Yrc circling the drain again ?

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  1. bobby87

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    So the workers are supposed to take a cut so the managers can make more huh? Wow, you sure have it all figured out By the way did the automakers agree to the terms of the contract or did the union just unilaterally decree them? It's a two way street What really happened was we allowed the automakers to ship the manufacturing to Mexico for 10 dollars an hour
    while people like you cheered them on while your fellow American workers were getting screwed. Once again, brainwashed I'm glad you have set an arbitrary income limit for all workers at 60 thousand a year I'm sure you've got a limit for management too, right?
     
  2. buddyd157

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    being someone who tried in vain to obtain a job with them several times, this makes me happy.
     
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    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have mixed feelings on the union.

    I don’t think they’ve totally outlived their usefulness. Unfortunately some places do have problems with favoritism and management personnel with personal vendettas. Anyone who thinks this doesn’t happen has their head in the sand.

    Unions do their best work when they limit themselves to the aforementioned issues. The problem I have is when they get into wage and compensation issues. I don’t believe in strangling the golden goose.
     
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  4. bzinger

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    It wasnt my intent to start the pro/anti union debate here and I'm neutral on the subject.
    I'm an owner op but I dont begrudge unions ..what's works for you is fine with me but I hate seeing anyone lose they're jobs including YRC employees.
    They've been down a tough road mostly due to poor management I believe.
    ABF is union and they are thriving .
    Was interesting to see in the article that the Teamsters have gone from 500,000 members at they're peak in the 70s to about 50,000 members now due to bankruptcies and acquisitions.
     
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    don't forget, YRC has bought out companies, chewed them up, and spit them out, all for the good freight.

    in this instance, i believe they have long ago, bitten off more than they can chew...now they are the "chewee's".......

    many union companies bled the companies dry.

    i worked for one union shop, glad i left, but then too, it was not a teamsters union.

    i think the unions have lost thier leverage.

    was a time when the teamsters had the companies by the "short hairs"

    case in point, the teamsters/Hasbro toy company

    they pulled a wildcat strike, at the wrong time..all the toys were shipped before christmas.

    i think this goes back the the late 1980's

    they had NO leverage, and LOST benefits, like retiring after 25 years, no matter your age...

    they lost some health benefits.

    after the walk out was settled?

    they could not retire at an early age...and reap the pension

    they had to start paying into their health care..

    i was good friends with a Hasbro driver....he cried that he could not retire at 40, but at 62 instead, and to get his pension, at 65...!!!!
     
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    Retire at 40?!?o_O

    Amazing.:rolleyes:

    I’ll be thankful if I can “retire” at all.
     
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    Oh yes YRC has been famous for acquiring good companies and running them into the ground .
    Glenn Moore and Jevic come to mind .
     
  8. buddyd157

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    Preston as well...a former Preston driver came to work at my barn (union shop, non-teamsters) and he cried nearly every night...then he got a job a few months later driving rear discharge cement mixers....at what else.....a teamsters place.
     
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  9. bobby87

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    Yep That's poor management decisions Same thing with Super Valu. Profitable, growing company They bought Albertsons and couldn't service the debt and finally recently sold out to UNFI because they were losing money Potentially could affect thousands of workers who are totally blameless. The CEO who did the deal gets a huge severance package
     
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    I always loved Albertsons stores clean and good service.
    They had about 5 stores in Omaha that were great and about 15 years ago they all closed up and supers des Moines DC closed up shop .
     
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