Swift Transportation fires more truck...

Swift Transportation fires more truck drivers for union activites

There are 182 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Sep 30, 2009, titled Swift Transportation fires more truck drivers for union activites. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Swift Transportation, one of the largest buyers of new trucks under the Clean Trucks Program, has been accused of firing two more truck drivers for union activity.

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presey

Angels Camp, CA

#176 Jan 15, 2010
TEAMSTERS!!

Since: Oct 09

Reading, MA

#177 Jan 16, 2010
Hey Presey, Let me expand on that thought.

TEAMSTERS SUCK!
tracwayPeterbuil t

AOL

#178 Jan 16, 2010
Teamsters and their loser friends at the great Change-to-Win labor group really SUCK for what they are trying to do to the owner-operator trucker. Wake up everyone. Your right to truck ownership in America is under attack by the Green socialist group created by these two labor monsters to get around the federal anti-trust laws that have held the Teamsters back from unionizing the owner-operator for years. Now they have devised this scam to ban the drivers who own their trucks in order to hustle in company ownership so they can unionize strickly employees. The same plan is unfolding in New York/New Jersey ports lieing to the drivers their trying to build support for their corrupt plans to take over all harbor trucking.
ICEMAN

AOL

#179 Jan 16, 2010
leo molina wrote:
I am an owner operator at swift, it is a sweatshop, i can barely make $500 a day, i think it should be some regulation to increase the pay for the american, and foreign-american worker,We all are in the same boat,
let stop fighting among ourselves and get together, if you are white, indian, mexican,chinese, irish, italian,hispanic, german, russian, or slavic we all have families, short term goals,and long term goals lets fight for them in unisom, becouse all the big companies are doing like that,, all of them will treat you the same like garbage, the one will trat you fair are running out of business,,,
leo from oklahoma
Hey Leo, we can do this without giving up our right to ownership of our trucks as the Teamsters want you to do. Don't be fooled by the propaganda these folk are spreading on their so-called clean truck plan. The Teamsters are behind this CTP to wipe out the owner/operator trucker. The pollution facts have even been tainted by falsifing reports of actual diesel particulates in the air to move their "ban the owner/operator campaign".

The teamster goal here is to get rid of us with an employee driver mandate attached to the clean air plan so that it makes their job easier to organize. The greedy ba$tard$ are only interested in the potential of millions of $$$ in union dues and don't give a [email protected] about what our needs really are or that of the general public. If this was about cleaning the air they would be figuring out a way to move the line of stalled trucks stuck idling at the interchange lanes or stacked up in the port waiting to be mounted or demounted. We would have pre-inspected chassis ready to go instead of spending wasted time riding around searching for a decent road worthy one inside the port for extra hours every week.

NO, they don't want to expose those issues because of the special deals they have made with certain port authorities to back their clever clean air-ban the O/O plan. The Teamsters leadership has turned out to be worse than the trucking companies when it calls for telling the truth. We need to organize among ourselves.

Dump the Teamsters!!!!!

Since: Aug 08

Oyster, Virginia

#180 Jan 17, 2010
Yes, dump the Teamsters just like they dumped the owner operator trucker at the ports. We told these guys here at the very first meeting they were full of sh*t when they claimed they would help us get a contract while remaining O/O's. Now everyone can plainly see just what they are doing to the trucker. There leadership is a pack of lying RATS!

Since: Aug 08

Oyster, Virginia

#181 Jan 17, 2010
If we need union representation it should be with the ILA International Longshoremen union. They control the docks not the Teamsters. We had a chance to go that way twelve years ago before the Teamsters came in here & screwed it up with their promises of helping the owner operator. The ILA was going to hand us an ILA trucker charter & show us how to operate a hiring hall designed for O/O's to haul cans from the piers but then came the Teamsters. Now we have nothing but a mess from these people & their clean truck campaign to abolish the O/O completely. I hope the idiots that wanted the Teamsters in our business are happy now. It's time to stop them dead in their tracks before it is to late. Hoffa is nothing like his daddy but only a greedy corporate lawyer out for what he can grab along with his cronies at the top.
ironman

AOL

#182 Jan 17, 2010
Amen to that sir. The longshoremen need us worse than we need them just to hold on to what they have now.I'm sure their rank-n-file members would be more than willing to help us organize in the harbor. It would make for a very strong marriage. The Teamsters have managed to piss off every trucker moving containers with their determination to ban the o/o trucker from working. Maybe they'll take a long look at their flawed leadership decisions when it comes to grassroot organizing efforts next time. They sure don't know anything about how to win trucker support.
Rob

United States

#183 Jan 17, 2010
well I've got news real news about Swift Transportetion, There safstats Suck, they Suck in general, when they convert over the the New fmCSA 2010 they in real trouble this time, there isn't no more hide from this fact,

they are just below the boarder line with the current safety system SafeStat, when they change over to the new system they aren't going to pass, and this means potential company fed-or state Dot shut down,, or there insurance carrier can even pull the plug on them for this,

