Teamsters carhaul director Fred Zuckerman told union members that he would hold a local hearing Monday to get to the bottom of allegations that management of Allied Holdings took unauthorized bonuses.
Allied, the largest carhaul company in North America, employs approximately 3,300 Teamsters. In May of last year, union members agreed to a pay cut in an effort to keep the company in business. They agreed to a 17.5 percent pay cut for three years along with an "equality of sacrifice" clause, which states that there shall be no pay increases for management, with certain limited exceptions.
In August, rumors surfaced about management bonuses. Articles 2 and 6 of the Allied agreement require the company to provide the union with written monthly reports on any salary changes and access to all financial records. Teamsters at several terminals filed grievances stating that management actions violate the contract terms. The union filed a grievance on behalf of all employees of the company on Sept. 4.
In a statement dated Sept. 29, Allied terminal manager Dan Johnson categorically denied the allegations and claims.