Business, Top 100

James Hoffa Steps Down as Teamsters President

James Hoffa James Hoffa in 2015 by Andrew Harnik/AP/File

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced general president James Hoffa stepped down after 23 years in the post.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2022
Business, Logistics

Canadian Pacific Set to Shut Down if Labor Talks Fail

Surveyors work next to Canadian Pacific Rail trains parked on tracks in Toronto A work stoppage means CP can’t operate the railway and will create a “freight capacity crisis,” the railway said. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has issued a 72-hour notice to the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference of plans to lock out employees early March 20 if the union’s leadership and the company fail to negotiate a settlement or agree to binding arbitration.

March 17, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Logistics Port Truckers Seek to Unionize

Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles Trucks enter and exit the Port of Los Angeles. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Up to 250 XPO Logistics Inc. truckers who haul goods at Southern California ports and railyards are petitioning to unionize, hoping to convince federal authorities they’re really employees and not contractors as XPO claims.

Josh Eidelson | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Alabama Workers Get Chance for First-in-US Union

An Amazon Prime warehouse worker collects a package. (Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg News) A worker collects an Amazon Prime customer order package from a conveyor at an Inc. fulfillment center. (Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. workers at an Alabama warehouse were given the go-ahead by federal regulators to vote on whether to form what would be the first union at a U.S. facility of the e-commerce giant.

December 16, 2020
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide, Teamsters Enter Into Five-Year Contract

Teamsters building The International Brotherhood of Teamsters building in Washington. (TT file photo)

A fully ratified, five-year labor contract among less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight, regional LTL carriers Holland and New Penn Motor Express, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters went into effect May 14, covering an estimated 24,000 workers, YRC Worldwide announced.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 16, 2019
Business, Logistics

Teamsters Call for XPO Logistics to Separate Board Chairman, CEO Roles

XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs by Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg News

Days before XPO Logistics Inc. plans to hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 15, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is urging that the company’s board chairman be an independent director and that the chairman and CEO positions be split in two.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
May 7, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Teamsters, YRC Freight Reach Tentative Deal Through 2024

YRC Freight TT File Photo

Unions for workers at Overland Park, Kan.-based YRC Freight and two affiliated companies reached a tentative labor agreement that would result in wage increases over the next five years for most who are covered under the proposal.

Steve Vockrodt | The Kansas City Star
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Retired Teamsters in Illinois Mobilize to Fight for Failing Pension Funds

Teamsters TT File Photo

Dave Mauer and other Central States pensioners in the Rockford area have formed the Illinois/Rock River Valley Committee to Protect Pensions. The group has scheduled an April 6 meeting at the Teamsters Local 325 union hall in Rockford to mobilize and pressure Congress to rescue failing multiemployer pension funds.

March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters Issue Warning to New England Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Teamsters Teamsters headquarters building in Washington, D.C. (TT File Photo)

The Teamsters warned Stop & Shop that its members would support the supermarket’s union in any labor stoppage as a result of the current impasse in contract negotiations, with nearly 700 warehouse workers and 250 drivers delivering food and other products to Stop & Shop stores in southern New England.

Alexander Soule | The (Stamford, Conn.) Advocate
March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics

Teamsters: Jack Cooper Workers at Ford Plant in Louisville Won’t Be Laid Off

Jack Cooper A Jack Cooper car transporter. (TT File Photo)

Four hundred twenty-five union workers at the Ford Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky., who were told Feb. 20 they were being laid off April 21, will not be out of work, according to a Teamsters union leader who spoke with Transport Topics.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2019