Business, Logistics, Top 100

Dr Pepper Deliveries in Critical Condition With Chicago Strike

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

More than 150 Teamsters walked off the job in suburban Chicago early May 22 after a wage dispute with a Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. subsidiary.

Michael J. Bologna | Bloomberg News
May 22, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters, Philadelphia Coke Distributor Agree to New 5-Year Contract


The 600 members of Teamsters Local 830 agreed May 12 to a new five-year contract with Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, ending the threat of a strike, the company said.

Bob Fernandez |
May 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Teamsters Leaders Facing Probe for Accepting Gifts

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An independent investigator has notched up his probe into whether top Teamsters leaders accepted undisclosed gifts from a business that brokered health benefits for the union.

May 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Philadelphia Truckers Set to Strike Over Coca-Cola Plan to Ax Pension

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Leaders of Teamsters Local 830, whose members load, drive and deliver drinks from breweries and soda plants in the Philadelphia area, said members are ready to strike to preserve their pensions as tough negotiations with Coca-Cola’s new regional affiliate face an impasse over continued funding for the workers’ pension plan.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 1, 2018
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.

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