June 18, 2013: The vote counts on the UPS, UPS Freight and ABF contracts have been screwed up in too many ways to count.
Rebuilding Teamster Power in Freight
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Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City
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June 18, 2013: The vote count is set to begin soon for three national contracts: UPS, UPS Freight and ABF. Rank and file observers will be present at the vote counts thanks to Teamsters for a Democratic Union.
Teamsters union leaders are urging more than 7,000 of their members to approve a new, five-year contract with ABF Freight System Inc. in Fort Smith, one of the nation’s largest trucking firms.
June 10, 2013: ABF Teamsters have their ballots and are voting. Just as importantly, they are discussing the proposed concessions and the future of Teamsters at ABF.
A work arrangement in New Jersey's short-distance and parcel delivery trucking industry would be legally presumed to be an employer-employee relationship, under a bill that received final legislative approval in the New Jersey Senate May 30.
May 24, 2013: For the first time in 49 years, there is no national master freight agreement.
May 24, 2013: Ballots will be mailed to members in early June. The union's brochure makes the case that concessions are needed for the health of the company.
May 24, 2013: Was Wilson consulting on ABF purchase? YRCW board member Harry Wilson is getting paid $250,000 per month, since February 2013, and may get a lot more. Wilson was appointed to the YRCW Board by the Teamsters Union leadership.
May 24, 2013: When the YRC, Zollars and Hoffa bank heist is finally completed in 2015, I will be out an estimated $57K in wages alone.
A tentative contract between less-than-truckload (LTL) provider ABF Freight System Inc. and the Teamsters Union, unanimously approved late yesterday by leaders of Teamster locals, would for the first time allow ABF to subcontract driver work, according to language in the agreement.