International Brotherhood of Teamsters

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Weekly wrap-up for July 19
19 Jul 2014
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and June indicate retailers were also diverting shipments away from West Coast ports.
03 Jul 2014
Organizers backed by the Teamsters Union reportedly plan on July 7 to picket terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach and target the trucks of three drayage companies they have been trying to unionize.
28 Apr 2014
A picket line established by independent truck drivers briefly shut down a container terminal at the Port of Long Beach today, but the impact was confined to one facility and was unlikely to result in terminal closures elsewhere in the harbor.
27 Apr 2014
A planned 48-hour protest by truckers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is set for Monday though it’s unclear whether marine operations at the United States’ largest container port complex will be affected.
31 Mar 2014
Teamsters union officials are hailing a National Labor Relations Board district office’s ruling as a breakthrough in their effort to prove port drayage drivers should be classified as company employees.
21 Mar 2014
The Teamsters union said today that a settlement agreement announced by Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board will open the door to drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation in Southern California to organize a union at the harbor trucking company.
19 Feb 2014
The Teamsters union and its allies say they’ve been scoring a series of recent victories in cases claiming port owner-operator drivers are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
31 Jan 2014
YRC Worldwide will get an additional two weeks to pay or refinance $69.4 million in long-term debt as it closes a $300 million debt-for-equity swap.
30 Jan 2014
Less-than-truckload carrier UPS Freight increased revenue 5.3 percent in 2013 and 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter, thanks to volume and price gains.
30 Jan 2014
YRC Worldwide is racing to clear the last hurdles to securing $1.15 billion in refinancing before a February debt deadline.
29 Jan 2014
Fed up with chronic delays at container terminals, some truck drivers at the Port of New York and New Jersey are beginning to talk openly about parking their rigs and refusing assignments to the piers.
28 Jan 2014
With its new Teamsters contract in hand, YRC Worldwide launched a $300 million debt-for-equity exchange today, the next step in a major debt reduction and refinancing program.