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.
26 Nov 2013
Teamster leaders will meet next week to review a contract proposal from YRC Worldwide and decide whether to submit it to the membership for a vote.
18 Nov 2013
Port of Los Angeles truck drivers from Green Fleet Systems, American Logistics International and Pac 9 Transportation went on strike this morning to protest labor practices...
ABF truck
11 Nov 2013
Arkansas Best today reported net income of $14.0 million in the third quarter of 2013, up 114.5 percent year-over-year from $6.5 million...
08 Nov 2013
Despite attempts over the past decade by the Teamsters union to convince drayage companies that the entire industry would benefit if drivers were hired as direct employees, the majority of drivers wish to remain independent, according to a drayage company president in Southern California.
YRC Worldwide
07 Nov 2013
YRC Worldwide has asked its International Brotherhood of Teamsters employees to engage in formal negotiations for a contract extension...
ABF truck.
31 Oct 2013
After months of difficult negotiations over regional supplements, ABF Freight Systems has a new five-year contract with the Teamsters and a 7 percent wage cut, effective Nov. 3.
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference logo
15 Oct 2013
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which represents about 3,300 conductors, trainmen, yardmen and traffic coordinators at Canadian National...
ABF Freight System
09 Oct 2013
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has mailed ballots to authorize a strike against ABF Freight System by its employees covered under the Central Region Local Cartage supplement.
17 Sep 2013
What do flight simulator technicians, hearse drivers, cheese cooks and yogurt processors, locomotive engineers and graphic artists have in common with truck drivers? Depending on whom they work for, they all may be Teamsters.
17 Sep 2013
The Teamsters’ game plan to organize owner-operator drayage carriers is much more diverse than it was five years ago, when the union threw its weight behind the Port of Los Angeles’s clean trucks plan, beginning its foray to organize harbor truck drivers, some of the lowest-paid workers in the transportation industry.
17 Sep 2013
Prior to federal deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980, relatively few large motor carriers dominated harbor drayage, and most of those companies had Teamsters drivers. After deregulation, thousands of smaller trucking companies entered harbor trucking. In the cutthroat-pricing environment that evolved, trucking companies relied increasingly on independent contractors to haul containers to and from the ports.