Sysco Foods

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by prime rib, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. prime rib

    prime rib Light Load Member

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    I hear Sysco Foods is going on strike soon.
    Anyone else hear this??
     
  2. vman73

    vman73 Bobtail Member

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    not here in Vancouver...not a union shop.
     
  3. Husker_Trucker

    Husker_Trucker Medium Load Member

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    I didn't even think they were union.
     
  4. pullingtrucker

    pullingtrucker Road Train Member

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    Some Sysco DCs are union and some are not. I am guessing the contracts are all through the local union shops if that DC is union. The DC you were at may be union and fighting a contract renewal.
     
  5. ew2108

    ew2108 Road Train Member

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  6. Support81

    Support81 Light Load Member

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    Up here in Boston they are union...all a bunch of winey,lazy, cry babies...
     
  7. flightwatch

    flightwatch Road Train Member

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    Aren't they like that everywhere? I'm pretty much to the point that I won't go to one anymore. It takes them 5 hours to unload a few pallets.
     
  8. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

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    Sysco may be union but he lumpers aren't that's your problem why it takes 5 hrs to get out of one. lump your own freight and get out quicker plus make extra money and get a good work out.
     
  9. gearjamin

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    I have'nt heard any scuttlebutt about a general or local strike at Sysco. I deliver to a lot of Sysco DC's and do the off-load myself. Probably takes a quater of the time the lumpsters do. I have a electric pallet jack that our company provides, because our pallets weigh in at around 1900 lbs. A few of the DC's will let drivers use their power jacks to unload. I deliver the products that our company produces, so my situation is a bit different.
     
  10. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

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    In in the same boat you are except no electric jack. Our burritos are the heaviest but normally a receiver will get me some help if I need it. Also if Sysco goes on strike I wouldn't cross there picket line cause I'm also a union member.
     
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