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
Government, Business

Teamsters to Meet With Mnuchin on Central States Pension Fund

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A group of 25 Teamsters pensioners will meet July 11 in Washington with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about failing pension plans.

Mark Davis | The Kansas City Star
July 10, 2017

Revised New York Teamsters Pension Proposal Calls for Slightly Smaller Cuts

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Proposed pension benefit cuts for some active and retired Teamsters, including about 5,200 in western New York, are back on the table.

Matt Glynn | The Buffalo (N.Y.) News
May 25, 2017

Striking New York Truck Drivers Stage Rally at Brewery

Teamsters Local 812

Workers who went out on strike against the East Yaphank, N.Y.-based Clare Rose beer distributor held a rally at the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue, N.Y., on May 6.

May 8, 2017