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Old 03-31-2008, 10:24 AM   #1
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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Yea, the VP of operations here said we don't have many drivers like that, only a few. Interesting to see what happens.
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...are you saying its jsut the independents & non-unions striking, or is it all Drivers striking for the independents/non-union drivers?
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...are you saying its jsut the independents & non-unions striking, or is it all Drivers striking for the independents/non-union drivers?
just the independents/non-union. AKA Over The Road.
The union truckers have been getting raises fairly well over the past years.
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just the independents/non-union. AKA Over The Road.
The union truckers have been getting raises fairly well over the past years.
so why don't the independents/non-union join the union... don't want to pay the dues?
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so why don't the independents/non-union join the union... don't want to pay the dues?
Can't tell ya, I know I signed up when I was an electrician. My grandfather was union when he drove. He retired with a fat check too :dontknow: I think OTR drivers can get free lance work and stuff, but it isn't ok when you are union. Or something like that. I know my grandfather has told me, but I didn't pay much attention.
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Yea the Long haul truckers have been gettin it in the , So all mass Transit items, Fuel, Food, Goods, Cars, you get the idea, Its gona be tight. I hope it works out ok. I dont want to see some like in the movie "F.I.S.T." They have tried in the past, but failed, its diff this time, They are !
Yea I hope it works out well for everyone. I see lots of things like this happening in the future due to fuel prices. I hear the trucker song starting.
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Drama at work !! looking for a trailer load of tires that was to be here @ 7:00 am & it's not here ! trucking co. can't get a hold of driver but truck is in Ok. 650 miles away & i have a nother truck here needing 450 tires off of that truck to go back down to brownsville !! this guy is b/c he has 3 guys that he is paying just to sit around & he's supposed to be back in brownsville by 3 pm & he's !!! but hey not my fault !!
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i think they deserve a raise as well. Prices of EVERYthing are going up - so should their pays.

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i think they deserve a raise as well. Prices of EVERYthing are going up - so should their pays.

Don't wanna hear it, I'm battling my own on that. :/:
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I remember when the janitors went on strike downtown. The strike itself didn't get them the raise. It was business as usual because there were people waiting in line to wage for that meager wage. But the media attention did get the companies to cave in. But it took about 2 months for them to even budge.
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