Steelworkers Win a Round

Steelworkers Win a Round

There are 14 comments on the The Auto Channel story from Aug 26, 2013, titled Steelworkers Win a Round. In it, The Auto Channel reports that:

Aug. 26, 2013: The United Steelworkers said today that the U.S. District Court in Roanoke, Va., issued an injunction on Friday against Covington, Va.-based Team Carriers for failing to live up to its contractual obligation to require the company that is taking over its business to hire its USW employees and bargain with the USW.

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good buddy

Covington, VA

#1 Aug 27, 2013
hells yeah
truckin up

Washington, DC

#2 Aug 27, 2013
That's right good buddy...we ain't going anywhere.we will be back.
truckin up

Covington, VA

#3 Aug 27, 2013
about time those union boys are making a move. they shouldve did something about the 16 they lost before
New GT Driver

Springfield, VA

#5 Aug 27, 2013
Congrats USW. However we all got new jobs and aren't ever joining again.
give it up

United States

#6 Aug 27, 2013
The way I understand it was TCI lost the contract and laid off their employees.....another company did not just come in and take over TCI. Employees had a choice in whether or not to work for the new company. I don't see this going anywhere.
me either

Washington, DC

#7 Aug 27, 2013
Ill never sign another usw card
me either

Washington, DC

#8 Aug 27, 2013
give it up wrote:
The way I understand it was TCI lost the contract and laid off their employees.....another company did not just come in and take over TCI. Employees had a choice in whether or not to work for the new company. I don't see this going anywhere.
same differance.we still had a year left on the contract.but thats not what happened.you don't even know what's going on.....
Uh huh

Falls Church, VA

#9 Aug 27, 2013
If you guys that drove for TCI would have done your job....fairly easy job (I know because I worked there) instead of crying about having to work and sleeping or screwing off you would have never been in the position to lose the contract. MWV is a multi billion dollar company that needs trailers moved and less bitching and crying. Garten promises to get the job done!!! If you wanna be lazy or bitch all the time then he will fire you. Very simple!!!!
Kudos

Clifton Forge, VA

#10 Aug 27, 2013
Congrats to the new GT drivers. TCI did this to themselves. No accountability, and laziness
me either

Washington, DC

#11 Aug 28, 2013
Uh huh wrote:
If you guys that drove for TCI would have done your job....fairly easy job (I know because I worked there) instead of crying about having to work and sleeping or screwing off you would have never been in the position to lose the contract. MWV is a multi billion dollar company that needs trailers moved and less bitching and crying. Garten promises to get the job done!!! If you wanna be lazy or bitch all the time then he will fire you. Very simple!!!!
if it was sooo easy. why did. you leave? lol...tci got the job done...in case you didn't know,the contract came up and garten underbid tci. So if you don't know what you're talking about,keep you're finger of the post button.......
give it up

United States

#12 Aug 28, 2013
Fact of the matter is, its business! Companies her comfortable and greedy.....there is always someone out there who will do a better job and do it for less.
give it up

United States

#13 Aug 28, 2013
Get....my bad!!
haha

United States

#14 Aug 28, 2013
tci employees will just end up loosing their jobs any how if they sleep on the job like they do now!
TruthTeller

Warm Springs, VA

#15 Sep 10, 2013
The famous Injunction was just an example of the USW thumping their chests and trying to grab votes to win the vote to represent the Covington Mill employees. It will fail in the end, very unsteady legal ground to stand on.
I do have one question, if the USW cared about the TCI full fledge members, why did they wait until GT took over and more than half of there members were on the street? Whould it not have been better to file the Injunction before GT took over and tried to stop or delay the sale so there members would have jobs longer? Why did they not agree to take less dues money so TCI could have offered a lower bid?
Just like when Jon Geenen came to town he met with the associate members and snubbed the full dues paying TCI drivers. Seems the USW is interested in the money the members of the paper mill can provide them and not the interest of the ones that are paying for representation.
Just saying!!!

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