    the point of beginning; thence due
    West for a distance of 2367.16 feet;
    thence North 31 degrees 03 minutes
    43 seconds West for a distance of
    424.37 feet; thence South 89 degrees
    54 minutes 30 seconds West for a
    distance of 546.44 feet; thence South
    57 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds
    West for a distance of 100.00 feet to
    the center line of the aforementioned
    Peru and Grand Detour Plank Road;
    thence North 32 degrees 43 minutes
    00 seconds West along center line
    of the Peru and Grand Detour Plank
    Road for a distance of 182.74 feet;
    thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes
    30 seconds East for a distance of
    669.17 feet to the West line of the
    Southeast Quarter of said Section 31;
    thence North 00 degrees 38 minutes
    00 seconds East along the West line of
    the Southeast Quarter of said Section
    31 for a distance of 433.50 feet;
    thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes
    00 seconds East for a distance of
    2648.57 feet to the East line of the
    Southeast Quarter of said Section 31;
    thence South 00 degrees 27 minutes
    00 seconds West along the East line of
    the Southeast Quarter of said Section
    31 for a distance of 900.00 feet to
    the Point of Beginning, EXCEPTING
    therefrom that portion conveyed to
    the County of LaSalle as Document
    No. 596481.
    PARCEL 2:
    A non-exclusive easement for drainage
    purposes for the benefi t of Parcel No.
    1 as created by agreement between
    Mary A. Kaszynski and Pearl Bonucci
    and Consolidated Freightways
    Corporation of Delaware dated 3 May,
    1979 and recorded 9 July, 1979 as
    document no. 673028, described as
    follows:
    That part of the South Half of Section
    31, Township 34 North, Range 1, East
    of the Third Principal Meridian, lying
    East of the center line of the Peru and
    Grand Detour Plank Road described
    as follows:
    Commencing at the Southeast corner
    of the Southeast Quarter of said
    Section 31; thence North 00 degrees
    27 minutes 00 seconds East along
    the East line of the Southeast Quarter
    of said Section 31 for a distance of
    443.00 feet; thence due West for a
    distance of 2257.91 feet; thence South
    00 degrees 23 minutes 30 seconds
    West for a distance of 221.54 feet;
    thence South 85 degrees 42 minutes
    00 seconds West for a distance of
    407.66 feet to the Northeasterly right
    of way line of the aforesaid Plank
    Road; thence North 32 degrees 07
    minutes 30 seconds West along said
    Northeasterly right of way line for a
    distance of 13.00 feet to an existing
    concrete right of way marker; thence
    South 60 degrees 10 minutes 00
    seconds West for a distance of
    62.50 feet to the center line of the
    aforementioned Plank Road; thence
    North 32 degrees 43 minutes 00
    seconds West along said center line
    of the Plank Road for a distance of
    903.08 feet; thence North 57 degrees
    17 minutes 00 seconds East for a
    distance of 34.49 feet to a point on the
    aforesaid Northeasterly right-of-way
    line of the Plank Road which point
    is the point of beginning; continuing
    thence North 57 degrees 17 minutes
    00 seconds East for a distance of
    65.51 feet; thence North 89 degrees
    54 minutes 30 seconds East for a
    distance of 27.00 feet; thence South
    57 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds
    West for a distance of 50 feet; thence
    South 17 degrees 51 minutes 41
    seconds West for a distance of 49.51
    feet to the point on the aforesaid
    Northeasterly right-of-way line of the
    Plank Road; thence North 32 degrees
    43 minutes 00 seconds West along
    said Northeasterly right-of-way line
    for a distance of 46.00 feet to the Point
    of Beginning; all situated in Dimmick
    Township.
    All situated in LaSalle County, Illinois.
    Tax ID Number: 11-31-406-000
    5. The common address or description
    of the location of the real estate is:
    505 North Plank Road, Peru, Illinois
    61354
    6. The Mortgage sought to be
    foreclosed is identifi ed as follows:
    Mortgage dated February 1, 2002, from
    Hartmann Properties, LLC to Citizens
    First National Bank, recorded March
    5, 2002, In the Offi ce of Recorder of
    Deeds of LaSalle County, Illinois, as
    Document No. R2002-07019.
    Dated: February 22, 2008.
    CLERK OF THE COURT (Deputy)
    Joseff M Caney
    (February 28, March 6, 13, 2008
     
  8. c2-5.0

    c2-5.0 Bobtail Member

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    i work for this horrible joke of a company. i have applied to a few other places but when they call my boss bad mouths me with lies and other companys wont hire me. since i cross the pickett line i've been black balled by the union. this place has pretty much ruined my career. they are full of lies,they even went as far as telling me the forecloser was a mean joke that local 722 had put in the paper because they have so much pull. i know for a fact no union would lie about that. stay away from this company at all costs!
     
  9. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

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    I'd not go so far as to say no union would do that. They would have to assess the risks involved. Would it be worth prosecution? I doubt it in this case.

    What interests me is the fact that there are no owners of record for Mid_States. If I recall my teachings, the Non-Record Claimants would mean no record of shareholders, either.

    In effect, this indicates a non-existent company, as no company may exist without ownership...

    I think, if I were you, I'd take ANY trucking job to get out of there.
     
  10. snodreamn

    snodreamn Bobtail Member

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    I worked for Mid-States Express for 13 years and finally had to quit because I could not take it any longer so I quit! Thirteen years of loyaly,dedication,honesty and sacrific and not one phone call from any of the so called owners all down the drain all because of in my opinion mismanagement(BID TIME!)I have seen good people turn ugly and hateful, Marriages broken up and the lose of many good employess.Your comments about there insurance is correct and accurate because my wife and I have been paying on a medical bill from 2005 that we have tried a number of times to contact the company but without any assistance at all!I have no proof but have been told by other employees that they know of employess that have had to file bankruptcy over this medical problem.Believe u/me there medical bills are half there problem which any employee would testify to. The medical bill situation from the information that has been recently explained to me by a company rep is a judgement has been filed against the company and they are to start making payments however, if you are paying out of your own pocket to keep the blood suckers off your back like always you will be the last to receive reembercment (Go Figure!)However my concern is what happens if the company files for bankruptcy are they still held accountable for those medical bills and/or can they file for bankruptcy because of a legal claim against them??As far as the union goes GOOD LUCK the owners of this company will never and I mean never allow the union to penitrate there company EVER!!!I went through a union ordeal with them back a few years ago and I was told by a Vvvvvvvvvvvery high ranking offical there company would NEVER go for the union!!!! In my opinion if the Lasalle facility is being forclosed on there is a reason! Like I always said closing a faclilty doesnt correct your problems you still carry bad bagage somewhere else!! It is only my opinion but I would urge everyone to be very cautiuos of this company!!!Like my moma always says you never know what you goin get til you walk through the doors!All kidding aside I just needed to chime in because I feel vvvery betraided by this company and I feel they need to get what they have coming to them and hopefully jail time if provide in a court of law because I feel they are as crooked as the day is long!I also believe that they will file bankruptcy before long because that will be there way out and would not be surprised if some how re-open under a new name!!!
     
  11. Timtruck

    Timtruck Medium Load Member

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    I really suprised that anybody would even consider working for this company--based on their driver pay alone. Which according to somebody I know who works there is not very good. Most of the better LTL companies pay on a union scale even if they arent union, because nobody will work for them unless they do.

    Also, I dont know why they couldnt find and owner of record, all you have to do is look at their website and it tells you who the founder is (I guess they didnt look far enough), in fact he even has a letter there.
     
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