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Carhaulers Beware

September 12, 2008: Our solidarity and our No vote stopped disastrous concessions, but the companies are coming back after us at the Sept. 16-19 negotiations. International Union officials are planning to use our right to strike as a threat against us, not against the employers. Watch out for: “If you don’t vote Yes, we will put you on strike!” No one wants a strike (certainly not the employers!). But watch out for the threat. Our...

Carhaul Negotiations Resume September 16

September 5, 2008: Teamster negotiators will meet with the national carhaul employers on September 16-19 at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, following the decisive rejection of the concessionary first offer last month. Since that rejection, a national network of concerned members and stewards has been busy building unity around the demand of “No Givebacks.” The first offer was loaded with major concessions. Carhaulers at many terminals have also petitioned to change the negotiating committee, asking...

Carhaul: What Does "No" Mean?

August 27, 2008: Carhaulers are busy teaching the company and union negotiators the meaning of "No." It means No Givebacks in the carhaul contract. Tell them No means No. Download a No Givebacks bulletin you can read, post, and distribute. Spread the word. Order No Givebacks stickers from TDU.

Why Give Away a Supplemental Agreement?

August 25, 2008: Carhaulers rejected the contract because of the massive givebacks. For one group of Teamsters, the biggest giveback was the proposed loss of their entire supplemental agreement. The Michigan Office Supplement has covered union dispatchers and office workers for decades. In the proposed deal that was rejected, the supplement was completely eliminated. This steals the affected Teamsters’ right to vote on their own supplement covering their area of work. We demand the Michigan...

‘No Givebacks’ Stickers Now Available

August 21, 2008: Carhaulers who want to help win a good contract have a great new tool: stickers that send our message loud and clear. Dozens of members all suggested one slogan: “No Givebacks.” A rush order has been placed for colorful union-made stickers (3 ¾ in. x 2 ½ in). TDU will mail you your stickers next week if you place your order soon. Stickers should arrive to you by Aug. 30. Prices range...
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