Carhaul Members to Vote on Concessions at Jack Cooper Transport

Teamsters employed under the national carhaul contract by Jack Cooper Transport are going to face a hard decision next week, as proposed concessions will be unveiled.

On Monday, August 5, local union officials will learn of the proposed contract modifications via a conference call, which will replace the traditional “two person” meeting of all locals. The members will be informed after that time, and via an open members’ call at 8 pm (eastern time) Monday conference call. 

Jack Cooper has lost business and is facing pressure from its lenders. We all know that workers are often called upon to accept cuts due to mismanagement.  

Members should be on the call and get informed as to the proposed contract concessions, and cast a vote.


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  • Richard Dorrough
    commented 2019-08-13 07:56:57 -0400
    Does any Central Participant have the financial details of what company’s were allowed to enter the Hybrid pool and what deal was made regarding withdrawal payments and contributions for each company.Has anybody ELSE asked what negative impact the hybrid pool may be having on the fund. The hybrid pool was not approved by the PGBC to allow DEALS and cuts to contributions.Seems the PGBC has had the same concerns. “Since 2011 the PBGC has received approximately 20 requests for approval of hybrid withdrawal liability arrangements. Notable plans that have had their requests approved include the Central States and New England Teamsters Pension Funds. When the first plans submitted their requests, the PBGC had not been asked to — nor did it — take into consideration the benefits offered existing employers to move to the new pool. Some plans offered considerable deals in terms of discounted assessments, frozen contribution rates, and mass withdrawal relief. In its RFI, the PBGC admits that, had it known of the terms of the settlements offered employers to move to the new pools, that “could have affected PBGC’s analysis of whether the statutory criteria [for adopting an alternative assessment method] had been satisfied.” The PBGC has since begun to analyze proposed withdrawal liability settlement terms to see how that impacts any potential risk of loss and the overall validity of a proposed hybrid arrangement”https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-05/pdf/2016-31715.pdf
  • Cheryl Smith
    commented 2019-08-08 15:39:02 -0400
    Why are they going to be allowed to negotiate with other companies paying full pension? The other companies will want the same concession now VOTE NO!
  • Cheryl Smith
    commented 2019-08-08 15:39:02 -0400
    Why are they going to be allowed to negotiate with other companies paying full pension? The other companies will want the same concession now VOTE NO!
  • Michael Dunham
    commented 2019-08-04 18:41:15 -0400
    Is it any wonder that they’ve lost all the traffic they lost after what happened in the terminal I walked in and Georgetown Kentucky when they brought in a young guy that knew nothing about managing a terminal who’s still there today comes in with his backpack on this over his shoulders like he’s a school kid doesn’t show up for meetings leaves and goes back home to Claycomo St Louis area when it’s time to get the cars off the pad when the plant goes down in July. They’re not struggling cuz they lost business they’re struggling because they gave it away to stupidity. They had a gold mine in Georgetown Kentucky highest paying Freight solid run Lanes and lost it all the castings and had to clean up and run the garbage that was left over nobody wanted. I feel sorry for my friends who still working Georgetown now they want concessions stay the left the place alone and left Ken Mears is eternal manager the place would be running like a battleship today no sympathy here
  • Cheryl Smith
    commented 2019-08-04 17:08:10 -0400
    VOTE NO to any and all concessions you will never get it back don’t be like YRC! Whatever you do don’t give up the pension.
  • Michael Flett
    commented 2019-08-02 18:59:19 -0400
    Teamsters are working this topic from the wrong end.
    They should be organizing these carhaul companies that are muuching on the carhaul businesses.
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