I've checked them, on fmcsa's site, this is real public records of all US Dot numbered trucking companies,.
Recap

AOL

#184 Jan 18, 2010
Intermodal truckers can check out the latest on www.porttrucker.com
r pittman

AOL

#185 Jan 19, 2010
Can Hauler wrote:
Hey Presey, Let me expand on that thought.
TEAMSTERS SUCK!
yes, teamsters suck!!!!!!!!!!
Bad Jerry

Longview, WA

#186 Jan 25, 2010
Jerry Moyes was a great man to work for years ago but now he is just money hungary. Drivers do not mean a thing to Swift nor it's managers. I have seen many a good driver sent packing for not kissing butt. Swift beware, the economy will improve and you will again be begging for drivers, but guess what? the good ones will just laugh at you and you will remain a TRANING COMPANY.
Lady driver

Lake Elsinore, CA

#187 Feb 14, 2010
No “new improved” Unions, let the end of an era, classic Unions retire in peace. Pull together independent and company owner operators, you can lick this Long Beach, CA harbor problem…join that class action suit against Swift at SwiftJustice.org .(If it applies to you) There must be a way owners can get new drivers hooked up, to team up on a website for owners only. By the way Swift does not layoff, they terminate since Oct.’09 on. Swift has Corporate Cost Control Inc. on the hook to be sure it’s impossible to get California EDD benefits pay. Swift has already tricked EDD and the Appeal Judges with Swifts ever changing policy manual wording. Oh yeah, Swift drivers…the phrase “you are a Professional Truck Driver “ is your death sentence from Swift not a compliment you would normally be proud of... it’s Swift’s catch phrase that stops any unemployment pay. And if you know your termination was embellished, exaggerated or even fabricated, bring a lawyer with you to appeals, not that you will get EDD benefits, but so you know it’s not just you. EDD tells you, you don’t need a lawyer on the “Appeals Video”. We will get through these time’s, I’m old enough to know we have it in us to organize better than this. Keep in mind that California has the attention of all the states, good or bad, so out of state drivers help the situation. California drivers help out of state drivers get the big picture.
gofast64

Newellton, LA

#188 Feb 16, 2010
The trucking industry is going to hell. These big companies are trying to put the O/O out of buisness but they forget that the O/O's are the ones who built the trucking industry. Unless truck drivers stand up to these states and counties its never going to change. I hear drivers that say that they are afraid to shut down because they will lose their jobs. There is such a shortage of truck drivers that this will never happen. Good luck to you drivers in California
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#189 Feb 18, 2010
Lady driver wrote:
No “new improved” Unions, let the end of an era, classic Unions retire in peace. Pull together independent and company owner operators, you can lick this Long Beach, CA harbor problem…join that class action suit against Swift at SwiftJustice.org .(If it applies to you) There must be a way owners can get new drivers hooked up, to team up on a website for owners only. By the way Swift does not layoff, they terminate since Oct.’09 on. Swift has Corporate Cost Control Inc. on the hook to be sure it’s impossible to get California EDD benefits pay. Swift has already tricked EDD and the Appeal Judges with Swifts ever changing policy manual wording. Oh yeah, Swift drivers…the phrase “you are a Professional Truck Driver “ is your death sentence from Swift not a compliment you would normally be proud of... it’s Swift’s catch phrase that stops any unemployment pay. And if you know your termination was embellished, exaggerated or even fabricated, bring a lawyer with you to appeals, not that you will get EDD benefits, but so you know it’s not just you. EDD tells you, you don’t need a lawyer on the “Appeals Video”. We will get through these time’s, I’m old enough to know we have it in us to organize better than this. Keep in mind that California has the attention of all the states, good or bad, so out of state drivers help the situation. California drivers help out of state drivers get the big picture.
I hope the drivers win, but it will be a long shot. The FEDERAL fair labor standards act exempts various groups of employees from overtime. Truck drivers that haul interstate freight, and/or paid by percentage, flat rate, by mileage, or anything except hourly is exempt from overtime. Intrastate can be regulated by state laws, but the freight always has to originate and deliver within the same state.(Gravel dump trucks that stay in one state for example are intrastate.) In so far as owner-operators organizing a union, any strike by them is against some law of "restraint of trade". A political solution is needed, changing these laws. Also they need to bring back regulation of trucking rates,(I am old enough to remember when trucking was a regulated prosperous industry). Otherwise owner operators will be driven out of business, and just a handful of companies like Swift will control all trucking.
Midnightrider

Geneva, IL

#190 Feb 18, 2010
gofast64 wrote:
The trucking industry is going to hell. These big companies are trying to put the O/O out of buisness but they forget that the O/O's are the ones who built the trucking industry. Unless truck drivers stand up to these states and counties its never going to change. I hear drivers that say that they are afraid to shut down because they will lose their jobs. There is such a shortage of truck drivers that this will never happen. Good luck to you drivers in California
They have good reason to be afraid of losing their jobs. They could end up fired, bad DAC report, and unable to find a job. It is not fair, but they are looking at it realistically.
NAFTA

