There are many issues on the bargaining table, and no single overriding issue this year, though the Sunday delivery issue comes close. Shippers, coping with tight US surface transportation, are hoping for a constructive outcome. "This isn’t something we need right now,” one shipper said.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
17 May 2018
Shippers that send cargo through the Port of New York and New Jersey may want to monitor the outcome of the debate over how a truck driver is defined — as an independent contractor or an employee — to determine whether a trucking group is correct that a change in the regulations could diminish the drayage service at the port.
12 Apr 2018
A bill before the California Legislature that would make beneficial cargo owners share in liability for paying wages, fines, and damages to misclassified harbor truck drivers draws Teamsters support and California Trucking Association opposition.
21 Feb 2018
Long Beach's mayor and city council support efforts by the Teamsters union on the driver misclassification issue.
11 Jan 2018
An unexpected diversion of freight to rails in the wake of last year's hurricanes will cost the trucking company.
14 Dec 2017
The Teamsters said it hopes the vote will lay the groundwork for other victories in the union’s uphill, decade-long effort to organize US port drayage.
31 Oct 2017
Latest Teamsters organizing effort focuses on changing owner-operator model and federal pollution rules governing ports.
19 Jul 2017
The campaign to organize workers nationwide across different transportation modes will give the Teamsters more leverage and ultimately cost shippers more, a US labor expert told JOC.com.
20 Jun 2017
Teamsters expand picketing to additional motor carriers in LA-LB.
15 Jun 2017
“This system looks like sharecropping, just on wheels.”
29 May 2017
North American intermodal shippers using Canadian National Railway’s Canadian network are preparing for potential delays.
17 Apr 2017
XPO Logistics won victories over the Teamsters in elections at two facilities, but the union won a vote in New Jersey.
01 Mar 2017
In a speech packed with unique insights on the development of global shipping and logistics and harsh words for the Teamsters union, XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs kicked off the 17th Annual TPM Conference.
27 Feb 2017
“The Teamsters are out of control.”
21 Nov 2016
Hoffa won another five-year term as general president of the union this week, defeating rival Teamsters United leader Fred Zuckerman.
18 Nov 2016
With 51.5 percent of a still uncertified vote, James P. Hoffa looks likely to hold onto his job as general president of the Teamsters union.
17 Nov 2016
More than two dozen owner-operator truck drivers are suing six container terminals or their affiliates in Los Angeles-Long Beach, charging that the terminals blocked their entry to the facilities to ensure peace with the Teamsters.
14 Oct 2016
The Teamsters' long-haul campaign to organize XPO Logistics, as well as FedEx Freight, unfolds terminal by terminal, court decision by court decision.