Harbor trucking appears to be evolving into a two-model system. The independent-contractor model is best suited for entrepreneurial drivers who are comfortable with a high-risk, high-reward environment, while other drivers prefer the security of an hourly wage and guaranteed benefits.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
17 Feb 2016
The recent decision by Hub Group to discontinue its employee-based drayage operation in Southern California is the latest event in a tug of war between the independent contractor model of trucking and the employee model that is likely to continue for some time to come and the result will impact costs for shippers.
04 Feb 2016
ABF Freight, the less-than-truckload arm of ArcBest, laid off more than 200 dock and yard workers as LTL shipments and tonnage dropped in the fourth quarter. ArcBest's asset-light businesses saw volumes rise in the same period.
06 Jan 2016
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union filed unfair labor practices charges against a Massachusetts-based trucking company that shut down Dec. 21, laying off 75 employees, including 40 truck drivers.
23 Dec 2015
The California Labor Commissioner ruled in favor of 38 drivers who claimed that drayage company Pacific 9 Transportation misclassified them as independent contractors, awarding the drivers a total of $6.9 million in stolen wages, with an average individual award of $182,270.
01 Nov 2015
The Teamsters union is eying California, a state with drivers clamoring for representation and a regulatory climate sympathetic to work misclassification, as a launching pad for a national drayage organizing push.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
17 Oct 2015
Teamsters at car-hauling companies rejected a proposal critics called concessionary, but the union said was critical to the survival of unionized auto transporters.
14 Oct 2015
Employees at three major West Coast grocery chains will vote this weekend on a tentative contract reached this week between their employers and the Teamsters union.
10 Sep 2015
Shortly after winning a tentative contract with the nation's largest car hauler, Teamsters leader James P. Hoffa said his union would support autoworkers in any strike against car makers.
24 Aug 2015
Con-way Freight workers in Portland, Oregon voted not to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week, marking the seventh outright defeat for the union in its attempt to organize workers at the second-largest stand-alone U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
22 Aug 2015
Workers who pack and ship goods for the Google Express same-day delivery service voted to unionize, the latest victory for the Teamsters union in its drive to organize Silicon Valley contract employees.
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