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Carhaul Contract: Do Concessions Work?

The Hoffa administration yesterday revealed the tentative agreement for the national carhaul contract, and then held a conference call to lay out the rationale for the proposed concessions.

Carhaul Deal to Face Scrutiny

The national carhaul contract, which was negotiated in secret with an information blackout from the members, will finally see the light of day next week.

Tentative Deal in Carhaul

The International Union has reportedly reached a tentative agreement for the national carhaul contract. No information is available, as the Hoffa administration has put a gag-order on the negotiating committee, and has maintained secrecy from members throughout the process.

Carhaul Negotiations Open

Teamster and employer negotiators met today to exchange initial proposals, with bargaining set to begin on June 10. The union’s proposals are available here. The contract expires on August 31. The union’s initial proposals cover a number of important working conditions and competitive rates issues (Article 22), but not proposals on wages, pension, health benefits and other monetary issues. Those will be addressed later in bargaining. Bargaining has barely started but Hoffa is already putting politics...

Rebuilding Teamster Power in Carhaul

Interview with Kirk Sikora Local 327 Steward Cassens How did you become a Teamster Carhauler? In the early 90’s, I was working as a heavy wrecker operator that had contracts doing recovery work for carhaul companies like M&G Convoy. I was helping a carhauler swap tractors and we shared how much we made. When he told me what he was paid, I said “a month?” “No,” he says, “a week.”   I applied at Leaseway and showed up with pizza and donuts more than once. I wanted the job...
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