Teamsters
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
Government, Business

N.Y. Teamsters Hoping UPS Can Secure Loans to Shore Up Pension Fund

ALBANY, N.Y. — October is the first month thousands of retired upstate New York Teamsters will feel the hit from a 29% cut in their monthly pension checks.

Rick Karlin | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
October 30, 2017
Business

XPO Logistics-Teamsters Battleground Shifts to New Haven

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is duking it out with XPO Logistics on a new front recently after 73 employees petitioned to remove Local 443 as their representative.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 26, 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
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NAFTA Talks Expose Disagreement Over Mexican Trucking Access

Ildefonso Guajardo, Chrystia Freeland, Robert Lighthizer Guajardo, Freeland and Lighthizer by Últimas Noticias via YouTube

As efforts to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement shift from Ottawa to Washington, two trucking industry groups and the Teamsters union are taking aim at a provision in the current agreement that allows trucks from Mexico to operate in the United States.

October 5, 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
Business

O’Brien Fired as Top Teamsters Negotiator in UPS Contract Talks

UPS driver delivers packages David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Teamsters President James Hoffa has fired Sean O’Brien as the top negotiator on behalf of UPS Inc. and its UPS Freight employees after only six months, prompting the ousted director to write a blistering rebuke to the union leader.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017

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