Teamsters at Wegmans get greedy agian.

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Harpo

Rochester, NY

#1 Sep 20, 2013
If Wegmans keeps raising prices to feed the greedy Union they will loose more customers. Costco, Sams, BJ's WalMart and Aldi are much more competitive. When will Wegmans get smart and get rid of the Teamsters? Are Truck Drivers/fork truck drivers worth it? Big Pensions? The rest of us have only 401K's. Its time Wegmans cuts the cord. I am A store worker that has no benefits at Wegmans.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#2 Sep 20, 2013
Every time I see a union protesting a place, I make it a point to shop there even if I don't need anything!

Just to show my support for NON-UNION workers!
Steve

Penfield, NY

#3 Sep 20, 2013
Wegman's cannot afford to raise their prices. With Tops, Walmart, BJ's and other competing for my business, I will dump Wegman's in a flash for better prices.

The Wegman's store ambiance can be easily overlooked for better pricing. In fact, Walmart has a well stocked grocery section with brand name merchandise. Also, with all the Wegman's branded products (which is cheaper for them), I am having more and more difficulty finding stuff I want.

Maybe Danny can give up his Ferrari and mega house on Canandaigua Lake to fund them. I'm not contributing.
Steve

Penfield, NY

#5 Sep 20, 2013
catch a cracker wrote:
And I don't see many black guys in the pictures, is driving a truck to hard and complicated to do for a black guy for 12 bucks an hour?
Wegman's probably does a criminal background investigation and drug screen on new drivers. Could be an issue.
teamster

Rochester, NY

#6 Sep 20, 2013
We do hard and heavy work that not many other people want to do, after 22 years of throwing cases, beating my body up, I deserve that pension and my wages.Our drivers go out in all conditions, even state of emergencies to make sure you get your groceries. Ask the victims of Sandy about how thankful they were to see UNION Wegmans trucks full of supplies, when no one else would have dared traveled on the roads we were there.Wal mart, BJs, Sams, they stay competive by screwing over there employees. Do not hate if do not know.
John

Rochester, NY

#7 Sep 20, 2013
Soon they will be charging $5.00 for a gallon of Milk and $4.00 for a loaf of bread at Wewgmans to pay for the Union Pension. The Teamsters Union will kill themselves and Wegmans. Hostess is a great example of stupid Unions that got very greedy. I say its time Wegmans got smart and told the union to take a hike.
Ha Ha

Fairport, NY

#8 Sep 20, 2013
teamster wrote:
We do hard and heavy work that not many other people want to do, after 22 years of throwing cases, beating my body up, I deserve that pension and my wages.Our drivers go out in all conditions, even state of emergencies to make sure you get your groceries. Ask the victims of Sandy about how thankful they were to see UNION Wegmans trucks full of supplies, when no one else would have dared traveled on the roads we were there.Wal mart, BJs, Sams, they stay competive by screwing over there employees. Do not hate if do not know.
OH, You're a regular HERO.

The way you sound, the Union won the war in Iraq, captured Osama Bin Ladin & Saddam Hussein.

But one thing is for sure ... your union sure didn't do all those things because it needed to get done, you did it to get PAID!!!

P.S. I ALSO helped delivered supplies to the victims of an emergency, I was activated to help with Hurricane Katrina ... and I wasn't getting union wages to do it.
Lloyd

Rochester, NY

#9 Sep 20, 2013
teamster wrote:
We do hard and heavy work that not many other people want to do, after 22 years of throwing cases, beating my body up, I deserve that pension and my wages.Our drivers go out in all conditions, even state of emergencies to make sure you get your groceries. Ask the victims of Sandy about how thankful they were to see UNION Wegmans trucks full of supplies, when no one else would have dared traveled on the roads we were there.Wal mart, BJs, Sams, they stay competive by screwing over there employees. Do not hate if do not know.
What a joke. Hard heavy work? The drivers are in the Wegmans lounge flirting with female employees while the part time employees unload the trucks with no benefits. I hear about those lazy dock workers that are slugs. They run a fork truck. They lift nothing with their body. Most Wegmans customers could care less who drives food to the stores. Its all about savings. They do watch prices. I work here at Wegmans while I am attending MCC. I have yet to see a Wegmans truck driver work at all physically in my store. I am the one throwing cases and beating my body up unloading trucks and loading the shelves and I am not in the Union.
Steve

Penfield, NY

#10 Sep 20, 2013
teamster wrote:
Wal mart, BJs, Sams, they stay competive by screwing over there employees.
That OK with me. I want the best prices. If people choose to work at Walmart, Sams etc, and get screwed over, that is their personal choice. However, those competitors seem to attract a ton of people willing to work there. And a ton of shoppers willing to spend there.

You making higher wages will likely impact the price that I ultimately pay, either immediately or in the future. You know Wegman's will build it into the price. I won't be authorizing your raise. I'll vote with my discretionary spending.
teamster

Rochester, NY

#11 Sep 20, 2013
John wrote:
Soon they will be charging $5.00 for a gallon of Milk and $4.00 for a loaf of bread at Wewgmans to pay for the Union Pension. The Teamsters Union will kill themselves and Wegmans. Hostess is a great example of stupid Unions that got very greedy. I say its time Wegmans got smart and told the union to take a hike.
Wegmans made over 6 BILLION last year, our wages have nothing to do with price increases, Hostess couldn't live up to the contract they signed, do not negotiate it if you can't pay it.
teamster

Rochester, NY

#13 Sep 20, 2013
Steve wrote:
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That OK with me. I want the best prices. If people choose to work at Walmart, Sams etc, and get screwed over, that is their personal choice. However, those competitors seem to attract a ton of people willing to work there. And a ton of shoppers willing to spend there.
You making higher wages will likely impact the price that I ultimately pay, either immediately or in the future. You know Wegman's will build it into the price. I won't be authorizing your raise. I'll vote with my discretionary spending.
That's fine there are plenty of people that shop and will countinue to shop at Wegmans, and no my wages do not impact what they charge, they just want to think that. Sooner or later Wal Mart and the rest will go union, they cant staff the stores now at Wal Mart because no one wants to work for slave wages and no worker rights.
Mike

Rochester, NY

#14 Sep 20, 2013
In November 2011, Richard Militello, a steward and union trustee allied with DeLorme, accused Toole of misusing a union-issued credit card, Camelio states in the court filing, A panel formed to review Militello's charges allegedly found that Toole had embezzled money in a series of padded expense-account claims, surreptitiously altered the union's records by secretly going into the local's bookkeeper's computer, and induced a witness to perjure himself.

Crooks. Thats all I can say.
LLoyd

Rochester, NY

#15 Sep 20, 2013
catch a cracker wrote:
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Heavy work?? I don't think any of you are allowed to lift anything.
And if your drivers go out in all conditions, even state of emergencies to make sure you get your groceries, how the heck do we get our groceries if you deliver them to a store and not our homes?? And during all these storms, I still see food in Walmart and Sams, so I don't get your point.
And how about people that work in the store stocking shelf's for 22 years, do they not deserve as much as you??
They are not allowed to unload trucks in our Wegman stores. Its in the union contract. Now if they did physical labor that would be another story. But that is not the case.
LLoyd

Rochester, NY

#17 Sep 20, 2013
teamster wrote:
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That's fine there are plenty of people that shop and will countinue to shop at Wegmans, and no my wages do not impact what they charge, they just want to think that. Sooner or later Wal Mart and the rest will go union, they cant staff the stores now at Wal Mart because no one wants to work for slave wages and no worker rights.
Most of America is going non union. Unions are no longer a big part of the USA. Wegmans staffs all its stores with non union workers. Your point is???? They work at Wegmans stores for slave wages and no benefits. Most are part time. Wegmans, Aldi, WalMart will never go union in the stores.
teamster

Rochester, NY

#18 Sep 20, 2013
Ha Ha wrote:
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OH, You're a regular HERO.
The way you sound, the Union won the war in Iraq, captured Osama Bin Ladin & Saddam Hussein.
But one thing is for sure ... your union sure didn't do all those things because it needed to get done, you did it to get PAID!!!
P.S. I ALSO helped delivered supplies to the victims of an emergency, I was activated to help with Hurricane Katrina ... and I wasn't getting union wages to do it.
No not a hero. You have my thanks for your service, but quite frankly you want union wages......join a union. Thanks again for your service we have quite a few veterans that work in the warehouse as well, and all have earned my respect.I do a hard job and EXPECT to be payed well for it, you are correct there.
Steve

Penfield, NY

#19 Sep 20, 2013
teamster wrote:
<quoted text>Sooner or later Wal Mart and the rest will go union, they cant staff the stores now at Wal Mart because no one wants to work for slave wages and no worker rights.
Walmart (and others) have done a stellar job of preventing unions from gaining a threshold. They know how devastating unions can be on commerce, and their business plan of offering aggressive prices. I don't think we'll see unions making much progress anytime soon.
teamster

Rochester, NY

#20 Sep 20, 2013
LLoyd wrote:
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They are not allowed to unload trucks in our Wegman stores. Its in the union contract. Now if they did physical labor that would be another story. But that is not the case.
But the warehouseman sure did, and worked hard to get those cases on those trucks.
LLoyd

Rochester, NY

#21 Sep 20, 2013
No my Union wages do not impact what they charge? So where does Wegmans get the money to pay your Union wages and benefits? If they pay you more they must charge more or go out of business. You msut be another stupid truck driver.
teamster

Rochester, NY

#22 Sep 20, 2013
we will agree to disagree, thank you all for your opinions, while I don't agree I respect most of them. in the end I am thankful to be working and have a union to watch my back for me. good night all.
LLoyd

Rochester, NY

#23 Sep 20, 2013
teamster wrote:
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But the warehouseman sure did, and worked hard to get those cases on those trucks.
Slugs. Lets see these slugs unload many trucks a day, lift boxes and load shelves all day for 8 dollars an hour like we do here in the Henrietta Wegmans Store. Anyone can sit on a fork truck and move boxes around. Physical labor? I think not.

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