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.

Matt Day and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
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 | Associate News Editor
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 | Associate News Editor
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 | Associate News Editor
February 26, 2019

UPS Freight Resumes Operations After Workers Approve Contract, Avoid Strike

UPS Freight truck A UPS Freight truck on the streets of Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

UPS Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have approved a new five-year contract, averting a strike by 11,600 UPS freight workers as the Atlanta-based company heads into its busiest shipping time of the year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 12, 2018
Business, Top 100

Teamsters Ratify Five-Year Contract With UPS


The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ratified a new five-year contract with UPS Inc. for the company’s estimated 255,000 drivers and other employees who handle small freight.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 11, 2018
Business, Top 100

UPS Reaches Tentative Agreement With Airline Mechanics

Teamsters Union cursedthing/Flickr

Local union leaders with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which represents UPS Inc. and UPS freight workers approved on Aug. 9 two separate five-year national contracts. This paves the way for the 250,000 workers, including drivers, loaders, package sorters, dockworkers and operations team members and 11,000 freight workers to vote on the contacts in September.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 10, 2018