Humble, TX

#191 Aug 14, 2010
KEEP ON KEEPIN ON AND MOST OF YOU THE EXPERIENCED DRIVERS IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM YOUR DRIVING CAREERS! THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES IN AMERICA ARE CONSORTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELIMINATING YOUR JOBS BY REGULATIONS AND EXEMPTIOND NOT PRESENTLY AUTHORIZED! GET SMART OR WATCH YOUR O/O, COMPANY JOBS DISAPPEAR! OVER SEVEN MILLION NON REGISTERED ALIENS READY TO TAKE YOUR PLACE!
NATIONAL ALLIENCE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
coolaid

Los Angeles, CA

#192 Aug 22, 2010
AVERGE JOE wrote:
IT IS TIME SOME 1 LIKE THE TEAMSTER PORT DIVISION COME AND PUT A STOP TOO ALL THIS ABUSE THAT JERRY MOISE AND THE SWIFT TRANSPORT CO. HAVE BEEN DOIN TO THERE DRIVERS FOR SOO MANY YRS! I HOPE THAT THOSE DRIVERS @ SWIFT GET THERE WAY AND WIN A TEAMSTER UNION CONTRACT "ASAP" !!
"THAT IS THE SAME REASON WHY WE NEED "EFCA BILL" TO PASS".
there was 200 trucks that swift got and gess what they did they got all the trucks from phonix had all there locals drivers from phx and drive them down befor they needed there twic card and regester them in the port then get the 20.000 dollors that the state gave them for clean trucks and had the drivers take them back to phx and park them took the batterys out of them and there steel siting and charging the oops 95000 for the clean trucks swift got 20.000 dollors for reg a thats one truck gets 70.00every time that truck go,s in the harbor to pick up a load and the driver do,s not get any thing so any one wonts to make a coment ask me i have seen it all there local drivers and yard drivers brought these trucks down and swift gets all the money and f---- the driver every time and these trucks were never to leave califorina but they did .
As If

Manhattan Beach, CA

#193 Aug 22, 2010
F..k the Teamsters Union!!!! May Hoffa continue to rot in his unknown grave.
Hammerdown-Hamme rlane

Clifton Park, NY

#194 Oct 16, 2011
coolaid wrote:
<quoted text>
there was 200 trucks that swift got and gess what they did they got all the trucks from phonix had all there locals drivers from phx and drive them down befor they needed there twic card and regester them in the port then get the 20.000 dollors that the state gave them for clean trucks and had the drivers take them back to phx and park them took the batterys out of them and there steel siting and charging the oops 95000 for the clean trucks swift got 20.000 dollors for reg a thats one truck gets 70.00every time that truck go,s in the harbor to pick up a load and the driver do,s not get any thing so any one wonts to make a coment ask me i have seen it all there local drivers and yard drivers brought these trucks down and swift gets all the money and f---- the driver every time and these trucks were never to leave califorina but they did .
Excellent point.Another reason as I have always said that Swift Mgmt,including CEO Moyes SUCKS THE BIG ONE and f---the driver as you say every time! Swift partnering with Teamsters only to monopolize port business at exclusion of independent O/O's who prefer to remain independent over being leased to Swift or having to join union for admission to ports.
florela

New Baltimore, MI

#195 Feb 10, 2013
Unions SUCK wrote:
The United States of America [IS] a free REPUBLIC!!! NOT a DEMOCRACY!!! If you were born in any of the 50 states of the Union (USA), then you are a "state national" NOT U.S. citizen (guess the UNIONized government run schools don't teach our kids that anymore like they taught us in government and civics). Where was the UNIONS when Buckwheat Huckleberry Osama ENFORCED the TWIC on us truckers on 4/15/09 in the harbors/ports??? The military (US Coast Guard) since has been denying entrance to all p[ort and harbors to truckers UNLESS a TWIC is in POSSESSION. A federal REAL ID, that states you MUST BE a U.S. citizen. HUH WHAT? YA! The union idiots didn't even READ what the TWIC [IS], or for whom it is truly FOR. The TWIC is for US Coast Guardsmen (Mariners), and federal employess, NOT truckers. Sailors from FORIEGN countries on all the container ships don't even need a TWIC. SO? WHERE WAS THE UNIONS IN DEFENSE OF AMERICAN WORKERS HMMMM? The SOCIALIST UNION CREEPS (Obamas PALS)ooops, I mean Democrats, you know, the ones who ask "Are You Serious"" and FORCE THEIR sick new world order beliefs upon the PEOPLE, YA, those guys. Where was the UNI0N THEN??? Well now truckers have to pay a franchise FEE (that pays the salary of FEDRAL EMPLOYEES), for the PRIVILEGE to work in the harbors/ports, and ask the TSA to do terrorists background checks upon us, just to tell us that we are not terrorists in our own country. UNIONS SUCK! SWIFT SUCKS!
BRILLIANTLY PUT!! 2 thumbs up!!!

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