Business, Logistics, TCA

ABF Freight, Teamsters Set Negotiation Date

TT File Photo

ABF Freight, the less-than-truckload carrier operated by ArcBest, announced that ABF and the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee have agreed to exchange initial proposals on Dec. 18 and 19, and begin negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement the week of Jan. 7.

Times Record | (Fort Smith, Ark.)
November 14, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters Hold Public Picket Against CSX Future Health Benefits

Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes

A division of the Teamsters union held what it called an informational picket Oct. 30 against Jacksonville-based CSX Corp., saying the company is planning to “drastically reduce our health insurance benefits.”

Drew Dixon | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 31, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Starting Negotiations on Massive Teamsters Contracts

Chuck Kennedy/KRT

UPS says it has started contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on new collective bargaining agreements covering 250,000 workers.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 10, 2017
Business, TCA

New York Teamsters Pension Cuts to Take Effect Despite 2-1 Opposing Vote

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The U.S. Treasury Department on Sept. 13 announced that active and retired Teamsters across upstate New York had voted against big pension reductions by better than a 2-1 ratio.

John Cropley | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Drivers Remain Essential Amid Autonomous Technology, Trucking Execs Tell Senate Panel

Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, right, talks to Chris Spear, president of American Trucking Associations, before a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. ATA's Chris Spear (left) and the Teamsters' Ken Hall. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — As autonomous technology evolves, drivers will remain integral to the movement of goods and services for the foreseeable future, top trucking executives told senators concerned about potential disruptions in the labor force.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects

Teamsters Strike Teamsters Local 174

More than a quarter of King County, Washington’s concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region’s record construction boom.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Unions Urge Slowdown as Self-Driving Car Laws Pick Up Speed

Autonomous Truck Daimler

Labor unions are urging a slowdown as lawmakers fast-track legislation to allow self-driving vehicles on the road, a potential boon to some union jobs and an existential threat to others.

By Ryan Beene and Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
July 28, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Washington Tunes Into Fixes for Teamsters’ Failing Central States Pension

Teamsters rally at Capitol Susan Melkisethian/Flickr

Secretary Steven Mnuchin met last week with 25 Teamsters retirees from groups in 15 states. They included Tom Schwarzenberger, who said the focus on possible solutions to the pension’s funding shortfall marked something of a milestone.

Mark Davis | The Kansas City Star
July 18, 2017

Teamsters Union Scores Victory With Intermodal Workers

Teamsters jacket Bradley C. Bower/Bloomberg News

A battle to unionize is ongoing at Parsec Inc., a company that provides equipment and other services to those in the intermodal section, as the Teamsters won a second victory.

Transport Topics
July 17, 2017

Charlotte FedEx Freight Workers Decertify Teamsters Representation

Charlotte FedEx Freight decertifies Teamsters CameliaTWU/Flickr

FedEx Freight workers in Charlotte, N.C., have reversed course and voted not to unionize.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
July 11, 2017