InsideFood Message Board
Register Calendar
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 2      Prev   1   2
whizard

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 10
Reply with quote  #17 
My sources  tells me that USF Corp is reviewing a plan to close Bridgeport NJ Building in the future. USF owns the ground around the Swedesboro property. They can add on to the existing building. The only issue will be they can't add on any more doors. So they plan to move customers to Allentown. The union contract expires in Feb 2018. The union people in Bridge will most likely get a bad deal on this change. The Swedesboro union seems to get the upper hand with USF.
The reps will be all on the same comm program soon and it won't matter where they ship from. The problem will be the product mix. USF is moving to a standardization model to keep items that pay them the most back end money. They don't care what customers want only what makes it to the bottom line.

Andy and Ernie have told Ky that by eliminating the transfers they saved  $ 250,000. When they close Bridge the savings will be over 8 million dollars / year. Ky being a guy that just counts beans seems to have signed on to the ideas. Ky stays in Allentown most of the time and Ernie and Andy seem to be calling the shots in the south. If business continues this way who is going to take the silver bullet from JOC. Someone is going to have to explain why the business model is not work.  So here are the odds on who gets the Silver bullet. 
Ky    5:1

Jason:  4:1

Ernie 10:1

Andy   10: 1

The reality of the whole company is the the Pietro and company are only around for a few more years. They plan to exit with lots of cash for them. The USF employees will be standing on the side lines again wondering who will be running what remaining of the company. USF employees are use to this as its happened quite often to them in the last 20 years.



0
heresthetruth

Newbie
Registered:
Posts: 2
Reply with quote  #18 
whizard, when it comes to sales you may know what you're talking about but when it comes to union contracts and the like you are obviously outside of your element. Closing Bridgeport and moving all that work to swedes is not an easy or simple thing to do. First let me explain a little about the three local unions involved, contrary to what you've heard the swedes union and it's local president fall under the perveiw of the Philadelphia area union president, and ultimately the eastern region teamster VP, BOTH of those positions are held by the president of the larger of the two unions at bridgeport. IF the company proposes to close bridgeport and move the work to swedes at the next contract negotiations the workers from bridge WILL be entitled to move to swedes to follow the work. this will be done by seniority and if it is not done this way swedes will not get a contract and NO CASES WILL BE SHIPPED OUT OF PHILADELPHIA. A merging of seniority lists for the three unions involved would have to be negotiated and would most likely result in buyouts of some senior employees and layoffs of the most junior employees from all three unions equally. That being said that would not be an easy negotiation or a quick process. If anyone thinks otherwise you are woefully uninformed. This whole process if not done correctly will make the baltimore closure look like a picnic, something those at the top are surely aware of. usf has not had a very good track record handling things like this and it could really ugly very quickly if this closure and moving work idea is implemented. the best route to avoid that kind of mess is to build a new location and move everyone there as has already been negotiated and laid out in the current unions contract.
0
whizard

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 10
Reply with quote  #19 
Mr Heresthetruth

I am glad you got a look at what I heard. I am pro union and would like to see the salesforce at USF be represented by some union agreement. The USF management people don't treat  most employees with much respect. That was evident last week when many usf people in Philly were done. Not even a mention on VM or a thank you. Just good bye!

I hope your union hangs tough and wish you all the best in dealing with these USF bully's. We all saw what they did in Baltimore.
0
whizard

Junior Member
Registered:
Posts: 10
Reply with quote  #20 
The idea of a new building is not possible at this time. USF continues to loose cases and USF Corp will surely not put up an 85Million investment to watch the cases shrink.
0
heresthetruth

Newbie
Registered:
Posts: 2
Reply with quote  #21 
Salesforce and office personnel unionizing isn't unheard of and would only require some of those people standing up and saying enough is enough. The Teamsters represent lots of white collar employees in Philadelphia area. I agree that a new building in Philly is unlikely but a consolidation will be a nightmare to sort out. Management at all levels in Philly needs to go, time for a change.
0
SoCalFoodDude

Avatar / Picture

Senior Member II
Registered:
Posts: 413
Reply with quote  #22 
Not to worry, whizard! Summer Scoop will be introduced june 2nd. This will get those cases back! [rofl]

Quote:
Originally Posted by whizard
The idea of a new building is not possible at this time. USF continues to loose cases and USF Corp will surely not put up an 85Million investment to watch the cases shrink.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply