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To: Estes Express Lines CEO Rob Estes
Estes Express Lines: Pay Dock Workers Overtime After 40hrs
Dock workers should be entitled to overtime pay after 40 hours in a work week.
Why is this important?
Estes Express Lines is one of the largest freight trucking companies in the U.S. They currently have about 16,000 employees, more than 6,700 tractors and 30,000 trailers, and a network of 200+ terminals. They continue to grow bigger and bigger which is a good thing but a lot of us feel like the dock workers should be getting compensated for any overtime that is needed of us. We've been taking on so much freight this year that we have been put on mandatory 6th days. The fact we are having to work extra days that should be spent with our families, and we don't get paid overtime after 40 hours is a real kick in the gut.
Not getting paid overtime after 40 hours makes us feel like we're getting taken advantage of. Every other position besides the dock worker gets some kind of compensation for working either over 40hrs a week or having to work a mandatory 6th day. Jockeys get overtime after 40hrs, office staff get overtime after 40hrs, management get compensation days. Why are the dock workers left out?
We, the undersigned, respectfully call upon
CEO Rob Estes to put into effect that all dock workers from Estes Express Lines get paid overtime after 40 hours in a work week. Surely the time has now come to see that this issue needs to be changed because the dock workers are not being treated equally.
We submit this plea for the following reasons:
1. Everyone eles is paid overtime or gets a compensation day for a mandatory work day.
2. It's not treating us as equals as everyone else.
3. It would make having to work extra time or mandatory days not as bad.
4. It would boost the morale of the shifts.
5. It would cause better shifts to get created, so that all shifts are working more closely to the same amount of hours.