NLRB Action Claims Intermodal Bridge Transport Misclassified Drivers

Intermodal Bridge Transport, a nationwide port trucking company, is facing a formal National Labor Relations Board action that could become a precedent-setting case involving claims the company misclassified its Southern California drivers as independent contractors.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 26, 2016

Teamsters Protest Looming Pension Cuts at D.C. Rally

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Thousands of Teamsters retirees, angered by looming pension cuts of 50% or more, descended on Washington April 14 to protest the reductions ahead of a May 7 deadline for a Treasury Department decision on the proposed cutbacks.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 14, 2016

Fate of 400,000 Teamsters Pensions Rests in Mediator's Hands

Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg News

By May 7, federal mediator Kenneth Feinberg must decide whether to accept a plan to cut thousands of Teamsters payouts to prevent the Central States Pension Fund from going broke. The decision could set a national precedent for other multiemployer funds.

Caleb Melby and Anders Melin | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2016

Teamsters Retirees Push Back Against Pension Cuts


The Central States Pension Fund, jointly overseen by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and employers, is warning of insolvency by 2026 unless benefits are cut now. It has proposed to reduce pensions for about 115,500 retirees, slightly more than half of current retirees.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
March 18, 2016

FedEx Freight Ordered to Bargain With Teamsters at Two Terminals

John Sommers II for TT

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered FedEx Freight to recognize and bargain with Teamster locals at two terminals, siding with a National Labor Relations Board ruling to that effect.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 11, 2016

Pennsylvania UPS Shipping Facility Fighting Teamsters Unionization

KUTZTOWN, Pa. — UPS Freight is fighting a bid by the Teamsters to unionize about 30 truck drivers at a Kutztown distribution center that services Advance Auto Parts stores.

Scott Kraus | The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call
February 22, 2016

Contract Talks Between Teamsters, Car Haul Management to Resume

Jack Cooper Transport

Contract talks between the Teamsters and management negotiators for automobile transporters are due to resume this week as the parties seek to reach a tentative deal after union rank-and-file workers soundly defeated an earlier four-year proposal.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
January 11, 2016

Port Drivers Win Millions in Back Pay From Trucking Firm

Teamsters Local Union 848

A port trucking firm in Carson, California, has been ordered to turn over nearly $7 million in back pay to 38 drivers, the latest in a series of recent wins for port drivers and the Teamsters union that has been trying to organize them.

James Rufus Koren | Los Angeles Times
December 23, 2015

Teamsters, Management to Resume Car-Haul Talks


The Teamsters and management negotiators seeking to reach a car-haul agreement will resume negotiations Nov. 17, a month after rank-and-file union members soundly rejected a tentative agreement.

November 16, 2015

Teamsters Strike FedEx Freight Terminal


The Teamsters called a strike at a FedEx Freight terminal in the Los Angeles area, but the company said disruption to customers was “effectively minimized.”

November 12, 2015