The U.S. Department of Transportation's pilot program to open the border to Mexican trucks must be shut down because it is "dangerous and illegal," the Teamsters union argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court this week.
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Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City
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Teamster union locals representing 7,500 employees of ABF Freight Systems voted late last week to approve a two-year contract proposal that will be presented to the carrier when negotiations begin Dec. 18.
November 30, 2012: On November 29 officers from all freight locals met in Kansas City to hear the International Union's plans for bargaining with ABF, including a union proposal for a two-year contract.
YRC Worldwide Inc. proposes closing 12 customer service centers, including one in Kansas City, and consolidating the work in Springfield, Mo., according to a document filed with the Teamster’s Union.
November 28, 2012: On the eve of bargaining with ABF, the International Union has given the company a 65¢ per hour concession in the 13 western states. Members were not consulted, and most are still unaware of the giveback.
November 20, 2012: On October 4, a bunch of New Penn Teamsters near Boston showed up for work wearing skirts. Long skirts, short skirts, even plaid ones. The unusual attention-getting fashion choice of Teamsters was a protest against management harassment and pettiness.
November 26, 2012: On November 29 officers from freight locals will meet in Kansas City to review the contract proposals that the International union will present to ABF.
November 12, 2012: When Veteran's Day fell on Sunday this year, freight Teamsters in New England thought it would mean Monday is the observed holiday, just as for the federal government and other institutions which recognize the day.
Along with hell freezing over, the national debt being retired, and a write-in candidate winning today, add this to the list of improbable scenarios: David G. Ross may be changing his tune on YRC Worldwide Inc.
YRC Worldwide Inc. reported third-quarter profitability gains, despite revenue rolling downhill slightly.