Transportfool gets banned from teamstersonline!!!

I just got run out of dodge!

I didn’t get banned for a raging post, or even for a post at all for that matter. I got banned because I don’t have a union card in my wallet! Here is the notice I got:

vBulletin Message

You have been banned for the following reason:
Not a Teamster/Union Member

Date the ban will be lifted: Never

Now that I think about it I can’t ever remember the teamsters described as “friendly”

According to TDU (they haven’t banned me yet) the teamsters union is accusing Allied Systems Holdings INC. of breach of contract and asking that each teamsters get reimbursed all wage concessions retroactively with interest!

Update: I have reviewed the rules page at teamsters online. In their defense it is right there in rule #3 that us non-union guys are not allowed to sign up. What I found real funny was the very first sentence in the rules was:

TeamstersOnline.com is a friendly place.

The Transportfool isn’t buying that one though!

  • September 25th, 2008 at 6:41 am Edit

    Rocky Says:

    Hey Dave,
    I wouldn’t read too much into it. It’s nothing personal. We are just trying to keep it Union. Every forum we (Teamster members) go to we have to deal with people who don’t like us because of it, so it’s nice to just have a forum to go to where we are among brothers.

    I also realize that you weren’t debating and causing a ruckus out on the open forums. I Thank you for that. So the ban almost seemed unwarranted.

    I personally have no problems at all with you or your site here, and have checked in several times.

    Good day to you, and God Bless.

  • Dave Says:
  • What do you suppose created all of those negative feelings towards teamsters?
  • I don’t think there is as much anti-teamster sentiments as you think there is. Most guys are pretty ambivalent about whether they work for a union company or non-union. They just want decent pay. I really think that “don’t care attitude” is what is eroding the union strength. It used to be that a driver would be gone in a heartbeat if he had the chance to make a move from a non-union carrier to a union one. If you are a productive driver the commission that most companies offer will result in at least as large a paycheck as the union job. The benefits are typically not as good but the trucks that they drive are typically superior. I see that as the trade-off.
  • It is your (teamsters) forum so you can run it anyway you want. I still stand by my opinion that “TeamstersOnline.com is a friendly place.” is a FALSE statement
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10 Responses to Transportfool gets banned from teamstersonline!!!

  1. tom says:

    Now that is funny.
    they ban everone.

  2. ethan says:

    I GUESS IM NEXT!!!!!!!!!!

  3. dave says:

    I doubt that they are actually checking the union rosters. I think I got tagged because I made no effort to conceal who I was and that I was not union. But now that you posted here you are probably a marked man!!!

  4. Rocky says:

    Hey Dave,
    I wouldn’t read too much into it. It’s nothing personal. We are just trying to keep it Union. Every forum we (Teamster members) go we have to deal with people who don’t like us because of it, so it’s nice to just have a forum to go to where we are among brothers.

    I also realize that you weren’t debating and causing a ruckus out on the open forums. I Thank you for that. So the ban almost seemed unwarranted.

    I personally have no problems at all with you or your site here, and have checked in several times.

    Good day to you, and God Bless.

  5. Paul says:

    TeamsterOnline may be a friendly place if you are walking in lockstep with everyone else. If you have stong opinions that differ from the majority of the community you are quickly ostracized by the moderators.
    Some of the moderators are really out of control, one in particular who calls himself WestCoast (many of us call him Wet Toast) seems to think he is god, and will delete any post he disagrees with.

    I started posting at TeamsterOnline because I thought it would be an intelligent forum where varied opinions could be presented and discussed. Nothing could be further from the truth.
    If you are looking for spirited discussion this place is a time waster.

  6. . says:

    I can’t stand that place anymore. They seem to think that they are the only forum that we can go to. How many people have been banned from there for just criticizing the way they over moderate? Now that they are on the “International Blog Roll” they are a ton worse!!! Thanks for exposing them Transportfool!!!

  7. johnny says:

    I posted on that site for a long time. The owner had become a real dictator. I went by the user name of Muler. I now have my own site along with my partner Docker. It is called oldschoolteamsters.com
    It is open to all truck drivers both union and non union. We also have forums for all Teamster divisions. We welcome drivers and dock workers from all companies to come join and lets hear what life’s lessons you have learned. I hope to see many of you posting. Thanks to this site for a chance to talk to you all.

  8. Hey Johnny, any of the union guys are welcome on our forum as well. I think there are many of them like Rocky that want a confidential union only discussion. Doesn’t look like you or I are offering that at this point.

  9. J Davis says:

    I heard that! They call it an “open forum”. What a pile of Crap! Completely ONE sided!
    The second you say the slightest thing that doesn’t support the cause completely… You Be Gone!!

  10. I am really confused, because I didn’t say anything to get kicked off. Except I didn’t hide the fact that I was not a union driver. Heck I’m no longer a driver at all, I sell software now.

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