What would happen if megas had a union brew up on their hands ?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by asphaltreptile311, Dec 4, 2023.

  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

    1,294
    2,470
    Jun 16, 2016
    0
    How do you think everyone in the C class respond? You think they would stay in business?
     
    Cat sdp Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,514
    56,458
    Feb 15, 2014
    California.
    0
    What's a C class?
     
    Bean Jr., FearTheCorn and Suspect Zero Thank this.
  4. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

    1,294
    2,470
    Jun 16, 2016
    0
    CEO , CFO anyone that needs that c letter to feel special
     
  5. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    1,546
    1,856
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    It's normally called C suite
     
    '88K100, Jamie01, RockinChair and 2 others Thank this.
  6. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,514
    56,458
    Feb 15, 2014
    California.
    0
    You may have coined a new phrase. I like it.
    I doubt if the C class would care very much. They'd grab their golden parachutes, cash in their stock options, their severance bonus, and bail out. Most of them have no ownership in the companies, they're just hired help. When things get bad they run. They're laughing as they run, too.
    Those downstream from the C class would have to deal with the gigantic goat rope that unionization on that scale would bring.
     
  7. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

    1,546
    1,856
    Jan 25, 2017
    0
    They would fight it just like all good business people would. I want no part of unions myself. I support corporate profits overall. Profits are wonderful things , unions are not such wonderful things.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2023
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,514
    56,458
    Feb 15, 2014
    California.
    0
    I wonder who'd emerge as the new Jimmy Hoffa? A movement of that kind needs a charismatic leader. For as long as he lasts, anyway.
     
    Rideandrepair, 201 and buddyd157 Thank this.
  9. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

    3,574
    4,068
    Jan 10, 2011
    Chicago, il
    0
    They would stay in business. Unless they went union then it's would be downhill from then on. Usually companies would fire the whole terminal and then just rehire new people.
     
    Rideandrepair and Atlanta trucker Thank this.
  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    12,514
    56,458
    Feb 15, 2014
    California.
    0
    That's fine if you don't have a lot of employees . I've seen it happen. For the megas you're talking thousands of employees. Getting all those guys to vote in a union might be like trying to herd cats.
     
  11. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    6,082
    17,644
    Dec 9, 2017
    0
    Might be? There's a reason they aren't already unionized, and its more than "union busting" techniques.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted