Government, Business

UPS Flight Dispatchers Vote to Authorize Strike as Contract Talks Continue

UPS planes at Worldport UPS planes at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Eighty-one unionized UPS Inc. flight dispatchers based at the company’s Louisville, Ky., Worldport hub voted unanimously to authorize their leadership to call a strike as contract talks continue, according to the union and a statement released from UPS on April 9.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 12, 2018

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
Business, Equipment, Logistics

GE to Cut 575 Jobs at Century-Old Locomotive Plant

A General Electric Train Doug Benz/Bloomberg News

General Electric Co. plans to end most locomotive manufacturing at a century-old Pennsylvania factory as the company looks to cut costs amid a sharp downturn in the domestic rail market.

Rick Clough | Bloomberg News
July 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Unions Urge Slowdown as Self-Driving Car Laws Pick Up Speed

Autonomous Truck Daimler

Labor unions are urging a slowdown as lawmakers fast-track legislation to allow self-driving vehicles on the road, a potential boon to some union jobs and an existential threat to others.

July 28, 2017

Truck Drivers in New York Ratify Contract With United Natural Foods

Teamsters Local 445 Teamsters Local 445

Truck drivers in Montgomery, N.Y., voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with private carrier United Natural Foods Inc., the first contract since they joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2016.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017

Teamsters Union Scores Victory With Intermodal Workers

Teamsters jacket Bradley C. Bower/Bloomberg News

A battle to unionize is ongoing at Parsec Inc., a company that provides equipment and other services to those in the intermodal section, as the Teamsters won a second victory.

July 17, 2017
Business, Logistics

Union Pacific Profits Up 9.5%, Easily Beat Forecasts

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Union Pacific’s profits increased 9.5% to $1.07 billion dollars, or $1.32 per share, after strong results on a year-over-year basis in the coal, agricultural and intermodal transportation.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

Longshoremen’s Union Pledges to Fight Port Automation as Execs Call it Inevitable

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The head of the International Longshoremen’s Association plans to fight efforts to automate terminals as part of the negotiations beginning in February on a new contract to cover 65,000 dockworkers. However, a panelist at the 2017 Transportation Research Board conference described it as inevitable.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2017
Business, Logistics

Union Pacific Acquires Fruit, Vegetable Shipping Firm Railex

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Union Pacific, the nation’s largest railroad, has acquired the refrigerated and cold-storage facilities of Railex in Rotterdam, N.Y., Wallula, Washington, and Delano, California.

John Cropley | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
January 6, 2017