Letters from our Members: Two Enemies

February 26, 2010: Congratulations on a very informative Teamster Voice. While reading it, it occurred to me to remind our fellow Teamsters that instead of one enemy, the greedy corporations, we have two: the leadership at the IBT who go along with the corporate chiefs and threaten any member who dares to stand up for working Teamsters.

Tiered wages must be eliminated. Guaranteed personal time off. Set a limit on forced overtime. No more excessive elimination of jobs until there is documented proof of loss of freight. This would get some of our laid-off people back to work.

The one item that always bothered me most was the pension plan. Why are there so many formulas? Why is there so much difference between what different Teamsters make when they retire?

Our next IBT president must address these issues.

Hector Canales Local 406, YRC (retired) Grand Rapids, Mich.

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