ABF Contract Update

Teamsters United has launched the ABF Teamsters United website with news and updates about the ABF contract, including contract proposals and strike authorization votes.

Memphis_thumb.jpgThe International Union and ABF have been in contract negotiations for over a month. ABF Teamsters need to be ready to fight.

The Union has put forward strong proposals. ABF has responded with concessions. The company knows their givebacks will never be accepted by the members. They are probing the Hoffa administration for weakness and trying to distract the members from our own bargaining demands.

The IBT needs to stand behind our proposals and mobilize the members, not back down or settle short.

“The company’s outrageous and insulting demands show they are not getting the message. Members are not taking givebacks again. We are fighting for a good contract, and we're not backing down,” said Fred Zuckerman, the leader of Teamsters United. 

How You Can Help Win a Good Contract

The company needs to see that members are getting involved and that we will back our union negotiators when they fight for improvements and that we will Vote No if they settle short or submit another substandard deal.

You can build our leverage to win a good contract by informing and involving other members. Forward this email. Share ABF Teamsters United information on facebook and social media. Spread the word where you work.   

Featured stories at www.ABFTeamstersUnited.org include:



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  • commented 2018-05-31 17:52:22 -0400
    i think its safe to say everyone got the same letter i did ,saying the union pension is still in critical condition,which i think is their way of telling us that they have intentions of cutting our pensions again,why is it that omly the northeast has had to take cuts, while everyone rlse still has their entire pension,as far as i know we worked just as hard and paid the same into our pensions as all other members did.
  • commented 2018-03-16 09:22:12 -0400
    ABF and all other corporations are the recipient of a 15% corporate tax break. That, coupled with a tightening Labor market, and the fact that ABF wages and benefits distinctly lag behind even the non-Union LTL carriers, should mean that the Teamsters will be able to call the companies’ bluff when it comes to the economic portion of this contract. I see no reason why they can’t negotiate an agreement for three, or even less, years. The two former 5 year agreements did nothing but lock us into deteriorating economic conditions in a rapidly changing industry.
  • commented 2018-02-10 01:31:35 -0500
    If you think you will get a good contracts with Hoffa ,you are mistaken,all we got was a 29% cut in our pensions after retiring from ups
  • commented 2018-02-09 22:39:13 -0500
    We Have To Take A Stand Brothers. Stay Strong Firm No More Concessions No More We Have To Stand Tall Get What We Deserve A Good Contract
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