Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Death Elicits Warning From Teamsters Wary of Robo-Truckers

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

The largest union for U.S. truck drivers, which has taken a cautious view of autonomous vehicles, called for stronger safeguards after a self-driving SUV operated by Uber Technologies Inc. killed a pedestrian in Phoenix on March 18.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Technology

UPS Seeks Driver ‘Flexibility’ in Contract Talks With Teamsters

An experimental UPS drone The union's demands included a ban on drones and autonomous vehicles to deliver packages. (UPS Inc.)

Contract negotiations between UPS Inc. and the Teamsters Union began in January with the union and the package delivery firm taking a measured approach to reaching a deal before the July 31 deadline.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Sen. Charles Schumer Pitches Teamsters Pension Rescue Plan

Teamsters and their supporters attend a rally outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., in 2016. The demonstrators are protesting a plan by the Central States Pension Fund to reduce payments to retirees. (Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News)

Cuts made last year in the pension payments to retired Teamsters could be restored under federal legislation being touted by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Stephen Williams | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
January 30, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Lawmakers Pushing Legislation to Save Union Pension Funds

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

A year ago, Teamsters Local 707 retirees suffered a fate that could soon hit hundreds of thousands of union workers: Their pension fund crashed.

Ginger Adams Otis | New York Daily News
January 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

XPO Logistics LTL Drivers Reject Teamsters in New York

The latest battleground in the ongoing dispute between XPO Logistics Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was in Albany, N.Y., where less-than-truckload drivers voted against unionization.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Business, TCA

Minnesota’s New Senator Prepares to Fight for Teamsters Pensions

Sen.Tina Smith speaks at a 2014 campaign rally in Eagan, Minn. Wikimedia;

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith met with retired Teamsters on Jan. 6 to talk about a proposed solution to the problems facing their pensions.

Adelle Whitefoot | Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
January 8, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Sen. Schumer, Teamsters Push for Bill to Cover Pensions

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Peter King joined Long Island Teamsters Jan. 2 in calling for union pension shortfalls to be funded through Treasury bonds tied to the federal budget.

John Asbury | Newsday
January 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Retired Teamsters Facing Dramatic Pension Cuts See Hope in New Federal Legislation

Teamsters Union retirees rally in front of the U.S. Capitol April, 2016 to protest proposed pension cuts. Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Retired Teamsters around the nation who are facing dramatic cuts to their monthly pensions are keeping their fingers crossed that proposed federal legislation will keep them from financial ruin.

Jim Mackinnon | Akron Beacon Journal
December 7, 2017
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