The LA/LB Employers who use transtainers to load and unload trucks have decided to man 5 transtainers with 6 operators, hoping no one will say anything about the 4 missing hall men.
Even though the contract says the Employer can order 6 operators for 5 transtainers, for years they have ordered 10.
Yesterday, using the claim of an order screw up the Employers started using only 6 steady men for 5 transtainers hoping the hall won’t notice the change. Even if they do notice, what are they going to do, there is no contract grievance machinery.
The Employers have been waiting for the union to make a dumb move, and they finally did, however the steady men are still being being assigned by pairs to run their hammerheads. Why do the steady crane drivers always get the sweetest deal?
The Employers have implemented their manning reduction for hall men and are now ready to set into motion their Taft-Hartley plan to beat down the Union.
Working without a contract is more fun than they imagined.
Time to bring all the steady men back to the hall?!